Published on February 24th, 2017 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
Premier League Oscars 2017: which City player has won an award?
Ahead of this weekend’s 89th Academy Awards, daily Fantasy Football game Oulala.com are presenting their alternative take on Hollywood’s celebration of the film industry’s finest with the Premier League Oscars 2017!
Their glittering ceremony, live from Shanghai China, recognises the best of the Premier League from the 2016/17 season.
Going into the event, Chelsea and Arsenal were the frontrunners with six nominations apiece; third were Liverpool, with five. While Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez were nominated in three categories each.
There are eight awards up for grabs – Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Visual Effects, Director, Cinematography, Original Screenplay, Picture and the prestigious Academy Honorary Award for services to the Premier League.
But which award was given to a City player? Let’s find out…
Best Supporting Actor
Nominated: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham)
Nominated: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
Nominated: Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion)
Nominated: Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City)
WINNER: Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Kevin De Bruyne has won the best supporting actor at the Premier League Oscars for his performance at Manchester City.
The 25-year-old, known primarily for his creative roles, beat off tough opposition in this fiercely competitive category to win the award.
In Pep Guardiola’s side, De Bruyne plays a Belgian at the centre of a plot for European domination.
De Bruyne’s previous performances have brought him wide acclaim, including a starring role in Dieter Hecking’s German masterpiece Wolfsburg.