Michael Shannon watched the “Oscar” awarding ceremony with alcohol in his hands and with the TV in silent mode. The actor, who played one of the main roles in “The Shape of the Water,” spent an evening at the Old Town Ale House in Chicago.
Usually Shannon lives in Brooklyn and appears on the Oscar, but this year he directs the production of “The Traitor” at the Red Orchid Theater on the same name by Brett Neveu. Shannon finished working only on Sunday night, March 4, so he attended the ceremony “in absentia”: went to a well-known institution of Old Town Ale House across the street from the theater. He ordered himself a drink and watched “Oscar” on TV with subtitles, because the bar played music.
Michael Shannon watching the film he starred in, "Shape of Water", win best picture while sitting in the Old Town Ale House. No sound on the TV, just sub-titles. Of course the juke box was rocking, and the beer flowing. Where else would you want to spend Oscar night? pic.twitter.com/WAC6uc6guZ
— Bruce Elliott (@GeriatricGenius) March 6, 2018
Shannon has been a member of Red Orchid since 1993. It was this theater that gave birth to his film career, so the actor regularly returns and participates in productions.