Schwarzenegger, 68, is showing his support to his support to his close friend after the actor lost the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor to Mark Rylance on Sunday night.
In a touching Instagram video, Schwarzenegger tells Stallone he’s proud of him.
“Sly, no matter what they say, remember, to me you are the best,” he said in the clip. “You were the winner, I’m proud of you.”
A video posted by Arnold Schwarzenegger (@schwarzenegger) on Feb 28, 2016 at 7:45pm PST
After Rylance was announced as the winner, the crowd was a mix of cheers and stunned silence.
And Schwarzenegger wasn’t the only one to speak out about the Stallone’s loss. Fans swiftly took to social media to express their shock and show their support for Stallone.
“You’re my hero,” wrote one user.
— JTE (@SchmoesJTE) February 29, 2016
“So pissed right now that @TheSlyStallone did not win for Creed. An absolute travesty!” wrote another.
— TT (@m3dalhead) February 29, 2016
— Jane Shammas (@Rastagirl7) February 29, 2016
Mark Rylance is wonderful!! I just assumed Sylvester Stallone would win
— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 29, 2016
— Chelsea Lewis (@LewisChelsea21) February 29, 2016
The 88th annual Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, are being presented live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.