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"Hey Arnold, thanks for the words of encouragement," Stallone said in a video.

By Karen Mizoguchi
Updated February 29, 2016 10:15 PM
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This friendship is definitely not Expendable!

Sylvester Stallone will always be a winner to Arnold Schwarzenegger even though the Creed star lost the best supporting actor Oscar to Mark Rylance.

After the Celebrity Apprentice host congratulated his good friend on his whirlwind awards season, Stallone, 69, publicly responded to Schwarzenegger, 68, with a bromantic selfie video on Monday.

“Hey Arnold, thanks for the words of encouragement,” the Rocky actor said on Instagram. “I’ll see you soon, and good luck on your new show.”

On Sunday, the former California governor gushed about Stallone in his own dedication video saying, “Sly, no matter what they say, remember, to me you are the best. You were the winner, I’m proud of you.”

Another loved one standing up for Stallone was his younger brother Frank, who vented his frustrations about the snub on Twitter.

“The Academy should be ashamed of themselves,” Stallone, 65, wrote on Monday. “It’s as clear as the nose on your face that Sly won.”

Adding, “Mark Rylance couldn’t even comb his hair for Christ sake this is the 3rd time Sly’s gotten ripped off Rocky, Copland and Creed. New Voters.”