If there’s one guy who knows how to deliver a moving speech, it’s Kevin Spacey. The 55-year-old actor took home his first-ever Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series — and his ‘House of Cards’ inspired speech, totally showed why.
The same night the new trailer for season three of House of Cards hit the web, Kevin Spacey, AKA President Frank Underwood, won at the 72nd annual Golden Globes for the show! Not only did he share an extraordinary and inspiring story, but he also joked about the “revenge” he’s getting after eight nominations! Watch his speech here.
Kevin Spacey’s Golden Globes Win – Watch Acceptance Speech
“This is just the beginning of my revenge,” Kevin started, laughing about his dark dramedy. “I want to thank Netflix for their incredible support of this series,” continued Spacey. “Ted (Sarandos), all of you guys have done an incredible job. I have an extraordinary time coming to work every day with brilliant writing from Beau Willimon and his incredible writing staff. An incredible cast … Kate (Mara), Robin (Wright), it’s a joy to come to work with you every day and all of those that I work with every day.”
He went on to thank his agents, his manager and his business partner, before dropping the f-bomb.
“This is the eighth time I’ve been nominated,” added Spacey. “I cannot f—ing believe I won.”
Kevin Remembers Stanley Kramer
He then went on a more serious note, talking about a late filmmaker, Stanley Kramer, and reflecting on a conversation they once had. Here it is below.
The last time that I saw Stanley Kramer — one of the great filmmakers of all time — was at the Motion Picture and Television Home, and I was sitting with him and he was in a wheelchair. He was ill at this time. And, as I was about to leave, I realized that I had never told him what I thought about his work … how much his work had meant to me. And so I said to him, the films you made, the subjects you tackled, the performances you got out of some of the greatest actors that have ever walked the face of the Earth, the Oscars you won … your films will stand the test of time and will influence filmmakers for all time.
And I didn’t know whether he had really retained what I said or not. Sometimes he did, sometimes he didn’t. But as I stood up to leave, he grabbed my hand, and I looked at his wife, who was across the room, and I sat back down. And he said as clear to me as anything he had ever said, ‘Thank you so much for saying that. That means so much to me. I just wish my films could have been better.’
Kevin ended his speech saying thank you again, then pausing to remember Stanley and adding, “As I stand here tonight as someone who has enjoyed such an extraordinary career, in large measure because of the people in this room, I just want it to be better. I just want to be better, but this is very encouraging. Thank you very much.”
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— Emily Longeretta