I’m not crying, you’re crying! (Ok, I was too.) Sylvester Stallone took home his first Golden Globe (ever) on Jan. 10 at the 2016 Golden Globes — and even he was shocked.
“I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had.” That’s how Sylvester Stallone, 69, closed out his acceptance speech when he took home the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor –his first ever, which is of course, shocking. He even admitted the last time he was there was in 1977, when the first film, Rocky was nominated!
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Stallone thanked his wife, Jennifer Flavin, and three daughters Sistine, Sophia and Scarlet who were all on the carpet with him at the Globes. While he didn’t actually thank director Ryan Coogler or Michael B. Jordan, but he ran back onstage afterward when he realized he forgot.
“It’s really surreal [to be here] 40 years [later],” he told People on the carpet. “It’s the only film they want to watch,” he said, gesturing to his daughters. “They hate me in everything else.” Stream Stallone’s new movies here!
Of course, this is a moment for Stallone that is extremely important. He recently opened up about his experience at red carpets and award shows when the first film was out. In 1977, on his way to the Oscars, his bow tie broke — and he said no when his chauffeur offered his. “I go, ‘Nah I don’t think it’s going to matter.’ I put my collar on the outside. The undershirt was showing,” he told Variety. “It was just so street. And by the way, I was perceived as being arrogant. No, I’m just poorly dressed. I had no style.” While he didn’t win for actor, the movie won Best Picture. “I felt as though I peaked in 1977. Your film got an award. Now what? It was an incredible amount of success from nowhere.”
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