Awards shows are as much about recognizing artists for their craft as they are artists recognizing those who got them there. Unfortunately, Sylvester Stallone, forgot about the former.
Last night, Stallone won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for reprising his role as Rocky Balboa for Creed.
“I’ll try not to get emotional because I am the sum total of everyone I’ve ever met,” he told the crowd at the beginning of his acceptance speech.
He thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press, his family, producers, and even his “best friend,” Rocky Balboa.
There’s only problem: he forget to thank his director, Ryan Coogler and his, co-star Michael B. Jordan, who was recently named the 2015 Best Actor by the National Society of Film Critics.
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Sly is not known to be one of Hollywood’s best actors, which is maybe why he spent most of his speech looking back on his body of work, instead of focusing on the film. No less it is a big Hollywood “no no” to not acknowledge your cast, but more, importantly, your director.
He later realized his mistake in the press room.
Let’s hope that if he is nominated and ends up winning an Academy Award for his role in Creed that he won’t forget the two men who helped him give the critically-acclaimed performance of a lifetime.
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