Sylvester Stallone Wins Golden Globe For Supporting Actor For 'Creed'

Awards season is looking good for Sylvester Stallone, who just won the Golden Globe for supporting actor in film for his turn as an aged, retired and ill Rocky Balboa in Ryan Coogler’s Creed.

It’s been a long time since Stallone has garnered serious awards buzz — 39 years in fact. He was twice-nominated for Academy Awards in 1977, for acting and screenwriting in Rocky. He was also nominated in the same categories at that year’s Golden Globes. Perhaps that’s why Stallone was so visibly shocked to have won.

Receiving a standing ovation from the packed ballroom at the Beverly Hilton as he walked to the stage to accept his trophy, Stallone gushed teary-eyed that “I am the sum total of everyone I’ve ever met.” “Last time I was here [in] 1977, I was kinda hit by tumbleweeds… the view is so beautiful now.” Stallone thanked his reps, his producers and others who helped him along in his career, and saved particularly sentimental words for his wife. “Having your love is the greatest award in the world every day,” Stallone said.

“Most of all,” he said, concluding his speech, “I wanna thank my imaginary friend, Rocky Balboa, for being the best friend I ever had.”

There were, however, two names left out of his acceptance speech: Creed director Ryan Coogler, and his Creed co-star Michael B. Jordan. Although he came back onstage during the commercial break to correct that mistake and thank the two of them personally, the fact it wasn’t televised meant online reaction was not positive: civilians and celebs alike took to social media to slam him for the error.

Lesson: Make sure to bring a list onstage with you.

  1. I noticed the omission. People who had nothing to do with the movie got thanked and not Coogler. Typical!

  2. He totally deserved this award. I knew when I saw it he deserved an award. When he was diagnosed with cancer and was battling it it totally brought me back to when my Dad battled it. Very realistic and moving. What a great film. All the acting was Awesome. Great script too.

  3. People need to get a grip and just relax. It’s an honest mistake that he didn’t mention them in his speech. Your talking about a near 70 year old person who never wins awards or even gets nominated, heck, he never even ATTENDS such events. You want him to win and go up on stage and be perfect? Jesus Christ, relax people, honest mistake. He wasn’t prepared and went up there and got nervous. Geez, Denzel Washington went up there knowing ahead of schedule that he was going up there and even in that moment, he was nervous and blew it. People, serious, get a grip

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