Australian Cate Blanchett won Best Actress and Irish film The Banshees of Ishirin took home three major gongs at the Golden Globes, but Jennifer Coolidge stole audience hearts when she took home the Best Actress award on Wednesday.
After winning the ‘Best Actress in a Limited Series’ category for her role in the comedy-drama series Tanya McQuaid white lotus. , Coolidge gave a rousing speech that won a standing ovation and later left viewers spellbound online.
Coolidge, with her moving, nonchalant delivery, seized the moment at the 80th Annual Awards in Los Angeles to lament the lulls in her career, the drain on the industry’s enduring quest for a career.
She began before she decided: “There’s five people like that who’ve kept me going for twenty years with these little jobs, and Ryan Murphy was one of them… Well, it was like you, Ryan.” there? Well, it was just you, Ryan.”
She continued, “I didn’t know anyone and it was kind of like this kind of thing that went nowhere.” “And there were these people who would just give me these nice little jobs and that was enough to get me to the next job, it kept me going for a long time.”
Coolidge said she was grateful for the film’s success american pie, Saying that the sequels made it last a short while.
“Five different American Pie sequels,” she said, “I’ve milked it to the bone, and I mean I still go for six or seven—whatever they want.”
The 61-year-old star, who has been acting since the early 1990s, saw a surge in popularity after appearing as Tanya McQuaid in the series directed by Mike White.
Her portrayal of a troubled, eccentric woman on vacation brought Coolidge a new set of admirers and a renaissance later in her career.
Now, she feels that she is no longer dragging her career down.
“I just want to say that I had big dreams and big expectations as a younger person, but life kind of fizzled out,” she told the audience.
“I had these giant ideas but then you get bigger and I just want to say Mike White you gave me hope, you gave me a fresh start.”
White, who smiled tearfully, was among the many who were touched by the speech, which punctuated its sense of humor after every candid moment.
“It kind of changed my life in a million different ways—my neighbors talk to me. Things like that. I mean it, I’ve never been invited to one party on my hill, and now they’re inviting me all.”
Other winners include veteran actress Michelle Yeoh, who won first prize for Everything Everywhere All at OneAnd Saying she fought hard for recognition for decades.
“Hollywood was a dream come true until I came here… to look at that face,” said the Malaysian-born actress, noting that she was called a “minority” and was asked if she could speak English early on. Professional life.
At age 60, Yeoh said winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy came after “an amazing journey and an incredible battle”.
“I turned 60 last year, and I think all women understand this, because the days and the years and the numbers are getting bigger, the opportunities seem to be getting smaller.”
The Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honor outstanding achievements in film and television.