July 21, 2018

Sylvester Stallone’s Speech Snub

Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone caused controversy after forgetting to thank Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan in his Golden Globes acceptance speech.

The 69-year-old actor appeared tearful when he picked up his second-ever prize at the ceremony, Best Supporting Actor, for ‘Creed’, and despite a lengthy acceptance speech, he initially omitted to extend his gratitude to the movie’s director or his co-star.

However, after realising his mistake, he stopped the music to rectify the situation, telling filmmaker Ryan: “You are a brilliant, brilliant filmmaker… You did it all, I just hung on for dear life.”

Unfortunately, the comments were not aired as the show had gone to a commercial break, prompting a flurry of outrage on social media.

Selma director Ava DuVernay tweeted: “Well. I’m gonna go ahead and thank RYAN COOGLER + MICHAEL B. JORDAN since no one else is. Thank you, brothers. Good work. #smh #goldenglobes.(sic)”

And Samuel L Jackson posted: “#waitwaitwait, Ryan Coogler & Michael B Jordan, Thanks for acting with me!!! Loved Sly but…(sic)”

However, Ryan didn’t seem to upset by the snub.

He said backstage: “No, no, no! Not at all.

“I don’t know what’s happening on Twitter but I love Sly…

“And what he said was so nice! (sic)”

‘Creed’ saw Stallone reprise his role as boxer Rocky Balboa for the spin-off movie and he praised the character as the “best friend” he ever had.

He said in his speech: “I wanna thank Rocky, the best friend I ever had…

“I am the sum total of everyone I’ve ever met.”

The veteran actor also paid a touching tribute to his wife Jennifer Flavin.

He said: “Having your love is the greatest award in the world every day.”

Stallone – who previously won a Golden Globe in 1977 for the first ‘Rocky’ movie – had earlier walked the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel with his wife and daughters Sophia, 19, Sistine, 17, and 13-year-old Scarlet.

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