Jennifer Coolidge’s Golden Globes Speech Steals Show—Read in Full

Jennifer Coolidge isn’t any stranger to stealing the present and he or she did it once more in the course of the 2023 Golden Globe Awards.

The actress, who’s having fun with one thing of a renaissance due to her efficiency in Mike White’s drama The White Lotus, gained finest actress in a supporting position for taking part in the ill-fated Tanya McQuoid within the HBO present.

Coolidge has been identified to movie and tv followers for many years for iconic roles in motion pictures akin to Legally Blonde, A Cinderella Story and the American Pie franchise, in addition to visitor activates exhibits akin to Sex and the City and Friends.

In her transferring and hilarious acceptance speech on the eightieth Golden Globes, which was hosted by comic Jerrod Carmichael, Coolidge, 61, credited White for giving her a “new beginning.”

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Jennifer Coolidge thanked “The White Lotus” creator Mike White as she accepted the Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film award for her position within the HBO drama on the eightieth Annual Golden Globe Awards.
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She additionally joked that her neighbors now communicate to her and invite her to their properties, saying: “I was never invited to one party on my hill, and now everyone’s inviting me!”

Her speech appeared to go down a deal with with the well-known faces within the viewers, and cameras confirmed Margot Robbie, Anya Taylor-Joy and Daisy Edgar-Jones smiling and laughing as she talked.

The digicam additionally zoomed in on White—who performed Mr Schneebly in School of Rock and wrote the screenplay for the 2003 film—as he burst into tears whereas Coolidge was speaking about him.

White later took to the stage to just accept the Golden Globe for finest restricted sequence for The White Lotus, which has been renewed for a 3rd season.

The actor, producer and director gave a barnstorming speech of his personal, stating that there have been many individuals within the viewers of celebrities and highly effective executives who had ignored the HBO hit.

He playfully pointed on the laughing attendees and yelled: “I know you all passed! You all passed on this show! So, yes, it’s very gratifying to have this moment.”

Jennifer Coolidge’s Golden Globes Speech In Full

“Thank you, thank you so much, wow, and thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press. It really means a lot. Thank you. Wow. I can put this down, right? I don’t work out, you know what I mean—I can’t hold it that long. But, you know, this is such a great night. I’m so glad to be here and be in the company of all of you. Hollywood Foreign Press, thank you.

“I simply need to say, a number of the folks on this room, there have been like 5 people who saved me going for, you already know, 20 years with these little jobs. And Ryan Murphy, you had been one among them. It’s these little jobs that saved me going, it was like 5—it was such as you, Ryan, and, let’s examine, we obtained—who else was there. It was … simply you, Ryan.”

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Jon Gries and Jennifer Coolidge as Tanya McQuoid-Hunt and Greg Hunt in “The White Lotus” Season 2. Coolidge gained a 2023 Golden Globe for her efficiency.
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“No, but, I mean—I didn’t know anybody, and it just was sort of this thing that wasn’t going anywhere. Then there were these people who would give me these cute little jobs and it would just be enough to get to the next one. Michael Patrick King, you kept me going for a long time, and Reese [Witherspoon], you got me in Legally Blonde. And then the Weiss brothers would keep me going because some of these would go like five different episodes, and five different sequels of American Pie. I’ve milked that to death. I’m still going for six or seven, whatever they want.

“But I simply need to say, I hope my agent at UTA and Tiffany [Kuzon], you all forgive me as a result of the hook got here out at the very last thing I obtained an award at, this large hook, and I believed it left when vaudeville ended, and this hook got here and took me off the stage on the Emmys. And I did not get to say what I actually wished to say on the Emmys, which is Mike White…I simply—really, I simply need you all to know that I had such large goals and expectations as a youthful individual, however what occurred is that they get kind of fizzled by life and no matter.

“I thought I was going to be queen of Monaco even though someone else did it. [Laughter] But I had these giant ideas. And then you get older and, oh, s*** is going to happen. And, Mike White, you have given me hope. You’ve given me a new beginning. Even if this is the end, because you did kill me off, but even if this is the end, you changed my life in a million different ways. My neighbors are speaking to me and things like that. I was never invited to one party on my hill, and now everyone’s inviting me! I just —you know, it’s to you, Mike White.”

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Mike White pictured accepting the Best Limited or Anthology Series or Television Film award for “The White Lotus” on the eightieth Annual Golden Globe Awards held on the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2023.
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“This is something all of you, if you don’t know Mike White, this is what you should know: He is worried about the world, he’s worried about people, he’s worried about friends of his that aren’t doing well, he’s always worried about people, you’re worried about animals, and he really is one of the greatest people I’ve ever … He gives me so much excitement to be—you make people want to live longer, and I didn’t. [Laughter]

“So anyway, I simply need to say, Mike White, I really like you to dying. I simply need to say, it is a actual enjoyable night time, thanks. Thank you!”

Seasons 1-2 of The White Lotus can be found to stream now on HBO Max.

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