Mike White Rails Against Audience in ‘White Lotus’ Acceptance Speech

The White Lotus director Mike White known as out the star-studded viewers at Tuesday night time’s Golden Globe Awards for rejecting the chance to work on his present.

The acclaimed collection scooped the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television trophy on the ceremony, beating an inventory of contenders that included Pam and Tommy, The Dropout and Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

And as he ascended the stage at Beverly Hills’ Beverly Hilton, White—who created, wrote and directed the collection—identified that there have been many individuals within the viewers of celebrities and highly effective executives who missed the HBO hit.

In an obvious reference to The White Lotus‘ second season being set in Italy, White began by saying that he was “drunk,” telling the viewers: “I was going to give this speech in Italian, but I’m too drunk, because there was no food. When we got there, they were like, ‘The food is over. You can’t have anything.’ It was just drink.”

He then took goal on the viewers, playfully pointing on the laughing attendees as he yelled: “I know you all passed! You all passed on this show! So, yes, it’s very gratifying to have this moment.”

The night time additionally proved to be victorious for The White Lotus star Jennifer Coolidge, who scooped the trophy within the class Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

During her speech, she praised White, saying: “I just want you all to know that I had such big dreams and expectations as a younger person, but what happened is they get sort of fizzled by life and whatever. I thought I was going to be Queen of Monaco even though someone else did it. But I had these giant ideas. And then you get older and, oh, s*** is going to happen.”

"The White Lotus" director Mike White
Mike White is 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 in Beverly Hills, California, on January 10, 2023. The director of “The White Lotus” known as out the viewers on the ceremony for passing on his HBO hit as he scooped a trophy.
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“And, Mike White, you have given me hope,” she went on. “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.

“This is one thing all of you, if you do not know Mike White, that is what you must know: He is fearful concerning the world, he is fearful about individuals, he is fearful about associates of his that are not doing effectively, he is at all times fearful about individuals, you are fearful about animals, and he actually is without doubt one of the biggest individuals I’ve ever … He offers me a lot pleasure to be—you make individuals need to dwell longer, and I did not.

“So anyway, I just want to say, Mike White, I love you to death. I just want to say, this is a real fun night, thank you. Thank you!”

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