It was only the second award of the night, but we feel pretty confident saying no one will give a more talked-about — or more off-kilter — acceptance speech at the 71st Golden Globes.
Jacqueline Bisset won the award for TV best supporting actress for her role in the Starz miniseries “Dancing on the Edge.” She then delivered a halting, disjointed speech in which she noted she was a Globe nominee in 1969 for most promising newcomer; looked for her “inspiration,” co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor, in the audience; and cursed on live TV.
“To the people who’ve given me s***, I say like my mother — what did she say? She said, ‘Go to hell and don’t come back,'” Bisset said. The NBC censors caught her S-bomb in time, but her speech goes in the Oddball Awards Show Speech Hall of Fame.
Bisset even confounded the orchestra, who tried not once, but twice, to play her off. Had she stayed on stage much longer, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler may have had to tackle her.
In the backstage press room, Bisset said she was caught off-guard by her category coming so early in the show: “I was completely out of it, thinking ‘Where is my dinner?'” She also says she couldn’t even remember what she said in her speech.
Watch Bisset’s speech below:
— Additional reporting by Billy Nilles