Kevin Costner was unable to attend the Golden Globes last month due to the flooding in California that closed the freeways.
When he won best performance by an actor in a TV drama for his role in Yellowstone, presenter Regina Hall accepted on his behalf, saying, “He so much wanted to be here but because of the unprecedented weather and flooding, he has to shelter in place in Santa Barbara. Jesus,” Hall said. “This is a sad story right now. He’s stuck in Santa Barbara.”
“Let’s pray, everyone,” she joked, laughing, as the audience, too, began to laugh. “No, that’s awful. No, no, no, this is true. Everyone, we do pray, we hope everyone affected by these storms remains safe and I’m going to accept that award right there on your behalf, Kevin.”
Now, a month later, Costner finally received his Golden Globe, and unwrapped it on his bed—and gave an acceptance speech. He said that this was “something I dreamed about,” and he desperately wanted to be there.
“We watched the whole doggone thing and my kids heard our name be called, and we weren’t at one of the greatest parties in the world,” Costner said. “We wanted to be, but we found ourself together as a family. My children heard my name called, and they stood up and they cheered.”
It’s unclear if Costner will be returning to Yellowstone universe; reports recently came out that after the rest of season five airs this summer, the show will end and that a spin-off show, rumored to be starring Matthew McConaughey, will continue the Dutton family saga.
“We have no news to report. Kevin Costner is a big part of Yellowstone and we hope that’s the case for a long time to come. Thanks to the brilliant mind of Taylor Sheridan, we are always working on franchise expansions of this incredible world he has built. Matthew McConaughey is a phenomenal talent with whom we’d love to partner,” a Paramount Network spokesperson told Deadline. Costner has yet to comment on the speculation, and his Instagram did not mention Yellowstone, Sheridan, or his co-stars. The official Yellowstone Instagram did comment, “So proud of you!!! ❤️🙌”
“When you first come to Hollywood you just wanted to get your first job and you see these things and even wonder if you’re ever gonna get in a room like that,” he shared. “It feels really good to have this, there’s no substitute for being there.”
He ended, “For everybody who supported me, for the Hollywood Foreign Press for thinking enough of what I did this year and I’m so glad I found movies in my life. That made a difference. I don’t know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t done the movies. Thank you to everyone.”
Watch his belated Golden Globes acceptance speech here:
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