Jacqueline Bisset Golden Globe Speech: What Did Actress Say After Win?

Jaqueline Bisset
Chiwetel Ejiofor (R) with actress Jacqueline Bisset. Reuters

Jacqueline Bisset won an award at the Golden Globes on Sunday. The win, for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, was one that not many people expected. Even the actress herself didn’t think she would get the award.

The 69-year-old star, who was in complete shock after her name was announced for her role as Lady Cremone in the Starz television series “Dancing On Edge,” took a few moments to get out of her seat. Once she did, she made the long walk to the stage, which seemed to take a little longer due to so many stars being crammed in a small area. Once she got there, nothing came out.

Before 2014, she had been nominated for a Golden Globe four times. For a few moments she stood on stage like a deer in caught in the headlights and just uttered an awkward giggle. The rest of the crowd began to laugh with her and Bisset tried to gather her thoughts. Among her fragmented comments, there was some foul language, which NBC tried to bleep out, but she managed to make “sh*t” get on the air.

According to her, 47 years ago the Hollywood Foreign Press said she was a promising newcomer. Nearly 50 years later, she thanked them for honoring her with the award. Though Bisset tried to gather her thoughts, they remained disjointed.

"I want to thank the people who have given me joy. Like my mother who used to say 'go to hell and don't come back,'" she uttered at one point. "To look good, forgive everybody. It's the best beauty secret,” she added.

The music came on and Bisset knew it was time to leave the stage, so she thanked everyone one last time and strode off the stage with her gold award in hand. She quickly became a trending topic on Twitter as many made quips about her long-winded speech. Even comedienne Ellen DeGeneres joked about it.

“I helped write Jacqueline Bisset's speech,” she tweeted. “Did you like it?”

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