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Getting an award for best performance as an actor is a very big deal and something most actors dream of. The 80th Golden Globes award took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. And Kevin Costner had every intention of attending. But then nature got in the way.
The reason Costner had to miss the ceremony was because of devastating floods in California. The actor lives in Montecito, California, and was affected by the flooding.
Costner even said he attempted to make it to the ceremony but was cut off in Ventura.
“We felt so horrible about that and there was just nothing we could do, and we watched the time like sand in a bottle go out as our chances dimmed of getting there,” the actor explained. “And so we watched from home, and it wasn’t the same.”
The actor said that he even had his suit ready at a Los Angeles area hotel and his wife, Christine also had her dress waiting for her. The 68-year-old actor took to Instagram to express his disappointment. He posted a video where he announced that he would unfortunately not be able to make it to the ceremony and how much he regrets it.
Costner posted a video of him receiving the award later on and unboxing it. He says in the video, “I never liked to be too cool for school. Wanted to be there and Christine realized that my heart was a little bit low and my wife with 30 bucks went down to the store — I’ll never forget this — she bought about 30 balloons ’cause it was just gonna be us and our family in the den watching the Golden Globes.”
He further added commentary to the video, saying, “But my wife found a way to take something really simple and my children and I sat on the couch and 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; we wanted to be, but we found ourselves together as a family and my children heard my name called and they stood up and they cheered.”
When he unboxed the box containing his award, laying atop the box was the card the presenter had read. Costner read it out loud, “For best performance as an actor.” He beat out some amazing actors for the award including Better Call Saul‘s Bob Odenkirk, The Old Man‘s Jeff Bridges, Andor‘s Diego Luna and Severance‘s Adam Scott.
After unearthing his Golden Globe from the box, the actor can be heard saying “Wow.” He then finally delivers the acceptance speech he probably always had planned but of course, it did not go the way he had imagined.
“You know, when you first come to Hollywood, you just wanted to get your first job and you’ve seen these things [awards shows] and you even wonder if you’re ever going to get in a room like that,” he said. “It feels really good to have this. There’s no substitute for being there, but my wife made a night of it for us and all those balloons and now I’m holding it.”
This is not the first time he has won a Golden Globe, in fact, this is his third win. He has previously won in 1991 for Dances With Wolves in the Best Director — Motion Picture category and in 2013 for Hatfields & McCoys in the Best Actor — Miniseries or Television Film category.