January 14, 2013 12:10pm PT by Jordan Zakarin
Lena Dunham Thanks Chad Lowe at the Golden Globes, Fulfilling a Twitter Promise
It took 13 years, but Chad Lowe got his thank you.
When she accepted the Golden Globe for best television series comedy, Dunham said onstage, "I also promised myself if I ever got this chance, I would thank Chad Lowe. I'm sorry, I just promised, and I promised my mom."
Rewind for a moment. In August, Dunham tweeted that she forgot to mention Alex Karpovsky in a video she made for the New Yorker, comparing it to when Lowe's then-wife Hilary Swank forgot to thank him during an Oscar acceptance speech in 2000. Lowe took notice and sent a response, tweeting, "What would make that whole Oscars debacle better is if you wrote for me... (I'm a big fan) Keep up the great work!"
Dunham volleyed back, replying, "What a day-maker you are! FYI I will probably mention you if I ever receive any award at all in my lifetime (and I too am a fan.)"
Now, fast-forward back to Sunday night. Dunham accepted the award for best actress in a comedy earlier in the evening and pulled a Swank herself, failing to mention Lowe. He did not take the slight lightly.
"Congrats to @lenadunham on your Golden Globe win. But, seriously? You forget to thank me?! After all we've been through? I'm shocked," he wrote on Twitter -- presumably in jest.
Once she corrected her terrible mistake, he rejoiced, writing, "Dearest @lenadunham YOU COMPLETE ME," to which she replied, "Mutual. It was time."