Kevin Spacey won the Golden Globe for best actor in a TV series, drama, on Sunday night.
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“This is just the beginning of my revenge,” the actor said, bringing a little bit of Frank Underwood to the Golden Globes stage. “This is the eighth time I’ve been nominated,” Spacey continued. “I cannot believe I f—ing won.”
Spacey’s speech took an emotional turn while speaking about director Stanley Kramer.
Spacey cited a conversation he had with the late filmmaker: ” ‘Your films will stand the test of time and will influence filmmakers for all time,’ ” he told the director. “And I didn’t know if he really retained what I said or not. Sometimes he did, sometimes he didn’t. But as I stood up to leave, he grabbed my hand — and he said as clear to me as anything he ever said, ‘Thank you so much for saying that; that means so much to me. I just wish my films could have been better.’ ”
Spacey also used his acceptance speech to thank his fellow actors in the audience, adding, “I just want to be better, but this is very encouraging, thank you very much.”
David Duchovny and Katherine Heigl presented the award to the House of Cards actor. This is Spacey’s first Golden Globe for his role as Frank Underwood in the Netflix series. His co-star Robin Wright won best actress in a drama series at last year’s Golden Globes, giving Netflix its first Golden Globe win.
Including Maggie Gyllenhaal win on Sunday for her role in The Honourable Woman, Netflix now has won three Golden Globe awards in its history.
Watch Spacey bring his Golden Globe win to the Oval Office when House of Cards returns on Feb. 27.