Michael Douglas Wins Best Actor for 'Kominsky Method' at the Golden Globes
This is the fourth win and ninth nomination for Douglas.
At the podium, Douglas said, "Thank you, my regard to Hollywood Foreign Press. Donald and Bill, Sacha, Jim, I can't even imagine sitting in the same group for this honor in comedy. I owe all this to one man out there, Mr. Chuck Lorre. Thank you for your exquisite work."
"Thank you to Al Higgins," the actor continued, "and my dancing partner, Alan Arkin. All our wonderful castmembers, my crew, my team, kids and my extraordinary wonderful wife."
"This goes to my 102-year-old father, Kirk," he finished. This is the fourth win and ninth nomination for Douglas.
Backstage, Douglas gave some background on the project. "This was a comedy when Chuck Lorre sent me this script. I wasn't thinking about getting involved, but it was such a good script. He is a wonderful writer and I love a challenge that this point in my career. I think comedy is much more difficult than drama. I think we might cherish funny friends as opposed to all the serious guys that we know."
He added, "I thought one of the things that Chuck did so beautifully is he did not want to make fun of acting teachers, and the fact is there are a whole bunch of young actors out here in LA who are living in their cars in order to pay for their acting classes and acting lessons. I was a little jealous that my oldest friend in the world, Alan Arkin, gets applause in my acting class which I’ve been trying to get for 20 years."
The Kominsky Method also won the Globe for Best Comedy or Musical Series, while Arkin was nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
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