Big, big congratulations to Chloë Sevigny for holding up the Big Love flag and winning the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her portrayal of Nicolette “Nicki” Grant on the show!! A well-deserved award, we think.
Also in contention for the award were Jane Adams (Hung, HBO), Rose Byrne (Damages, FX NETWORK), Jane Lynch, (Glee, FOX) and Janet McTeer (Into The Storm, HBO), however it was Chloë (or Chloï, as they misspelled her name) Sevigny who took home the award, as presented to her by actors Chace Crawford and Kristen Bell. We’re so happy for you, Chloë! It’s fantastic!
Meanwhile, Big Love and Bill Paxton lost to Mad Men and Michael C. Hall from Dexter in their respective categories.
Chloë’s acceptance speech was very composed, though she was clearly very excited about her win (and was dressed for the occasion). She also suspected she may have ripped her dress walking up onto the stage!
Check out a clip of the speech below Unfortunately, Chloë’s acceptance speech is currently not available for viewing on YouTube and cannot therefore be embedded, but you can check out a LQ streaming version of it at e.g. Jezebel.com.
Our transcript of Chloë’s entire acceptance speech:
Kristen Bell — Here are the nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a TV series, miniseries or TV movie.
Chace Crawford — Jane Adams, Hung.
Kristen Bell — Rose Byrne, Damages.
Chace Crawford — Jane Lynch, for Glee.
Kristen Bell — Janet McTeer, Into the Storm.
Chace Crawford — Chloë Sevigny, for Big Love.
[Chloë smiles wryly at the storm of applause as the camera zooms in on her.]
Kristen Bell — And the Golden Globe goes to…
Both — … CHLOË SEVIGNY.
[Chloë is quickly congratulated by co-stars Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ginnifer Goodwin, before walking up to the stage with the Big Love original series theme song playing in the background.]
Globes Presenter — This is Chloë Sevigny’s first win and second nomination. She was previously nominated for her performance in the feature film, Boys Don’t Cry.
[Chloë walks up onto the stage with the usher. When presented with the Golden Globe statuette by Kristen Bell, the usher accidentally steps on the back of Chloë’s dress, ripping it. Chloë yelps, all three turning to look at the usher leaving the stage.]
Chloë Sevigny — Wooow!!… [giving the usher a meaningful look] Whoops!
[Chloë laughs, then begins her acceptance speech.]
Chloë Sevigny — Um… I’d like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for this incredible honor…
[Chloë turns again to look after the usher.]
Chloë Sevigny — [chuckling] I can’t believe you just ripped my dress! [laughs breathlessly, audience laughs]
Chloë Sevigny — [continuing her speech] I’d like to share this award with my sister wives, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ginnifer Goodwin.
[Chloë pauses, the audience applauds.]
Chloë Sevigny — Thank you to our cast and crew, especially George, my favorite on-set PA, who runs my lines with me every morning, and without him I would never remember anything. Uh, to all of our writers and directors and producers, to everyone at Playtone and HBO, thank you. To Will and Mark, our creators. I can’t even imagine what inspired you to cast me as a Mormon fundamentalist polygamist! [laughs] I remain eternally confused, and forever grateful. Thank you. [blows a kiss] To all my friends in New York who have always been there for me, I love you, I miss you, and see you soon, and to my beautiful mother, Janine, and my brother, Paul, thank you for making me who I am. Thank you, so much.
[Audience applauds, Chloë walks off the stage.]
And finally, we can’t say this too many times: Congratulations, Chloë!