Jacqueline Bisset’s Awkward Golden Globes Moment

The actress won for 'Dancing on the Edge'

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When Jacqueline Bisset won the second Golden Globe award of the evening, for best supporting TV actress for her role in Dancing on the Edge, the actress reminded the room that in 1969 she had been nominated for “most promising newcomer” at the Golden Globes. Now, with her fifth career nomination, she finally has a win — and an awkward awards-show moment to go with it.

Bisset, whose role in the BBC drama about a 1930s jazz band (which airs in the U.S. on Starz) beat out women from better-known series like Nashville and Modern Family, has a long list of prestigious acting credits: BullittDay for Night, Murder on the Orient ExpressJohn of Arc and many more. Her decades of work, however, seemed to have left her unprepared for a win. Her acceptance speech, though sincere and often charming, skipped from topic to topic — harking back to the ’60s, pausing for long moments, calling on her Dancing on the Edge co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor for moral support (to be fair, that shout-out was less random than it may have seemed), putting the tape delay to good use and getting played off stage even before she began thanking anyone.

But at least Bisset wasn’t alone in one respect: with Elizabeth Moss’ “oh sh-” acceptance speech mere minutes later, the tape-delay proved handy once again.

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14 comments
danbloom
danbloom

and she is 69 soont to be 70, this woman is beatiful and real and gutsy. BRAVO, she looks 50

harddazeknight
harddazeknight

She was, no doubt, wasted... not slurring that badly so probably not on alcohol--some sort of downer; Xanax or Valium I suspect. Still a gorgeous, very sexy lady.

cherylstarr
cherylstarr

Ever think she was so surprised that she won that she  was at a loss for words ?

KarenAnnDunn
KarenAnnDunn

Always been a fan....and yes so beautiful BUT Must ask as 'grapes' member above.....Was she High, Drunk or Both....I think both... 

grapes
grapes

Was she High or Drunk or Both?....

iforget2breath
iforget2breath

I think it was simply an unexpected emotional shock - she was totally unprepared after 50 years of waiting.

ingeridw
ingeridw

I have always simply adored Jacqueline Bisset in all her roles.  She is beautiful, gutsy, classy, and wonderful in every way.  During this speech, however, she appeared drunk, and most certainly felt overwhelmed that she'd won, which made it difficult for her to compose herself well enough to make a sensible speech.  We have to forgive people their weak moments.  We all have them.  Congratulations, Jacqueline!!!!!  You so deserve this, and more.

Horseshoe
Horseshoe

She may have had a awkward moment, but I sure do find her SEXY!


danbloom
danbloom

@harddazeknight SHE TOLD CNN Pears Morgan that she was not high on booze or drugs at all, zero, just exitied and walking on a magic carpet as she said. Don't be so hasty to judge.

cherylstarr
cherylstarr

@harddazeknight I"ll wait for the lab results before passing judgement. After 5 nominations and finally winning yeah she probably was high alright.