Jennifer Coolidge might have been “killed off” on The White Lotus, however her love for showrunner Mike White lives on eternally. The actor delivered a tearful speech on the eightieth Annual Golden Globes Awards whereas accepting her gold for Greatest Actress in a Restricted Collection.
Throughout her speech, Coolidge thanked the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation and her previous collaborators, giving Ryan Murphy, Michael Patrick King and Reese Witherspoon every a shout out.
Finally, the actor turned her focus to White and paid tribute to him in a manner that left all people laughing and crying (and possibly crying from laughing).
“I had such huge goals and expectations as a youthful individual, however what occurred is that they get type of fizzled by life, or no matter. I believed I used to be going to be queen of Monaco, despite the fact that another person did it,” Coolidge joked.
“I had these large concepts and then you definitely grow old and suppose, ‘Oh, what the fuck goes to occur? And, Mike White, you might have given me hope. You’ve given me a brand new starting, even when that is the top since you did kill me off, however it doesn’t matter. Even when that is the top, you’ve modified my life in 1,000,000 alternative ways,” she continued, explaining that her neighbors are chatting with her and welcoming her to events now that she’s held such a buzzy position.
Addressing the viewers, the actor mentioned, “Should you don’t know Mike White, that is what it’s best to know: He’s apprehensive in regards to the world, he’s apprehensive about individuals, he’s apprehensive about pals of his that aren’t doing properly. He’s apprehensive about animals! He actually is without doubt one of the biggest individuals.”
Coolidge instructed White, “You make individuals wish to reside longer — and I didn’t! Mike, I like you to loss of life.” All through the speech, the digicam panned to White, displaying him breaking down in tears over her phrases.
Watching Mike White cry as Jennifer Coolidge calls him one of many biggest individuals she’s ever identified is without doubt one of the sweetest moments in tv I’ve ever seen.
— Jada Yuan (@jadabird) January 11, 2023
The HBO authentic obtained 4 nominations on the awards ceremony, profitable two: one for Coolidge’s efficiency and one other for Greatest Restricted Collection, Anthology or TV Film.
Taking dwelling the Greatest Supporting Actress win, Coolidge beat her co-star Aubrey Plaza —who was additionally nominated for The White Lotus — in addition to Claire Danes for Fleishman Is in Hassle, Daisy Edgar-Jones for Beneath the Banner of Heaven, and Niecy Nash-Betts for Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.