Kevin Costner received his Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Drama Series for Yellowstone while in bed at home.
Kevin Costner may not have been able to attend the Golden Globes ceremony this year, but luckily we still got the chance to see him receive his award. The golden trophy for Best Actor in a Drama Series was delivered in the mail, and he shared the unboxing of it via video on Twitter. The short clip was recorded from a place many women could only dream of being: Kevin Costner’s bed.
The actor was fully clothed (sorry, ladies) as he opened his Golden Globe for his work on Yellowstone, and sounded a bit wistful as he spoke about how watching the Golden Globe ceremony from his home “wasn’t the same.” He would have attended the ceremony in person, had it not been for flooding in his area that made it impossible to travel.
According to CNN, Kevin Costner’s wife, made a night out of it, bringing home around 30 balloons to decorate the house to cheer him up. She had “realized that my heart was a bit low,” the actor said and went out of her way to make a big to-do even though he couldn’t be there for the real thing.
In the video, Kevin Costner speaks about how actors come to Hollywood, hoping for the chance to one day receive such an award. He thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that voted for the award, and added that “I’m so glad I found the movies in my life; it made a difference.”
One might expect from his reaction that this is the first time Kevin Costner has won such an award, but he has actually been nominated for seven Golden Globes over the course of his decades-long acting career. He won for best director in 1991 for Dances with Wolves and won an acting trophy in 2013 for Hatfields and McCoys.
Still, winning a Golden Globe is always a big deal, even if you’re a veteran actor, and the humbleness and grace with which he accepted it (even if it was almost a month later via an unboxing video) is one of the reasons why Kevin Costner is such a well-loved star.
Kevin Costner has also won two Academy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Some of his most famous films include Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Wyatt Earp, and The Bodyguard.
Many times, the actor has played cowboys from out west, something he can relate to, being from a western state like California himself. In an interview with Inside the Actors Studio in 2001, he said that watching How the West Was Won at age seven had “formed” who he was as a person then, and even the person he is now that he is older.
Kevin Costner’s career began with small roles in films like Sizzle Beach, U.S.A., and a television commercial for an early Apple computer, but eventually he “broke out” in 1985 with his role in a Western called Silverado. He officially hit movie star levels of fame when he starred as Eliot Ness in The Untouchables in 1987, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Kevin Costner has been acting for over forty-five years and is still winning accolades for it. So, in my opinion, that more than qualifies him to open his awards at home in bed!