Jennifer Coolidge and Mike White together at the 80th Golden Globes viewing and afterparty.
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You may have thought you’d seen every perfect moment from The White Lotus season 2 (Meghann Fahy’s facial expressions during the finale; Jennifer Coolidge’s sneaky walk/run on the yacht). But the show just keeps giving.
White Lotus collaborators Mike White (writer and director) and Coolidge (star) attended the Golden Globes on Tuesday and won awards. Coolidge gave a speech while accepting the prize for best supporting actress in a limited series – anthology series or TV movie, and White spoke while accepting best limited series – anthology series or TV movie. They took time to shout each other out, and it’s some truly heartwarming stuff.
“I just want you all to know that I had such big dreams and expectations as a younger person, but what happened was they get sort of fizzled by life or whatever,” Coolidge said onstage. “Mike White, you have given me hope. You’ve given me a new beginning.”
The camera cut to White tearing up in the audience. When it became his turn to accept an honor and speak, he told the crowd he was still choked up over her words.
In addition to acknowledging Coolidge (“Jennifer, I love you”), White noted he was drunk and hilariously reminded attendees that he knows they “all passed” on Lotus.
Satirical anthology series The White Lotus follows the exploits of guests staying at luxurious resorts. While they didn’t take home the prize, season 2 cast members Aubrey Plaza and F. Murray Abraham also received acting nominations. HBO has already renewed the show for season 3.
Here’s the full list of Golden Globes winners, and more hilarious highlights involving Eddie Murphy, Regina Bassett and host Jerrod Carmichael.
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