It felt as if it took about 20 minutes for Golden Globe winner Jacqueline Bisset -- Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie for Starz series "Dancing on the Edge" -- to even reach the stage to claim her trophy Sunday night. And then things got even more awkward from there.
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Bisset, who reminded the audience that she was nominated for a (now-defunct category) Most Promising Newcomer Golden Globe in 1969, took more than two minutes to sputter out an acceptance speech, which veered from sincerely bewildered to sincerely weird. The venerable actress reprimanded herself for getting emotional -- "Scottish background to the front!" she sharply reminded herself, into the microphone -- and quickly unleashed a string of profanity, not all of which was caught by NBC's censors. (How much do you want to bet that whoever was manning the "bleep" button Sunday night is getting canned for letting "sh-t" make it onto live TV?)
It was a strange speech, to say the least, which seemed to both captivate the audience and make everyone extremely uncomfortable -- especially since Bisset's was only the second award of the night. While Bisset was the butt of many jokes on social media immediately following her bizarre trip to the mic, the actress seemed pleased with her time in the limelight. Recalling a bit of wisdom her mother gave her, Bisset seemed to understand the importance of distilling wit into Twitter-approved soundbites.
"[My mother] used to say, 'Go to hell, and don't come back,'" Bisset told the crowd.
Whatever that means, it'll no doubt have award show fans talking for a while.