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Jacqueline Bisset vs. the Golden Globes' Damned Get-Lost Orchestra

Jacqueline Bisset Golden GlobesJacqueline Bisset vs. the Golden Globes 2014 get-lost orchestra (Photo © HFPA: Jacqueline Bisset accepts her Golden Globe while Mila Kunis claps)

NBC or whoever organized the Golden Globes 2014 ceremony sat Jacqueline Bisset way in the back of the awards ceremony ballroom. Never mind the fact that Bisset's film career began nearly half a century ago and that she was a Golden Globe nominee in the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television category for the mini-series Dancing on the Edge. As a result, it took Bisset, who seemed about as surprised as everybody else when her named was called up, more than a minute to reach the stage.

Visibly moved, Bisset had to wait a few more seconds before she was able to talk. By the time she began with her somewhat rambling acceptance speech, the orchestra decided it was time for her to get off the stage already, and walk the long mile back to her seat (or to the press room and then back to her seat).

While talking, Jacqueline Bisset was momentarily bleeped, but the “shit” she uttered managed to be clearly understood. Notably, she also reminisced about her mother, who apparently was unforgiving when it came to people who gave her shit: “Go to hell and don't come back.” Now, it's unclear whether or not that was directed at the Golden Globe's orchestra.

Anyhow, Jacqueline Bisset isn't her mother, or so she claimed. Before blowing a kiss to the audience, the 69-year-old veteran actress added:

I believe, if you want to look good, you've got to forgive everybody. You have to forgive everybody, it's the best beauty treatment. Forgiveness for yourself and for the others.

And that apparently means the obnoxious Golden Globes 2014 orchestra (clearly obeying orders from above) will – eventually – be forgiven.

By the way, Jacqueline Bisset's 2014 Golden Globes competitors in the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television category were the following: Janet McTeer for The White Queen; Hayden Panettiere for Nashville; Monica Potter for Parenthood, and Sofia Vergara for Modern Family.

Jacqueline Bisset Golden Globes winnerJacqueline Bisset movies (photo © HFPA: Jacqueline Bisset holding her first ever Golden Globe)

Jacqueline Bisset movies include her film debut in Richard Lester's The Knack… and How to Get It (1965); Peter Yate's Bullitt (1968), opposite Steve McQueen (the actor, not the 12 Years a Slave director); George Seaton's blockbuster Airport (1970), with Burt Lancaster, Jean Seberg, Dean Martin, Helen Hayes, and mad bomber Van Heflin (Bisset almost gets sucked off the plane); François Truffaut's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner Day for Night / La Nuit américaine (1973), with veterans Valentina Cortese and Jean-Pierre Aumont; Peter Yate's The Deep (1977), with Nick Nolte and Robert Shaw; and George Cukor's Old Acquaintance remake Rich and Famous (1981), with Bisset and Candice Bergen in, respectively, the old Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins roles.

More recently, Jacqueline Bisset was featured in Claude Chabrol's socially conscious crime drama The Ceremony / La Cérémonie (1995), with Jean-Pierre Cassel, Isabelle Huppert, and Sandrine Bonnaire; C. Jay Cox's gay Mormon romantic drama Latter Days (2003), with Steve Sandvoss and Wes Ramsey; Tony Scott's frenetic Domino (2005), with Keira Knightley, Edgar Ramírez, and Mo'Nique; and Bernard Rose's comedy-drama Two Jacks (2012), with Sienna Miller and Jack Huston.

Directed by Stephen Poliakoff, Dancing on the Edge stars Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew Goode.

Jacqueline Bisset Golden Globe nominations

This year's marked Jacqueline Bisset's first ever Golden Globe win. Bisset had been previously nominated for four Golden Globes:

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for Christian Duguay's Joan of Arc (1999)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for John Huston's Under the Volcano (1984)
  • Best Actress - Musical/Comedy for Ted Kotcheff's Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
  • Most Promising Newcomer - Female for Harvey Hart's The Sweet Ride (1968)

2014 Golden Globe winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television Jacqueline Bisset photos: © Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

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2 Comments to Jacqueline Bisset vs. the Golden Globes' Damned Get-Lost Orchestra

  1. joelnox

    T- I've met her, she's lovely and charming. Do you expect her to stand there while she answers questions and clean her glasses? There are people there to assist the stars with things just like that.

    As to the fact that you don't consider her hot anymore. Perhaps she doesn't look like she did in Bullitt 46 years ago but the woman is 69 and looks terrific for that age. Not pulled and plastic but like a mature woman who had taken care of herself. Besides it wasn't a wet T shirt contest, she won an award for her acting, one she didn't expect to win based on previous experience so she wasn't prepared. I thought her speech was genuine and real and a whole lot better than a bunch of insincere thanks to people that aren't really meant. I seemed longer than it was since whoever organized the event had no idea how to place the nominees and had many of them, including Jackie, in the hinterlands.

  2. T

    How obnoxious is this woman! “Nicky, could you clean my glasses?” Gosh what an obnoxious woman not preparing for anything. She's not hot anymore. She needs to get a grip on reality.