Kevin Costner has announced that he will miss the 2023 Golden Globe Awards due to flooding caused by ongoing rainstorms in Los Angeles County.
The 67-year-old “Yellowstone” star, who was nominated for best actor in a drama series at the awards ceremony, shared a video on Twitter explaining that he and wife Christine Baumgarter will be absent from the show.
Costner said in the video he posted shortly before the Golden Globes began broadcasting on Tuesday.
“Yesterday we had to pull the kids out of school in Santa Barbara,” the actor continued. “This is the second time in five years that the highway has flooded, and we found ourselves on the wrong side of town and couldn’t get back last night.”
“Nobody is sadder than we are about not being able to be at the Golden Globes,” Costner added. “Chris had such a beautiful dress, I was so looking forward to walking the red carpet with her.”
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Costner went on to apologize. Costner shared, “I’m so sorry I can’t be there. I really wanted to, and I know how badly Chris wanted to support me.” “She went out and bought me some gold, yellow, black and silver balloons, so we’ll sit at the TV and see what happens.”
He concluded by saying, “Thank you for your support.” “I am really sorry for the Golden Globes and the international press and I hope we will be invited again. Thank you.”
Over the past 48 hours, Southern California has been hit by powerful rainstorms that have caused heavy flooding in some areas. The coastal community of Montecito in Santa Barbara County, home to celebrities including Prince Harry, Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey, was ordered to evacuate on Monday.
Costner, who plays patriarch John Dutton on the Paramount+ series, was competing in the category against Jeff Bridges (“Old Man”), Diego Luna (“Andor”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Cool Soul”) and Adam Scott. (“to cut”).
It was the only category for which “Yellowstone” received a nomination and also the show’s first Golden Globe nod after five seasons since its launch in 2018.
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Costner has been nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards over his decades of career. He won Best Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie for his performance in 2013 and won Best Director for his 1991 film Dances with Wolves.
“Yellowstone” co-stars from California Cole Hauser and Mo Bringings Plenty will star as presenters at the 2023 ceremony. Hauser announced he’ll be taking the Golden Globes stage with his co-stars in an Instagram post he shared Monday.
Excited to be representing @yellowstone @paramountnetwork with my brother @mobringsplenty tomorrow night @goldenglobes Enjoy! wrote the 47-year-old actor.
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Tuesday marked the star-studded event’s return for the first time since 2021 after a controversy involving the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). At the time, the HFPA came under fire after a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed ethical lapses and a startling lack of diversity—there was not a single black journalist in the group of 87.
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