Billy Bob Thornton Wins Golden Globe for “Goliath”
Billy Bob Thornton picked up his second Golden Globe on January 8, 2017 at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. This one was for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Drama Series. Thornton was nominated for his role as Billy McBride in the Amazon original series “Goliath” (2016). He was up against Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”) and Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”).
In his acceptance speech, the 61-year-old actor joked around with Bob Odenkirk, and accepted the award on behalf of Luke Scott, a P.A. on the show who passed away last year, whom he loved and admired. Thornton won his first Golden Globe in 2015 for his performance in “Fargo” (2014). He also won an Oscar in 1997 for “Sling Blade” (1996) in the Best Writing category (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published).
Now not to take anything away from Billy Bob Thornton, but there was a lot of terrific acting in “Goliath.” William Hurt was fantastically evil as Billy McBride’s nemesis, Donald Cooperman.
The series should be getting a second season for sure now and we’re looking forward to that.
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