×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Patricia Arquette Apologizes for ‘Unplanned’ Golden Globes F-Bomb

Patricia Arquette apologized for dropping an f-bomb while accepting her Golden Globe for lead actress in a limited series for Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora.”

“I didn’t plan that. It was an unplanned f-bomb,” she said. “I’m so sorry.” She held up her trophy and joked: “You can’t take it back, can you?”

Arquette won for her extraordinary performance as Joyce Mitchell in the true story of a woman who helped two inmates stage a prison break in upstate New York in 2015. Arquette gained more than 40 pounds for a role that was anything but glamorous.

“I felt so free,” Arquette said. “I never once heard this refrain that I have heard so often in my career — ‘Is she likable enough? Is she attractive enough?'”

Mitchell is a large woman who was unabashedly sexual, which made the role appealing to Arquette. She echoed the calls of other Globe winners for the entertainment industry to remain vigilant in striving for diversity in all aspects of the biz.

“I’m glad to see some of these films being given opportunities,” she said. “Hollywood always responds when they see so much revenue coming from it. Diversity is starting to pay off for Hollywood.”

Arquette said the focus on pay and gender parity should extend beyond Hollywood. She said she’s encouraged by the wave of women legislators elected in recent months at the state and federal level.

“We have a lot of moms out there who are sole breadwinners or primary breadwinners for their families,” she said. “We have to look at equal opportunity and equal pay. I’m excited about how many we have coming into the House.” 

Although Arquette had been nominated on the television side of the Globes ballot three times before (for her starring role on broadcast drama “Medium,” consecutively between 2006 and 2008), this was her first win for a small-screen role. Arquette has one more nomination and win from the film side of the ballot (for “Boyhood” in 2015).

Arquette beat Amy Adams (“Sharp Objects”), Connie Britton (“Dirty John”), Laura Dern (“The Tale”), and Regina King (“Seven Seconds”).

(Danielle Turchiano contributed to this report.)

RELATED CONTENT:

More TV

  • Joseph Mawle

    'Lord of the Rings' Series at Amazon Casts 'Game of Thrones' Alum Joseph Mawle

    Amazon’s upcoming “Lord of the Rings” series has cast Joseph Mawle in a main role, Variety has confirmed with sources. Mawle joins previously announced cast members Will Poulter and Markella Kavenagh. Official details of Mawle’s characters are being kept under wraps, but sources say he will play a villain named Oren. Amazon declined to comment. Reps [...]

  • TV News Roundup: Jacob Tobia Joins

    TV News Roundup: Jacob Tobia Joins 'She-Ra and the Princess of Power'

    In today’s TV news roundup, “She-Ra and the Princess of Power” Season 4 adds Jacob Tobia, and The Weather Channel announces the premiere date for its climate change special with the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.  CASTING Jacob Tobia has joined Netflix‘s “She-Ra and the Princess of Power.” Voicing Double Trouble, Tobia joins Aimee Carrero, Karen Fukuhara, [...]

  • TV Ratings: 'Watchmen' Premiere Draws 1.5

    TV Ratings: 'Watchmen' Premiere Draws 1.5 Million Viewers

    Who will watch the Watchmen? Turns out 1.5 million people, that’s who. The debut of the highly anticipated HBO series delivered that many sets of eyeballs across all the premium cabler’s platforms on Sunday night. For comparison, Sunday’s premiere was up 21% in linear on last week’s “Succession” season finale, and up 20% from the [...]

  • Variety Sundance Portrait Studio

    Melanie Lynskey Joins Showtime Pilot 'Yellowjackets' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Melanie Lynskey has been cast in one of the main roles of the Showtime ensemble drama pilot “Yellowjackets,” Variety has learned exclusively. The project tells the story of a team of talented high school girls soccer players who survive a plane crash deep in the Ontario wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated [...]

  • Writers vs Agents Packaging War WGA

    Writers Guild Boosting Efforts in Project Development Amid Agency Standoff

    The Writers Guild of America, locked in a six-month standoff with major talent agencies, has announced that it’s boosting efforts at gathering TV, streaming and film project development data to help members find new employment opportunities. The WGA made the disclosure in a message to members on Monday. The guild directed its 15,000 members to fire [...]

  • Amy Poehler Jessica Goldberg

    Amy Poehler, Jessica Goldberg Team for 'The Mother-in-Law' Put Pilot at NBC

    Jessica Goldberg is set to write a drama with a put pilot order at NBC that Amy Poehler will executive produce. The project is titled “The Mother-in-Law,” based on the novel of the same name by Sally Hepworth. It is described as a thriller centered around a woman’s complicated relationship with her husband’s family that [...]

  • Beau Willimon Hulu The First

    Beau Willimon, Katie Cappiello to Produce 'Slut' Series Adaptation at Netflix

    Playwright Katie Cappiello is teaming with “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon to bring an adaptation of her 2013 play “Slut” to the small screen. The show, titled “Grand Army,” is set up at Netflix with Odessa A’zion set to lead the cast. “Grand Army” follows five students at the largest public high school in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content