Kevin Costner shares his thanks at the Golden Globes after missing Tuesday’s ceremony due to the California flood.
the Yellowstone The star won Best Actor in a TV Drama, but he wasn’t in the Beverly Hilton cast. He explained in a social media video right before the show that the Santa Barbara flood prevented him from getting to Los Angeles, so he and his wife, Christine Baumgartner, watched the ceremony from home. After he won — and faced ribbing from host Regina Hall for having to “shelter in place” in Santa Barbara — he posted a statement online responding to the news.
“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press and goldenlobes for such a great tribute and to the team at Yellowstone for bringing John Dutton’s world to life,” he wrote. “I share this appreciation with my colleagues, the producers, and our amazing crew. Most of all, a thank you to the fans of our show, who love Yellowstone Ranch as if it were their own.”
Not long ago, Costner shared a video explaining his absence.
He began, “I am so sorry to everyone who might have tuned in to watch the Golden Globes.” “Chris and I wouldn’t be able to be there. Yesterday, we had to get the kids out of school in Santa Barbara. This is the second time in five years that the freeway has flooded. We found ourselves on the wrong side of town and couldn’t get back last night. We couldn’t.” Even from getting home this morning in time, with the highways closed. Nobody feels sadder than us because we can’t be there.”
He said his wife of 18 years “was wearing a beautiful dress” and he was “looking forward to walking the red carpet with her.” Instead, “his wife 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 thanking the people for their support — and added, “I’m really sorry for the Golden Globes and the international press. I hope we will be invited again.”
During the awards ceremony, host Regina Hall announced Costner’s category — and went off script as she shared his excuse for not being there. The comedian mocked the Oscar winner for having to “shelter in place” in luxurious Santa Barbara, home to many millionaires.
“Kevin Costner, he wanted so badly to be…” Girls trip The actress started before breaking into laughter.
“I always love the way they write this,” she said, referring to what was on the teleprompter. “It’s like, he is much He wanted to be…”No, I’m sure he did…but because of the—it was raining—unprecedented weather and flooding, he has to take shelter where he is—in Santa Barbara.”
At the mention of Santa Barbara, she bumped her forehead and joked “Jesus. No, that’s a sad story now,” she continued jokingly. “He’s stuck in Santa Barbara. Let’s pray, everyone. No, this is awful.”
Hall ends, amid laughter in the room, with “That’s right: everyone, we do, we pray and hope that everyone impacted by these storms stays safe. I will accept this award right there, on your behalf, Kevin.”
Costner has long maintained a residence in Santa Barbara, buying the 10-acre property, perched on the Pacific Ocean, in 2006 for $28.5 million. He listed it for $60 million in 2017, but eventually took it off the market.
Californians faced torrential rain, flooding and landslides with nearly 50,000 people under evacuation orders and more than twice that number without power.
Earlier this week, Ellen DeGeneres, who resides in Montecito near other celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, shared a video of floodwaters near her home. She explained that Montecito was under mandatory evacuation, but was advised to take shelter in place because her home was on higher ground. She pointed out that the storm fell on the fifth anniversary of the 2018 mudslides that killed 23 people and more than 100 homes in the coastal enclave.