Kevin Costner announced that he will miss the 2023 Golden Globe Awards due to flooding from 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 Twitter video in which he explained that he and his wife Christine Baumgarter would be absent from the show.
“Hi everyone. Look, I’m so sorry for everyone who might have been tuning in to watch the Golden Globes — Chris and I aren’t going to be there,” Costner said in the video that he posted shortly before the Golden Globes began airing 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 freeway has flooded out, we found ourselves on the wrong side of the town and we couldn’t get back last night.”
“Nobody’s sadder than us that we can’t be there at the Golden Globes,” Costner added. “Chris had a beautiful dress, I was looking forward to walking down the red carpet with her.”
Costner went on to apologize. “I’m just so sorry that I can’t be there. I really wanted to, I know how bad Chris wanted to support me,” Costner shared. “She went out and bought me some gold and yellow and black and silver balloons so we’re going to sit at the television and see what happens.”
“Thank you for your support,” he concluded. “I’m really sorry to the Golden Globes and the international press and I hope we’re invited back. Thanks.”
The star-studded event returned 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 stunning lack of diversity — there was not a single Black journalist in the 87-person group.
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