It had been 39 years since Stallone was in the Golden Globes nominee circle, when he was nominated for lead actor in a drama for "Rocky" and for screenplay of the boxing classic.
In this reboot of the successful franchise written and directed by 29-year-old
"I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I've ever had," said Stallone. But he didn't thank his director Coogler or costar Michael B. Jordan. He ran back onstage to do so, but it wasn't aired.
Also nominated for the supporting actor Golden Globe were Michael Shannon for "99 Homes"; Mark Rylance for "Bridge of Spies"; Idris Elba for "Beasts of No Nation"; and Paul Dano for "Love & Mercy."
Besides the Golden Globe, Stallone was in the running for critics' honors and won the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures honor for his poignant performance.
Will Stallone be in fighting shape to take on all comers in the race for an Oscar nomination on Thursday?