We Need Jennifer Coolidge At Every Single Awards Show
“My neighbours are speaking to me. I mean it. I was never invited to one party on my hill and now everyone’s inviting me.”
Jennifer Coolidge needs to be at every awards show, now until forever.
After accidentally calling it the Oscars while presenting earlier in the show, Coolidge returned to the 2022 Golden Globes Awards stage to accept the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role as Tanya in the second season of The White Lotus. And while Tanya sadly won’t be joining us for Season 3, at least she left us with a legacy of quotable one-liners and a death scene for the ages.
— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2023
God, she’s relatable. “I don’t work out,” she started her speech, as she plopped the hefty trophy on the floor next to her. “You know, I can’t hold it that long.”
Coolidge then went on to describe how a handful of people in the industry kept her career alive with small roles here and there (regards to you, Ryan Murphy!) before her White Lotus revival. As she tells it, Coolidge started out with big dreams that ended up “fizzled by life”. Same, Jennifer, same.
Coolidge also shared a sweet moment with the tearful White Lotus show creator Mike White, thanking him for her newfound popularity. “Mike White, you gave me a new beginning,” she continued. “Even though this is the end ’cause you did kill me off. But it doesn’t matter because even if this is the end, you changed my life in a million different ways.”
“My neighbours are speaking to me! I mean it. I was never invited to one party on my hill and now everyone’s inviting me.” (To whoever is living down the street from Jennifer Coolidge and not inviting her to their parties; we’d like a quiet word.)
All in all, Coolidge’s speech was a joyful reminder that her IRL persona actually isn’t all that far off from her famously chaotic on-screen character, Tanya, and even Mike White himself circa his dazed and confused Survivor era.
I love how Mike White is actually Tanya and The White Lotus is semi-autobiographical pic.twitter.com/xgL5qBc0EZ
— muffin hemingway (@astaIavistaa) December 13, 2022
We can’t thank Mike White enough for bringing her back onto our screens and, most importantly, to the award ceremonies. The icon lives on.
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