AceShowbiz - Two days after his big win, Sylvester Stallone finally thanked his "Creed" director and co-star after failing to give them a shout-out during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards over the weekend. During the event, the actor grabbed Best Supporting Actor for reprising his iconic role in the "Rocky" spin-off.
"I am the sum total of everyone I've ever met, and so lucky I've absorbed some of this," the triumphant star said in front of the star-studded crowd as he accepted his first-ever Golden Globe win. Thanking his family, he added, "Most of all, I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I've ever had."
Sly came under fire for not acknowledging Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan. Fellow actor Samuel L. Jackson and fellow director Ava DuVernay were among his critics. Sly then apologized on Twitter, "Samuel Jackson is upset that I foolishly forgot to mention the brilliant Ryan Coogler and MB Jordan he is right. I owe them everything."
A day prior to the extended speech, Jackson dissed Sly on the social media, "#waitwaitwait, Ryan Coogler & Michael B Jordan, Thanks for acting with me!!! Loved Sly but..." DuVernay posted a similar tweet, "Well. I'm gonna go ahead and thank RYAN COOGLER + MICHAEL B. JORDAN since no one else is. Thank you, brothers. Good work. #smh #goldenglobes."