Sunday night’s Golden Globes included a huge win for Patricia Arquette, who took home the award for Best Supporting Actress In A Limited Series for her role in The Act. Arquette praised her co-star Joey King during her acceptance speech, with the two women later celebrating Arquette’s win in the InStyle elevator. Unfortunately for King, those trophies are just as heavy as everyone says and the actor was left with a bruised forehead after an accidental run-in. Award shows are way more dangerous than we thought.
Arquette may have won the Globe for playing real-life abusive mother Dee Dee Blanchard, but as viewers can clearly see in InStyles video, she definitely wasn’t going method in the elevator. Instead, the co-stars and friends were celebrating Arquette’s win with a stack of bills, a top hat and a Viking helmet (not a cohesive theme but we like the creativity) when King took a bow directly into Arquette’s globe. Unlike the great elevator fight of 2014 that remains somewhat a mystery, the case of Arquette and King is open and shut. It’s also a good reminder to watch your space before you take a bow. We always forget that part.
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King posted two pics of the bruises she sustained from Arquette’s overly supportive acting, with the results possibly prompting the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to update their terms and conditions to include a disclaimer about the dangers of partying with your trophy. “Patricia Arquette accidentally hit me in the head with her Golden Globe,” writes King, adding “That sentence will give me bragging rights for the rest of my life.”
— Joey King (@JoeyKing) January 6, 2020
Arquette was quick to respond to her co-star, tweeting “What happens in the elevator stays in the elevator! No seriously I’m so sorry sweetest one!”
King also posted the pics on her Instagram and received a mix of sympathy and praise from her fellow actors, including Kaley Cuoco, Molly Ringwald, Zoey Dutch, Kaitlyn Dever, Dascha Polanco and Aaron Paul, who appeared almost jealous of King’s bruise. “This is incredible. My god. Congrats on last night!,” wrote the Breaking Bad star. Actor Vanessa Hudgens also saw the bruise as the ultimate Hollywood badge of honour, adding “Stoooopppppppp. ICONICC.” Golden Globe bruises are the new celeb selfie of 2020. It’s gonna be a rough year.
While getting hit in the head with any trophy is a painful way to end an evening, many Twitter users pointed out that the injury could have been much worse. Thankfully, Arquette didn’t take home an Emmy. Those things are lethal weapons.
You’re lucky, if it was a primetime Emmy you’d be dead. pic.twitter.com/m94Il2tvcz
— Easy eh (@rbrettlong) January 7, 2020