Actor Jeremy Allen White is a winner. The winners of the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards are being handed out right now. And the actor, who has become a staple of the Chicago production community for Shameless and now, FX’s The Bear won tonight.
The actor emerged victorious out of a group of heavyweights, but just like the underdog chef he plays, White came out on top. He beat Donald Glover (Atlanta), Bill Hader (Barry), Steve Martin (Only Murders in the Building), and Martin Short ( Only Murders in the Building.)
White began his speech with a surprised “Shit!” He then went onto offer his gratitude.
“Thank you, whoo, man. Thank you, thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press. Thank you guys, my fellow nominees. I am in awe of you. I’m not sure where you are, but you’re all legends. It’s an honor just to have my name near yours truly. Um, The Bear, I love The Bear. I love Carmy, Chris, Joanna, everybody at FX, John, thank you guys. You’ve changed my life. I am incredibly, incredibly grateful. John Martinez, I love you. If you’re watching, I love you. I love you, Andrew Dunlap, thank you for hanging in there with me. Max, Robbie, Gillian, Justin, Chris Huvane. Chris really loved this show. He didn’t get to see all of it. My cast, my cast and crew. If I’m good, it is because you are good, so thank you. Thank you so much. My parents, I love you, thank you for making me feel like this was possible. Louis, Ezer, I love you so, so, so, so much. I love you deep in my bones. Thank you for all you do. Thank you for everything that you’ve done. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love acting. Thank you guys.”
The Bear is also nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
If you’re not familiar or have been living on another planet, The Bear is about a classically trained, world-renowned chef named Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) who takes over his deceased brother’s sandwich shop which was also a family business and all the excitement and drama that comes with it.
The restaurant-based dramedy became an instant hit featuring the familiar faces of guest stars such as Oliver Platt (Chicago Med’s Dr. Daniel Charles), Amy Morton (Chicago P.D.’s Trudy Platt), and John Hughes’ muse for Chicago based 80’s films, Molly Ringwald.
In addition to White, Edebiri, Moss-Bachrach, and Boyce, the half-hour series also stars Abby Elliott, and Liza Colón-Zayas, with Edwin Lee Gibson and Matty Matheson in recurring roles.
White is also nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy Series by The Critics Choice Awards.