Gillian Anderson accepts Golden Globe via Zoom from her Prague hotel room

The actress joked that she hoped a man in a hazmat suit would be waiting outside her door to give her the award.

Raymond Johnston

Written by Raymond Johnston
Published on 01.03.2021 13:31 (updated on 01.03.2021)

Actress Gillian Anderson, currently in Prague to work on a film, accepted a Golden Globe via a Zoom call from her hotel room.

She won the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her portrayal of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on The Crown.

Despite being all alone in the middle of the night, save for the company of her dog, Stella, she dressed up for the occasion in green-color Dior gown, and shared a picture over Twitter.

“I’m alone in a hotel room in Prague,” she said in a pre-award interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Kevin Frazier, adding that she was unsure she would make it through the evening due to time zone differences.

“It’s been strange. I can’t tell you all the strange, I don’t know where to begin. Yes, it’s been strange. but the dress looks good from the waist up and that is all that really matters,” she said.

She will have to wait to get he actual prize. “Apparently, and I am very disappointed about this, there’s not going to be a man in a hazmat suit sitting outside my door to give me something. I don’t get anything, Nothing,” she said.

She added that a party at dawn if she won was the last thing she wanted, but at least she didn’t have any scenes to shoot Monday, after the ceremony ended.

In her acceptance speech she thanked a long list of people from The Crown. “Thank you very much to the Hollywood Foreign Press, and to my fellow nominees and to Peter Morgan for imagining that I could inhabit Mrs. T,” Anderson said in her acceptance speech.

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She later thanked Morgan again for writing an “exquisitely multi-dimensional character, against the odds.” She also thanked the hair and makeup team for creating the “Thatcher helmet thing,” referring to the distinctive hairdo.

The Crown won four Golden Globes out six nominations, including Best Television Series – Drama and awards for Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin for their lead performances. It couldn’t win all six, as there were two nominations for Best Actor actor and two for Best Actress.

Speaking to a reporter from Los Angeles TV station KTLA after the win she said that she got nervous toward the end, hoping she wouldn’t break the show’s winning streak. “I was sweating a little bit hoping to not be the only one who didn’t end up taking home the trophy,” she added.

This was Anderson’s second Golden Globe. She previously won Best Actress in the Television Series Drama category in 1997 for playing Agent Dana Scully on the series The X-Files.

She is in the Czech Republic to film a role in the World War II drama White Bird: A Wonder Story, based R.J. Palacio’s graphic novel. In the story, a Jewish girl is hidden away by a family in Nazi-occupied France. Anderson plays Vivienne, a character who faces tough choices.