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Sylvester Stallone Gets Standing Ovation, Thanks 'Rocky Balboa' After First Golden Globe Win Ever

by Alex Ungerman 8:22 PM PST, January 10, 2016
Playing Sylvester Stallone Gets Standing Ovation, Thanks 'Rocky Balboa' After First Golden Globe Win Ever

Sylvester Stallone got his Globe.

The Creed star received a standing ovation when he won Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards for the critically-acclaimed sequel and reboot of the Rocky franchise, also starring Michael B. Jordan.

"Last time I was here, that was 1977," said the 69-year-old actor, referring to his last nomination for the original Rocky film. "It was a long time ago. It’s like a different, different situation and the view is so beautiful now."

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"Most of all, I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever have," Stallone concluded, thanking the now-iconic character who started it all.

After accepting his award, Stallone talked to ET backstage about having conversations with his most well-known character.

"When you do a great deal of writing, there's a point where you say, 'How you doin', Rocky?'" he said. "It's very odd what triggers a moment. It really is."

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Stallone was also gracious about fellow action star Arnold Schwarzenegger congratulating him on his award."

"Congratulations @TheSlyStallone. You deserve it, my friend! #GoldenGlobes," Schwarzenegger tweeted to Stallone after his victory.

"You know, he's become such a close friend. We were so adversarial," he admitted. "It was like Frazier/Ali, and he's become such a gentleman. Thank you, Arnold."

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The actor also paraphrased some Creed wisdom, telling ET's Instagram, "The guy you're fighting in the mirror, is going to be the hardest opponent you're ever gonna fight. Inside the ring and outside. It's you against you."

"It's you against you." Congrats @officialslystallone! #GoldenGlobes #ETGlobes

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Despite all his acclaim, Stallone remained humble, even admitting in the press room that his kids don't get what the big deal is, saying, "They never really knew who I am."

ET partnered with Instagram to introduce an immersive video experience for the Golden Globes. Head on over to the app and check out the Explore tab to see more behind-the-scenes videos from ET with your favorite celebs!

Watch the video below to see Stallone at the Creed premiere.

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