"I'm just so sorry that I can't be there. I really wanted to, I know how bad Chris wanted to support me," Costner said.
The relentless rainstorms in California kept Kevin Costner from attending the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, according to PEOPLE. Ahead of the start of the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on January 10, the star shared a video on Instagram explaining that he and his wife Christine Baumgartner would not be able to attend the show due to ongoing rainstorms and flooding in Los Angeles County in California. "Hi everyone. Look, I'm so sorry for everyone who might have been tuning in to watch the Golden Globes — Chris and I aren't going to be there," Costner said in the video.
He added, "Yesterday we had to pull the kids out of school in Santa Barbara. This is the second time in five years that the freeway has flooded out, we found ourselves on the wrong side of the town and we couldn't get back last night." The actor is nominated for a Golden Globe award for best actor in the drama series Yellowstone. Costner even said that he and his family could not get back to their house on the morning of January, 10 "in time" due to the closures of freeways in the area. "Nobody's sadder than us that we can't be there at the Golden Globes," Costner continued in the video.
He further added, "Chris had a beautiful dress, I was looking forward to walking down the red carpet with her." The actor also apologized to the Yellowstone team, including series creator Taylor Sheridan, for not being able to attend the awards show. "I'm just so sorry that I can't be there. I really wanted to, I know how bad Chris wanted to support me," Costner said. He added, "She went out and bought me some gold and yellow and black and silver balloons so we're going to sit at the television and see what happens." He concluded, "Thank you for your support. I'm really sorry about the Golden Globes and the international press and I hope we're invited back. Thanks."
Costner stars in the popular Paramount + series as John Dutton, the patriarch and the owner of Montana's largest ranch as he navigates conflict within his family and with the bordering Broken Rock Indian Reservation, national park, and developers. He had also discussed the show with PEOPLE earlier and said, what "makes the show so successful" is how it's intentional with its world-building and character development. "I've always believed a good Western isn't always just rushing towards its gunfight," he said in June. "If you can create language and situations, and then you end up at a gunfight, I think it can be an amazing movie or TV show. But I think if you're trying to get there so fast that you don't understand the people, or it's not complicated, then it's a problem," he added.
The 80th Golden Globe Awards ceremony was telecasted live on Tuesday, January 10, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
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