Ewan McGregor Thanked His Estranged Wife And His Current Girlfriend In His Golden Globes Acceptance Speech
Back in October, Ewan McGregor announced that his 22-year marriage to Eve Mavrakis was over. His announcement came shortly after pics of him kissing his Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead came out. And then for anyone who might have thought those pics were something taken out of context, Ewan and Mary Elizabeth sort-of confirmed the obvious by getting papped holding hands a few weeks later.
Ewan won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Limited Series last night for his role in Fargo. Anyone at home or in that audience with a little knowledge about the end of Ewan’s marriage might have been bracing themselves for some extreme awkwardness to happen during that acceptance speech. Like Ewan nervously gulping and wiping sweat away from his forehead while stammering a thank-you to a person named Eve-lizabeth. But it wasn’t nearly that awkward.
Ewan covered all his thank you bases by thanking his estranged wife first, then his four kids, and ended his speech by giving a little shout out to his girlfriend. Neither Eve nor Mary Elizabeth were at the Golden Globes.
Ewan had such a struggle ahead of him while composing that acceptance speech. He can’t thank his girlfriend first, because open marriage blind items or not, that would look pretty bad. So she’s got to come second – even if it’s beyond awkward to be following the woman who is scrawling her name across your man’s divorce papers. So I guess the correct order is: former wife, kids, then girlfriend. Gosh, you’d think that someone in Hollywood would have published a helpful acceptance speech manual by now. So You’ve Won An Award For A Role That Might Have Aided In The Death of Your Marriage.