‘Yellowstone’ Star Kevin Costner Speaks Out After Missing The Golden Globes: ‘I’m So Sorry’

Yellowstone star Kevin Costner revealed his reason for not attending the 2023 Golden Globes, which aired on Tuesday night (Jan….


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Kevin Costner; Photo Courtesy Yellowstone, Paramount

Yellowstone star Kevin Costner revealed his reason for not attending the 2023 Golden Globes, which aired on Tuesday night (Jan. 10). 

The 67-year-old award-winning actor, widely known for his lead role as John Dutton in Yellowstone, took to social media ahead of the coveted awards ceremony to explain why he and his wife Christine Baumgartner were unable to attend. 

“Look, I’m so sorry for everyone who might’ve been tuning in to watch the Golden Globes,” Costner began. “Chris and I aren’t going to be able to be there,” he continued. “Yesterday, we had to pull the kids out of school in Santa Barbara. This is the second time in five years, the freeways are flooded out… We found ourselves on the wrong side of the town and we couldn’t get back to the house with the freeways closed. Nobody is sadder than us that we can’t be there at the Golden Globes.”

Kevin Costner; Photo Courtesy Yellowstone
Kevin Costner; Photo Courtesy Yellowstone/ Paramount Network

He went on to detail that he was really excited to walk the Golden Globes red carpet with his wife and graciously thanked his cast mates and the directors of Yellowstone.

“Chris had a beautiful dress, I looked forward to walking down the red carpet with her,” Costner added. “The people at Yellowstone and my castmates, my directors, who have been directing me and writing, and Taylor [Sheridan]. I’m just so sorry that I can’t be there, I really wanted to and I know how bad Chris wanted to support me. She went out and bought me some gold, yellow, black and silver balloons. So we’re going to sit and watch on television and see what happens.”

He concluded his statement, saying, “Thank you for your support and I’m really sorry to the Golden Globes and International Press. I hope we’re invited back, thanks.”

The Oscar-winning actor, director and producer was nominated and won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama. He won the award for his portrayal of patriarch John Dutton on Yellowstone.

While he wasn’t in attendance at the Beverly Hilton to accept the trophy, Costner graciously took to social media to share an acceptance speech with fans after hearing the news.

“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press and @goldenglobes for this tremendous honor and to the @yellowstone team for bringing John Dutton’s world to life,” Kevin Costner wrote. ”I share this recognition with my castmates, the producers, and our incredible crew. Most of all, thank you to our show’s fans, who love Yellowstone Ranch as if it were their own.”

Despite the show’s record-breaking viewership and popularity, Paramount’s Yellowstone has been subbed at most major television and film awards shows and Costner’s win marks the first Yellowstone actor to receive a Golden Globe nomination.

According to the Associated Press, at least 17 people have died due to the devastating flooding across California. Governor Gavin Newsom said that 58 counties in the state have been declared disaster areas. The flooding was caused by storms that dumped unprecedented amounts of rain throughout the state. 

The mid-season finale of Yellowstone aired on January 1. After the show wrapped up, Paramount Network surprised fans with a new trailer and unveiled the much-anticipated premiere details for the remainder of season five.   

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While a specific premiere date has yet to be announced, Yellowstone viewers can look forward to the return of the show in the summer of 2023. 

Yellowstone returned in November of 2022 and broke ratings with its season five premiere with more than 12 million viewers. 

Country star Lainey Wilson made her Yellowstone debut this season, starring alongside Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Cole Hauser, and Wes Bentley.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.