When Lena Dunham accepted the award for Best Television Comedy at the Golden Globes on Sunday night — her second win of a big night for Girls — she remembered to thank obscure actor Chad Lowe. See video below, but ... wait, what? Well, Lowe was famously not thanked by then wife Hilary Swank when she won the Best Actress Oscar for Boys Don't Cry in 2000. Dunham explained the joke in the press room after her wins:
Lena Dunham on why she thanked Chad Lowe: "Because Hillary Swank forgot. And because I'm an a**hole." #GoldenGlobes press room— PopSugar (@popsugar) January 14, 2013
But, hey, at least now Lowe is getting some love, and he was grateful:
Congrats to @lenadunham on your Golden Globe win. But, seriously? You forget to thank me?! After all we've been through? I'm shocked.— Chad Lowe (@ichadlowe) January 14, 2013
Dearest @lenadunham YOU COMPLETE ME— Chad Lowe (@ichadlowe) January 14, 2013
Though in the end Argo may have won Best Picture, perhaps it was really Lowe's big night:
Lena Dunham thanking Chad Lowe is one of my favorite things ever— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 14, 2013
Here's the end of Dunham's second acceptance speech:
Update: And per Alan Sepinwall, the Dunham-Lowe was already established on Twitter:
@ichadlowe What a day-maker you are! FYI I will probably mention you if I ever receive any award at all in my lifetime (and I too am a fan.)— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) August 7, 2012
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