LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Sylvester Stallone won a Golden Globe on Sunday for best supporting actor for his turn in the critically acclaimed movie “Creed,” reprising his iconic role of boxer Rocky Balboa.
The 69-year-old Stallone — whose Balboa returns to the ring to train the son of his late friend and onetime rival — bested Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy”), Idris Elba (“Beasts of No Nation”), Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”) and Michael Shannon (“99 Homes”).
“I m going to try not to get emotional, because I am the sum total of everyone I ve ever met and I m lucky to absorb some of it,” Stallone told the star-studded event, before thanking his wife and three daughters for their support.
“I want to thank my imaginary friend, Rocky Balboa, for being the best friend I ever had,” he added.
“Creed” is the seventh installment in the boxing film franchise.