Sylvester Stallone thanks Rocky Balboa, forgets co-star and director

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Sylvester Stallone poses backstage with the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for his role in “Creed” at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTX21S9Z

Sylvester Stallone got a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor, and then forgot a couple of important people in his acceptance speech.

“Last time I was here, that was 1977,” Stallone said after receiving a standing ovation from the crowd. “It was a long time ago. It’s like a different, different situation and the view is so beautiful now.”

The “Creed” star thanked his agent, publicist, past publicist, wife and children before crediting the character that made him a star.

“Most of all, I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever have,” Stallone concluded.

Which means the director of Creed, Ryan Coogler, and his co’star, Michael B. Jordan, were left out in the cold.

Many took notice on social media, including Sameul L. Jackson.

#waitwaitwait, Ryan Coogler & Michael B Jordan, Thanks for acting with me!!! Loved Sly but…

— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 11, 2016

Stallone, however, reportedly thanked both by name from stage wwafter the show went to commercial, and Jackson softened his tone.

General consensus… Caught up in the moment. I’m good with that, ok?!Off camera thanks, works!

— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 11, 2016

Stallone also got a shout-out from fellow action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger,

Congratulations @TheSlyStallone. You deserve it, my friend!

— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 11, 2016

Stallone told Entertainment Tonight after he won that he and Schwarzenegger were friends now after years of trying to be top box office dog.

“You know, he’s become such a close friend. We were so adversarial. It was like Frazier/Ali, and he’s become such a gentleman,” He said. “Thank you, Arnold.”

Sly’s younger brother, the musician Frank Stallone, was proud to see him back onstage as a winner.

I’m not feeling well but this is just what the doctor ordered. God Bless big brother

Posted by Frank Stallone on Monday, January 11, 2016

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