The actress also gave a special thanks to fellow nominee Maria Bakalova: “In my movie I had to swim up from a sinking car, I think I’d still rather do that than being in a room with Rudy Giuliani. Maria, I salute your brilliance and your bravery.” 

Rosamund Pike took home the award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical during Sunday night’s Golden Globes for I Care a Lot.

The actress beat out Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), Kate Hudson (Music), Michelle Pfeiffer (French Exit) and Anya Taylor-Joy (Emma).

After being announced the winner, Pike could be seen visibly excited, quick to give a nod to her film’s title, “I bet it looks like I care a lot. I do!”

In her acceptance speech, Pike thanked the HFPA for “recognizing the dark side of comedy” and Netflix for “giving us an audience” but gave a special acknowledgement to fellow nominee Bakalova.

“In my movie I had to swim up from a sinking car, I think I’d still rather do that than being in a room with Rudy Giuliani. Maria, I salute your brilliance and your bravery.”

Pike also thanked “America’s broken legal system for making it possible to make stories like this.” In I Care a Lot, Pike plays a professional legal guardian who uses loopholes in the American conservatorship system to defraud her elderly clients.

The Golden Globe win marks Pike’s first, having previously been nominated for her roles in Gone Girl (2015) and A Private War (2019).

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey returned for the fourth time to virtually host the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards from the Rainbow Room in New York and the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

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