Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
BEST TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
“THE KOMINSKY METHOD” (NETFLIX)
CHUCK LORRE: This doesn’t happen to me. No one’s crying for me, but this, this is spectacular. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press. This is an extraordinary acknowledgment. I am so grateful I don’t even know what to say. I’ve been doing this a long time, and I’m up here trembling like a leaf. (Applause.) I want to ‑‑ I need to thank Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, without whom the script for this would be landfilled. It would be mulch. It would be ‑‑ Al Higgins for your undying support. The folks at Warner Bros. Warner Media, I’m sorry. I need to Switch from Verizon to AT&T soon. (Laughter.) Great cast, incredible cast, crew, Marlis, Anette, Denny, my lovely wife. Netflix, Netflix, Netflix. Netflix, Netflix, Netflix. Ted, Cindy, Jane, Andy, thank you so much for your love and support. My daughter and son, who I hope are watching, look what we did. It’s great. Thank you.
Q. Do you have a favorite memory?
MR. LORRE: Part of the joy of doing a show is when you doing a show when you get older, you don’t do anything.
MR. DOUGLAS: Mine is just when I got the script. After that it was just a wonderful ride and great characters and great writing, and I got to meet Alan Arkin.
MR. LORRE: I should say the very first scene was these two gentlemen having lunch at Musso & Frank’s, and that was a moment I’ll never forget, looking at these two guys and wondering if I may have — I might be fighting out of my weight class.
MR. ARKIN: For me it was seeing Michael’s office for the first time. It was so specific that it blew me away. It brought me back to all the actors. It was incredibly vivid.
Q. Chuck, when was the last time you won a best comedy award for a major outlet?
MR. LORRE: Let’s see. I have a Golden Globe for Roseanne in ’91 and Cybill in ’95. So, you know, recently.
Q. Had you come to a point in your career, well, maybe I don’t win awards anymore. Is this that much of a surprise to you?
MR. LORRE: Did you hear what I said out there? I’m absolutely stunned and amazed and delighted and grateful. I was so grateful. And being held up as worthy is extraordinary. I am shaken and overwhelmed.
Q. Alan Arkin, I have heard you talk about it. You’re not just making fun of people getting older?
MR. ARKIN: I am not making fun of people getting older.
Q. But what about this business of teaching acting or learning acting. How do you feel about the commentary on acting?
MR. ARKIN: Michael is the acting teacher.
MR. DOUGLAS: I thought one of the things that Chuck did so beautifully in the piece is he did not want to make fun about acting teachers, and the fact is, so many young actors out here in LA are living in their cars in order to pay for their acting lessons. That was one of the things I thought was very special about it. I was a little jealous that my oldest friend in the world, Alan Arkin, gets applause in my acting class, which I have been trying to get for 20 years.