Patricia Arquette Apologizes for F-Words That Got Her Bleeped During Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Here’s what the actress said that kept the NBC censors busy

Last Updated: January 6, 2019 @ 8:04 PM

Patricia Arquette was bleeped twice during her Golden Globes acceptance speech Sunday night for dropping two F-bombs, and backstage she apologized for what she called an “unplanned” pair of profanities.

“I’m so sorry! You can’t take it back, can you? I didn’t plan that,” the actress said backstage after her profanity-laden speech accepting the Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television for her work in Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora.”

“It was an unplanned F-bomb,” she said. “This is a very elegant occasion.”

During her speech, Arquette thanked “Escape at Dannemora” director (and presenter) Ben Stiller as well as the many makeup people and personal handlers who got her into character as a prison guard in upstate New York.

She mentioned that she needed help putting on contact lenses for the role, and credited Yoichi Art Sakamoto, who designed her character’s crooked teeth. “How many of those motherf—ers does one person need?” Arquette said. “I was born with f—ed-up teeth. Thank you for that anyway.”

The double F-bombs kept the NBC censors busy — and were only heard within the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton.

Three years ago, Arquette won her first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for “Boyhood.”