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Pedro Pascal Says ‘I’m a Little Drunk’ During Teary-Eyed SAG Awards Acceptance Speech: ‘I Thought I Could Get Drunk! I’m Making a Fool of Myself’

Pedro Pascal won the SAG Award for male actor in a drama series thanks to his role on HBO’s “The Last of Us,” but he wasn’t exactly sober when he took the stage to give his acceptance speech. The actor admitted he thought he could get drunk, likely because he didn’t think he would win the SAG Award after “Succession’s” Kieran Culkin won the same category at the Golden Globes and Emmy Awards earlier this year.

“This is wrong for so many reasons,” Pascal told the audience. “I’m a little drunk. I thought I could get drunk. I’m making a fool of myself but thank you so much for this! I’ve been in the union since 1999 so this is an incredible fucking honor. To the nominees, all of you, I can’t remember any of your names right now.”

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Pascal started to fight back tears as he thanked his family, only to immediately bring his drunken acceptance speech to an end by saying: “I’m going to have a panic attack and I’m going to leave.”

This year’s other SAG Award nominees for male actor in a drama series were Culkin, Brian Cox (“Succession”), Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”) and Matthew Macfadyen (“Succession”

Whether he’s won or not, Pascal has been creating one viral awards show moment after the next this season. He memorably joked at the 2023 Emmy Awards that a recent shoulder injury was because “Keiran Culkan beat the shit out of me.” Pascal attended the event in an arm sling.

Culkin started a fake feud with Pascal at the Golden Globes when he won the prize for best actor in a TV drama and said during his acceptance speech: “I was nominated for a Golden Globe like 20 years ago, and when that moment passed, I still remember thinking, I’m never going to be back in this room again. But thanks to ‘Succession,’ I’ve been in here a couple times. Suck it, Pedro!”

Pascal said backstage after his SAG Award win that he was going to “make out” with Culkin as his revenge. “He is the greatest,” Pascal added. The actor also said he did not remember what he said during his acceptance speech.

Pascal will return to “The Last of Us” for the upcoming Season 2, which goes into production this year. The show is not likely to return to HBO until 2025.

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