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Jacqueline Bisset sets the tone for the Globes' 'beautiful mess'

By Christie D'Zurilla

5:16 PM EST, January 13, 2014

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Jacqueline Bisset's interesting acceptance speech Sunday after winning the Golden Globe for supporting television actress was but one of the memorable moments that made the show "the beautiful mess" that hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler described at the end of the evening.

The British actress was the second person of the evening, after Jennifer Lawrence, to receive an award. And Lawrence's speech was a bit of a mess too, especially the part where she profusely thanked "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook" writer-director David O. Russell for making her career what it is — without ever mentioning him by name.

Obviously stunned by her win for "Dancing on the Edge," Bissett took her time making it to the stage and then took even more time to get her words out, opening finally with, "God ... I think it was 47 years ago that the Hollywood Foreign Press gave me a promising — a nomination for the — a promising newcomer!"

In a technical glitch, Bissett's use of the s-word made it past the person who was working the tape-delay bleep button, but that was only one odd part of an altogether odd and rambling speech, the full text of which can be read here. She didn't start thanking people until the orchestra music swelled up to play her off the stage, and then she completely ignored the hint and talked on.

But why was it so strange? The answer, it seems, might be simpler than many would think. Girlfriend was hungry.

"Sorry it took so long. I was in a daze," she said backstage, via TV Line. She said she didn't remember much of what she said.

"I was certainly surprised [to win], and I was completely out of it [just beforehand], thinking, 'Where is my dinner?' I still hadn't gotten the dinner I was expecting."

Indeed, the good situation at the Globes is a bit confusing: "Dinner" starts at 3:30 p.m., a time when most stars haven't even hit the red carpet, much less arrived inside at their tables. Served with military precision, the meal is also cleared with military precision in time for the broadcast's 5 p.m. start. So if a person isn't seated well before then, the chances of getting any part of the meal that's on the official menu is nil. After that, one must head to the bar for sustenance in the form of a snack-filled buffet.

Check out the video above for some other "beautiful mess" moments.

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