During the 78th Golden Globe Awards, Al Pacino was seen falling asleep just when the category he was nominated for was being presented. Pacino was nominated for Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama for his role as Meyer Offerman/Wilhelm “The Wolf” Zuchs in the Amazon Prime Video series Hunters. Pacino was nominated alongside several other popular actors, including Jason Batman as in Martin “Marty” Byrde in Ozark, Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in Better Call Saul, Matthew Rhys as the title character in Perry Mason and Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles in The Crown, who won the Globe for the category. This was Pacino’s nineteenth nomination for a Golden Globe Award and his fourth for his role in a television related project, following Angels in America, You Don’t Know Jack and Phil Spector.

Right before the nominees were announced, Pacino, who along with the others appeared on a live video feed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was seen falling asleep on camera. Pacino quickly woke up when they announced his name in the category.


After the ceremony, several fans were quick to share their amusement on Twitter. Some made fun of Pacino for falling asleep during such a vital moment in the awards show, while others gave the actor sympathy, jokingly reasoning that they would have done the same during that time if they were bored at home during the show and had to be seen on a video the entire time. Several people also poked fun at Pacino’s hair style during the event, commenting that it looked unusually long.

The 80-year-old actor may not have won the Golden Globe Award, but he certainly did not leave the ceremony without any recognition.

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