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Golden Globes 2017: Billy Bob Thornton shades Bob Odenkirk in his acceptance speech

The two have had a feud since before they were born.

Billy Bob and his archenemy, Bob at the 74th Golden Globes.
Alissa Wilkinson covers film and culture for Vox. Alissa is a member of the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics.

At Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, Billy Bob Thornton won the trophy for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama) for his performance in the Amazon Original Series Goliath, surprising a lot of people.

In his acceptance speech, Thornton thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring him instead of his friend Bob Odenkirk, who was nominated in the same category for his work on AMC’s Better Call Saul. Thornton explained that he and Odenkirk have had a longstanding rivalry ever since they were, as he claimed, in a movie together in the 1940s. “There you go, bud,” Thornton gloated with a grin, as Odenkirk laughed in the crowd.

The “feud,” of course, is a joke: Thornton was born in 1955 and Odenkirk in 1962. But both appeared in the first season of the FX show Fargo, which aired in 2014. Judging from the pair’s friendly rapport, this rivalry is good for an after-party laugh.