Conservative actor Jon Voight on Sunday was up for a 2016 Critics' Choice Award — Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Showtime's "Ray Donovan" — but something not so pleasant happened when his name was read aloud among the list of nominees.
Voight was booed in the "middle of an audience frenzy," Hollywood Life reported.
In a moment of "sheer awkwardness" at an event that was "meant to be full of elegance and poise," Hollywood Life added that Voight, 77, was booed for his political views and "support for Republican Donald Trump."
What would've been more awkward is if Voight had won the award and had to take the stage — who knows if the booing would have continued or subsided — but it went to John Lithgow.
More from Hollywood Life on Voight:
Jon has spoken very honestly and openly about his admiration for the business mogul, even releasing a mini video titled, “Plea to Save America.” In the three-minute segment, Jon talks into a camera lens about all the amazing things Donald will do for our country if elected. We totally understand the frustration behind the President-elect’s win, but was booing the correct way to go about it? Seems a little classless. But like a champ, Jon did his best to ignore the rowdy audience and continued to smile throughout the night.
And all those Hollywood types who booed Voight? They ought to hang their heads in shame, especially after what he said about them on the red carpet prior to the ceremony.
Voight shared that as you start out in show business, it's pretty competitive. "And then as you get a little older, you look around and you see so many gifted people," he continued. "God's gift is spread around this whole community, you know. And you're in awe of it, and you're very, very happy to be part of it."
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