Why Dunham Thanked Lowe at Golden Globes

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    Lena Dunham, filmmaker, actress and director, speaks during a one-on-one session at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit in Laguna Niguel, California October 2, 2012.
By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
January 14, 2013|11:02 am

Lena Dunham has stirred many questions after thanking obscure actor Chad Lowe during the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

HBO's rising star and creator of the critically acclaimed show "Girls," Dunham approached the stage to accept her second Golden Globe of the night when she named Lowe.

Having forgotten to mention him during her first acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Dunham took the mention Lowe when receiving the Golden Globe for Best Television Comedy.

"It took a village to raise this very demented child and I hope everyone who was involved feels thanked every single day," started Dunham during Sunday's event. "I also promised myself that if I ever got this chance I would thank Chad Lowe. I'm sorry! I just promised and I promised my mom!"

Lowe, who was married to Hilary Swank from 1997 to 2007, was infamously left out from his then-wife's Golden Globe acceptance speech in 2000.

When asked why she thanked Lowe, Dunham said, "Because Hilary Swank forgot. And because I'm an a-----," according to Popsugar.

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Despite Dunham's joking manner, Lowe was grateful for the acknowledgement and took to Twitter with his thanks.

"Congrats to @Lenadunham on your Golden Globe win," started the actor. "But, seriously? You forgot to thank me?! After all we've been through? I'm shocked."

He later added, "Dearest @lenadunham YOU COMPLETE ME."

After Dunham's unusual move, Chad Lowe became a trending topic on Twitter, to which Lowe reacted with a quip, "Now that I'm trending worldwide (finally) does that mean I don't have to give my daughters a bath or change their diapers anymore?"

Meanwhile, Dunham's HBO series "Girls" premiered its second season on Sunday. The semi-autobiographical comedy series stars Dunham and follows four women in their 20s living in New York City.

Due to the success of "Girls," the 26-year-old director, actress, and producer was recently offered a book deal with Random House.

 

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