Sylvester Stallone has been acting for over 45 years but had never won a major award until Sunday (Jan. 10) at the 73rd annual Golden Globes.

Stallone won Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his work in "Creed," the follow-up to the "Rocky" movies that tells the story of Apollo Creed's son, played by Michael B. Jordan.

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Upon Stallone's being announced, he received a standing ovation from his peers, as everyone from Will Smith and Brad Pitt to Eddie Redmayne and Quentin Tarantino were on their feet clapping and smiling.

"I'm going to try not to get emotional because I am the sum total of everyone I've ever met and I'm lucky I absorbed some of it ... the last time I was here was 1977, I was hit by a tumbleweed. The view is so beautiful now," says Stallone, going on to thank his wife and daughters, calling their love the "most beautiful award in the world."

He ended by saying, "Most of all, I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had."

Unfortunately, Stallone did leave a couple people out, like co-star Jordan and director Ryan Coogler, which filmmaker Ava Duvernay quickly called out on Twitter.

But according to BuzzFeed's Adam B. Vary, Stallone rectified the oversight after the cameras were off.

Either way, Twitter was just as happy for Sly as the celebrities at the Golden Globes were.

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