Pedro Pascal's Emotional, Tipsy SAG Award Speech

Pedro Pascal reflects on his enduring acting career.

by Nouman Rasool
Pedro Pascal's Emotional, Tipsy SAG Award Speech
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At the esteemed Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, "The Last of Us" star Pedro Pascal experienced a night of unexpected surprises and candid confessions. In an evening filled with glitz and glamour, Pascal's heartfelt and slightly inebriated acceptance speech became a memorable highlight.

Pascal, acclaimed for his performance in the drama series "The Last of Us," found himself in a whirlwind of emotions when he was announced as the winner for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor. The actor, visibly taken aback by the honor, made his way to the stage at the Shrine Auditorium, receiving the award from presenters Storm Reid and Phil Dunster.

In his speech, Pascal candidly admitted, "This is… this is wrong for a number of reasons. Um, I'm a little drunk. I thought I could get drunk and, uh, thank you HBO." His lighthearted confession was met with laughter and applause from the audience.

Pascal humorously acknowledged his state, jesting, "Jeez Louise, I'm making a fool of myself, but thank you so much for this."

Pascal's Longstanding Journey

Pascal's journey in the entertainment industry has been long-standing, having been a part of the union since 1999.

He expressed his deep appreciation for the recognition, albeit in a playful tone: "I've been in the union since 1999, so this is an incredible f---ing honor – we're on Netflix – And to the nominees, all of you, I can't remember any of your names right now." In a moment of heartfelt gratitude, Pascal reflected on his career and the influence of HBO, saying, "It's very appropriate that you've given me a job, because I grew up watching your network.

I have no skills, I have no other interests, so the least you could do is give me a job." His speech was not only humorous but also touched on a more emotional note as he thanked his family, hinting at the overwhelming nature of the moment, "I'm going to have a panic attack, and I'm going to leave." Backstage, Pascal shared with Access Hollywood that the win was unexpected, revealing that he had indulged in a few drinks, with tequila being his choice for the evening.

He confessed to being completely shocked by the win and regretted not being able to thank everyone, especially Bella Ramsey, his co-star in "The Last of Us," acknowledging the pivotal role they played in his character development.

Pedro Pascal