Better hold it next time! Because he was eliminating himself in the bathroom, Michael Keaton missed the moment he was announced as the winner of the 2022 SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series.
Keaton, who won for his role as opioid-addicted Dr. Samuel Finnix in the Hulu series “Dopesick,” rushed to the stage, where Salma Hayek was waiting with his statue.
“Sorry, a quick trip to the men’s room, and it’s packed by the way,” Keaton, 70, quipped before launching into his acceptance speech. “This is so nice. Thank you very much.”
Keaton isn’t the only celebrity to miss his big moment due to a need to use the restroom. Christine Lahti, who won Best Actress by an Actress in a Television Series (Drama) in 1998 for her role in “Chicago Hope,” was on her way to the restroom when her name was called.
“Everyone felt so embarrassed for me. Maybe they could relate in a way,” Lahti recalled to People in 2017.
While the audience waited for Lahti’s entrance, Robin Williams delighted the audience on stage. She finally made it and jokingly wiped her hand with a towel before saying, “I was in the bathroom, Mom!”
“That was the first thing that occurred to me, that my mom would say, ‘What the hell were you doing in the bathroom? Couldn’t you have gone before?’” she reflected. “It put it in a good perspective for me — a healthy perspective. Suddenly there’s this great humor attached to this whole evening instead of just nerves and anxiety and ‘who’s gonna beat who?’”