In the moment, those HFPA statuettes seem to mean a lot to the stars accepting them. But let’s see who might be holding some of last night’s gleaming trophies a few decades from now.
Starting today, you can make a bid for the Golden Globe Al Pacino won for his brilliant turn in 1973’s Serpico. The actor gave the trophy to his manager-friend Martin Bregman, and it is Bregman who has put the hardware up for auction, along with Pacino’s 1969 Tony for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?.
From an AP report:
Ken Goldin, owner of West Berlin, New Jersey auction house Goldin Auctions, said that two awards by the same actor rarely – if ever – become available together.
The minimum bid on the Tony is $10,000 and the Golden Globe is $25,000. Goldin said he expects the Pacino items to go up to 10 times the minimum bids… Bids will be accepted starting January 12 through February 7.
Hoo-ha! And we have to hand it to Goldin. Launching the bid phase for an artifact from the 31st Annual Golden Globe Awards while details of the 72nd Annual edition are still fresh is a slick move. Pacino has won a total of five Golden Globes.
[Photo of Pacino at 2014 Venice International Film Festival premiere of The Humbling: Andrea Raffin/Shutterstock.com]
Previously on FishbowlNY:
‘Stripper King’ Still Rues the Day He Said No to Al Pacino