Casey Affleck and Sylvester Stallone Tussled Over Seats at the Golden Globes

Things got awkward between the actors, according to a new report by People.
Sylvester Stallone and Casey Affleck

Left PHOTO BY PAUL DRINKWATER / NBC; Right PHOTO BY JORDAN STRAUSS / INVISION / AP

It sounds like Meryl Streep vs. Donald Trump isn’t the only feud to come out of the 2017 Golden Globes.

According to a new report by People, actor Sylvester Stallone allegedly took issue with his seating arraignments at the ceremony, which included sitting at a table with Casey Affleck, Matt Damon, and Manchester by the Sea filmmaker Kenneth Lonergan. The report claims that the Rocky star was frustrated when he walked up to the assigned seats with his wife Jennifer Flavin, only to find one spot left available.

Sources told People that Affleck and company didn’t make an effort to help Stallone, who’s three daughters were serving as Miss Golden Globes on Sunday night. Stallone was apparently embarrassed by the situation and ended up watching the show with his wife from backstage, however, an extra chair did eventually make its way over to the table.

Although it was an awkward moment, another source told the publication that it wasn’t a personal slight against the actor, as there was simply “confusion” about the seats.

Affleck even tried remedying the situation when he bumped into Stallone in the green room after winning a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama. Despite Affleck’s effort, though, Stallone was reportedly unreceptive to his apology.


Matt Juul Matt Juul, Digital A&E Writer at Boston Magazine mjuul@bostonmagazine.com