January 11, 2015 08:35 PM

Billy Bob Thornton won the Golden Globe award for best actor in a mini-series or TV movie for his role in Fargo – coming out on top in a category filled with industry heavyweights.

“These days you get into a lot of trouble no matter what you say … I know this for a fact, so I’m just going to say thank you,” Thornton said while accepting the prize. This marks his first Globe win.

The award was presented by Jennifer Lopez and Jeremy Renner at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

We asked Billy Bob how he’s going to celebrate tonight, he said “I’m not much of a drinker so I’m going to eat seven pounds of pork.”

Thornton, 59, was up against Martin Freeman, also for Fargo, Matthew McConaughey for True Detective, Woody Harrelson for True Detective, and Mark Ruffalo for The Normal Heart.

The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards were hosted for the third time by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

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