Golden Globes: Colin Callender Urges David Cameron to 'Protect the BBC'

Colin Callender
Producer Colin Callender holds the award for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Wolf Hall" during the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Wolf Hall producer Colin Callender won a Golden Globe Sunday night—and used his speech to make a political statement in support of the BBC.

"I urge David Cameron and the British government to do everything they can to protect the BBC," Callender said from the stage, to cheers and some bafflement among American viewers.

Callender was referring to proposed plans by the Conservative government to slash funding to the broadcasting company.

Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky has come out against the funding cuts as well, comparing them to Margaret Thatcher's 1980s policies in an October interview.

Twitter users applauded Callender for using the Globes to draw attention to the proposed cuts:

@ColinCallender @goldenglobes Kudos to Colin Callender for urging David Cameron to preserve the BBC as we know it. 'Wolf Hall' is amazing.

— Chris Pfaff (@pfaffchris) January 11, 2016

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