Sylvester Stallone and cast members of 'Creed' hit the red carpet in London for the film's European premiere. Rough Cut - no reporter narration
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Actor Sylvester Stallone says he did not expect to win a Golden Globe award for reprising his iconic role as boxer Rocky Balboa in "Creed.'' The 69-year-old actor received a standing ovation as he won best supporting film actor at the 73rd ceremony in LA at the weekend. Stallone's performance in 1977's 'Rocky' - the first film in the franchise - won him nominations at the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards and the Baftas - but he failed to scoop any of the gongs. Now almost 40 years later, he has won a Golden Globe and will find out this week if he is an Oscar contender. Certainly Jordan thinks he is worthy of a nomination. ''Creed'' is the story of Adonis Johnson, the son of Balboa rival-turned-mentor Apollo Creed, who leaves behind a life of privilege to walk in the footsteps of a father he never knew. Played by Michael B. Jordan, Johnson is so determined to box he tracks down Stallone's famed character Rocky Balboa and convinces him to be his mentor. As well as helping Johnson come to terms with living in his famous father's shadow, it is not long before Rocky has him in the ring. 29-year-old filmmaker Ryan Coogler grew up watching Rocky movies with his father and explained it was his relationship with his dad that inspired him to come up with the story. ''Creed'' is out in the UK on January 15, 2016.