Golden Globe winner Patricia Arquette accidentally 'hits' Joey King, leaves massive bruise

Golden Globe winner Patricia Arquette left co-star Joey King with a large bruise on her head after Monday's award ceremony.

Arquette took home the best-supporting television actress award at the 77th Golden Globe Awards for her performance alongside King in The Act, a series about Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy.

King was also nominated at the award show, and while she didn't take home a Golden Globe, she did walk away with a massive bruise thanks to Arquette.

Posting on Twitter, King shared two images of a large bruise between her eyes. 

"Patricia Arquette accidentally hit me in the head with her Golden Globe. That sentence will give me bragging rights for the rest of my life," the young actress tweeted.

A video shared by InStyle appears to show the moment it happened, inside an elevator. Dressed up as a Viking after the ceremony, the footage shows Arquette putting the Golden Globe in the way of King as the young actress bows her head.

"Joey got a bump on her head," Arquette tweeted.

"What happens in the elevator stays in the elevator! No, seriously I'm so sorry sweetest one!"

Arquette and King have frequently discussed their close relationship while shooting the acclaimed television programme. In the lead-up to the Golden Globes, King told In Touch that Arquette had taught her "so much". 

"She's just one of the greatest friends that I've ever had," the 20-year-old said.

Arquette said she would often apologise to King before difficult, upsetting scenes.

"There were times before scenes I [would] have to say to Joey King who was an incredible actress and play [sic] my daughter in [The Act], 'I'm so sorry, the scene in advance it is so sad and terrible'."

The Act revolves around the murder of Blanchard, who was accused of abusing her daughter (King) as a result of having Munchausen syndrome by proxy. Arquette won an Emmy award for her work on the show and has previously won an Oscar for Boyhood. It was her third Golden Globe win after previously taking home awards for Boyhood and Escape at Dannemora.