The Golden Globes were held on Sunday night in Beverly Hills, known as the big kickoff to awards season.
We all want to know which of our favorite Hollywood stars took home a Golden Globe, but we also were treated to touching speeches by Michael Keaton and George Clooney. Check them out if you missed them!
Michael Keaton won best actor for his performance in Birdman, beating out Bill Murray, Joaquin Phoenix, Ralph Fiennes ,and Christoph Waltz.
Keaton thanked director Alejandro González Iñárritu, but then told the audience about how he was raised.
The actor stated, “In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple: work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also to never whine, ever. Never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.”
“My name is Michael John Douglas. I’m from Forrest Grove, Pennsylvania. I’m the seventh child of George and Leona Douglas.
“And I don’t ever remember a time when my father didn’t work two jobs, when my mother wasn’t saying the rosary or going to Mass or trying to take care of seven kids in a rundown farmhouse as she was volunteering at the Ohio Valley hospital where I was born — in a hallway.”
Keaton was overcome with emotion as he stated, “My best friend is kind, intelligent, funny, talented, considerate, thoughtful. Did I say kind? He also — he also happens to be my son, Sean. I love you with all of my heart, buddy”.
Great speech and very touching!
George Clooney picked up his Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday, where he gushed over his wife, Amal Alamuddin.
The 53-year-old actor, who married the human rights lawyer in September, told the audience, “It’s a humbling thing when you find someone you love.”
He added, “Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together I couldn’t be more proud to be called your husband.”
Clooney accepted the honorary award after an introduction by his former ER co-star Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle who co-starred with him in the Ocean heist films.
A montage of Clooney’s acting career was shown with clips from ER, Syriana, The Descendants, Three Kings and From Dusk Till Dawn along with images of his humanitarian work in Sudan.
Clooney also told the crowd that everyone in the audience was a winner, despite the fact their can only be one winner in each category.
The actor said, “If you are in this room, you’ve caught the brass ring. You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and be celebrated for it, and that just, it ain’t losing”.
Clooney brought the point home by invoking former recipients of the Cecil B. DeMille Award given since 1952.
The actor stated, “I don’t remember what awards Lauren Bacall won. I just remember her saying ‘You know how to whistle Steve, just put your lips together and blow’. And I have no idea what kind of hardware Robin Williams took home but I sure remember carpe diem and ‘Seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.’ I’ll never forget that”.
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