At the 72nd annual Golden Globes Awards, quite a lot of things happened – including this memorable speech by George Clooney as he accepted his lifetime achievement award.
Though his speech won the night, there was a lot going on at the Globes.
The air conditioning was out, forcing our favorite celebrities to suffer common people's problems. Turns out, everyone sweats.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted – and they nailed it.
They did not fall short of entertaining, poking fun at the The Interview, all the horrible things that came out of the Sony hack, Emma Stone’s big eyes and even Bill Cosby’s rape allegations.
And then, of course, they turned toward Clooney.
It’s been a year of hearts breaking from the sound of George Clooney’s marriage to Human Rights Lawyer Amal Alamuddin, Benedict Cumberbatch engagement to Oxford grad Sophie Hunter and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s marriage to robotics company owning Tasha McCauley.
Poehler and Fey couldn't let Clooney, the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award winner, get away with a couple of jokes.
But then, George surprises us all, while making us remember why so many people are die-hard fans for reasons other than his undeniable charm.
In this acceptance speech, he talks about humbleness that comes with finding love at 53. With utmost grace, he doesn’t fall short of demonstrating just how humble he feels when he compliments everyone in the room.
But the part that hit home came in his finale. Clooney, whose own father was a journalist, made his speech even more touching when he spoke about the terror attacks in Paris.
“There were millions of people who marched not just in Paris, but around the world. And they were Christians and Jews and Muslims. They were leaders of countries all over the world. And they didn’t march in protest; they marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear. We won’t do it. So, je suis Charlie. Thank you.”
Without further ado, see the full speech below to fully understand how Amal Alamuddin’s way has influenced her husband’s way with words – making them better than they’ve ever been.
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