At the Golden Globes Awards tonight, it was difficult to tell who loved George Clooney the most, as he accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award for his humanitarian contributions. The award was presented by two of the actor’s friends, Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle, with both of them joking about which one was Clooney’s better friend.
Earlier in the Golden Globes Awards show, co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler had cracked jokes about George Clooney and mentioned that his wife, Amal, was a very successful lawyer who had worked on a lot of humanitarian and civil rights types of cases, yet…it was her husband, George Clooney, who was getting a humanitarian award. While George Clooney certainly deserved the award, he has humbly admitted in the past that there were many other people who have done more for humanitarian causes than he has accomplished.
In his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday for being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, George Clooney dedicated the award to his wife, Amal. Clooney said “whatever alchemy,” it was that caused them to fall in love with each other and get married, “I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”
When the camera panned over to show Amal’s beaming face, her love for George Clooney was very evident. Without a doubt, Amal loved George Clooney the most of anyone in the audience at the Golden Globes.
Of course, everyone who is a fan of Clooney’s movies or who has appeared in them with him loves his acting in them, as well. Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle, who have both acted with George before, Julianna in the TV series ER and Don Cheadle in the Ocean’s Eleven movies, have an admiration and respect for the actor, and also a degree of love for him.
During his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, besides his wife, Amal, George Clooney mentioned several other things that show his mutual love of the other actors and actresses in attendance there, of his fans, and also, the citizens of France. He demonstrated, yet again, that besides being a great actor and a humanitarian, he is a classy guy.
For instance, during his speech at the Golden Globes, George Clooney called watching “Jules and Don,” growing and maturing as actors “an unbelievable honor.” He also thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press, who he said have “always been very kind to me,” and he also thanked them “for keeping small films alive.”
Clooney went on to say that “four out of the five of you don’t win,” when it comes to who wins these sort of awards, like the Golden Globes. That can bring down everyone who has been nominated for a Golden Globes award, or any other kind, who does not win. He said that “Literally, 80 percent of the people in this room don’t win, and then you are a loser.”
However, George Clooney then said that everyone there tonight, like himself, who had been nominated, was a winner. He said “You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and be celebrated for it, and that just…it ain’t losing.”
George Clooney stated at the Golden Globes that people do not really think back, usually, about how many awards an actor or actress has won. They remember the movies and acting jobs and famous lines that the actor or actress spoke, instead, like Lauren Bacall, and her famous line “You know how to whistle. Just put your lips together and blow.”
Another actor that George Clooney mentioned and honored in his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes was Robin Williams, who passed away way too soon. Clooney said he did not recall what awards that Robin Williams won, but “I sure remember, ‘Carpe diem and seize the day, boys.'”
George Clooney closed his Golden Globes speech talking about what “an extraordinary day,” it has been, today. He was referring to everyone who had marched against terrorists and who declared that they would not succumb to them. He said that “There were millions of people that marched not just in Paris but around the world.”
Clooney said that the people who marched came from all sorts of religions, “Christians and Jews and Muslims.” He stated that all of these people “marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear.”
Who loved George Clooney the most at the Golden Globes? There can be little doubt it was Amal, his wife; but, for giving such a powerful and classy speech, there is also little doubt that George Clooney has become even more beloved than he was before to his fans around the world.
Opinions By: Douglas Cobb