George Clooney Paid Tribute to Charlie Hebdo, Robin Williams and Amal Clooney at Golden Globe Awards [WATCH VIDEO]

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George Clooney Paid Tribute to Charlie Hebdo, Robin Williams and Amal Clooney at Golden Globe Awards [WATCH VIDEO]
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George Clooney has spoken onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. The 53-year-old star was there to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Read on for more details.

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According to Vox.com, Clooney received a standing ovation as he took the stage to accept the award at the Golden Globes. However, his acceptance speech was what candidly won over the audience. He paid tribute to the late movie legends Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams for their contribution in the entertainment industry. He also accredited his wife of more than three months, Amal Clooney.

Clooney began his speech: “It’s always fun to come here and catch up with old friends and, now that we’ve seen that everyone’s been hacked, it’s also a good chance for us to meet face-to-face and apologize for all the snarky things we’ve said about each other,” he joked.

“For the record: If you are in this room, you’ve caught the brass ring,” said Clooney. “You get to do what you’ve always dreamed to do and be celebrated for it, and that just… it ain’t losing. I don’t remember what awards Lauren Bacall won. I just remember her saying, ‘You know how to whistle, Steve? You 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 never forget that.”

He spoke of the presumptuousness of awards shows, and thanked everyone present there. The Oscar-winning actor expressed his feeling for his wife, who is also a well-known human rights lawyer.

“I’ve had a pretty good year myself,” Listen: It’s a humbling thing when you find someone to love—even better when you’ve been waiting your whole life. And when your whole life is 53 years, Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.” Clooney added.

And then, Clooney dedicated the concluding part of his speech to the unity marches in Paris and all over the globe in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shooting. “And one last thing: To reiterate what we’ve all been talking about, today was an extraordinary day,” said Clooney.“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.”

“And one last thing: To reiterate what we’ve all been talking about, today was an extraordinary day,” said Clooney.“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.”

Mrs. Clooney flaunted a “Je suis Charlie” insignia at the show and also discussed the tragic the shooting at French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. “We will not walk in fear,” “We will not do it. Je suis Charlie,” said Clooney.

And that’s it for George Clooney speech at at Golden Globe Awards . For more updates on your favorite celebrities, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).

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