Golden Globes Highlights: George Clooney, Michael Keaton, Amy Adams, And More

The first major awards ceremony of the year, the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, took place last night in Hollywood. If you didn’t watch the telecast, then you missed some awesome highlights. But not to worry — you can get a recap right here.

Aside from the beautiful gowns that were seen on the red carpet and on stage — which are always a highlight — we had George Clooney praising his new wife Amal (who looked totally besotted), Michael Keaton breaking down as he gave his acceptance speech, and all the classy ladies clad in stunning gowns.

Let’s start with George Clooney, indisputably one of the speeches that caught many viewers attention. Known as the eternal bachelor, the former ER star accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Award for his career accomplishments, and took to the stage wearing his tux along with a “Je Suis Charlie” button — in reference to the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

But that was only part of the highlights at the Golden Globes. After some cheeky remarks about the embarrassing Sony emails leaked, after the studio was hacked by North Korea, it was time to devote some words to Amal, who watched Clooney adoringly from her seat. George’s touching conclusion referring to his wife of less than a year left women all around the world swooning.

“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.”

There were no tears, but he was clearly moved by his love for his new bride, and it was adorable to see. Not to take a back seat, moments later, Michael Keaton choked back tears on stage in another Golden Globe highlight.

The Beetljuice star thanked his son, Sean Douglas, during his humbling acceptance speech for his Best Actor Golden Globe in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Birdman. Douglas garnered instant attention for his good looks, but his Keaton’s speech was the definite highlight.

“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 my heart, buddy.”

The handsome and talented Matt Bomer looked completely shocked to have beaten his competition for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries for The Normal Heart. The actor thanked director Ryan Murphy and and also mentioned his husband, Simon Halls, and their three children – Kit, Walker, and Henry.

He joked, “I want to thank you for putting up with me when I was 130 pounds and really grumpy when you ate pizza in front of me.”

“To all the people we lost from this disease, I just want to say: We love you, we remember you,” Bomer, 37, said while accepting the award, for his portrayal of a gay activist trying to bring attention to the AIDS epidemic at its onset in the early 1980s.

Despite all the big male names who were honored at the 2015 Golden Globes, we also saw highlights from the ladies, who were not only gorgeous in their evening gowns, but gave some moving speeches of their own. Amy Adams was, as always, modest and classy in her acceptance speech for the Best Actress award for Big Eyes, and looked stunning in her light blue gown. Watch the video below.

Not to be ignored was Maggie Gyllenhaal, who had a highlight of her own when she accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a mini-series for The Honorable Woman. In her remarks, Gyllenhaal praises “complicated women.”

“I want to thank a couple of wonderfully complicated women in my life: my mom and Courtney Kivowitz and Amanda, and Elice and Michelle and my daughters who will one day be great women. And I also just — I want to thank my brother — they are telling me to wrap up, I’m sure that’s not a surprise to anyone. I gotta thank Hugo Blick, who wrote, directed, and produced every minute of ‘The Honorable Woman,’ I share this with you. And to my husband, who is a lover of complicated women, obviously, I could have never done this without you. Thank you so much.”

Another Golden Globes highlight was Julianne Moore’s inspirational acceptance speech for the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama award for her role in Still Alice. Moore was a favorite for many, and spoke about the difficulties of making a film a reality.

“”When Lisa Genova wrote this book, she told me that no one wanted to make it into a movie because no one wanted to see a movie about a middle-aged woman.

“So I wanna thank the people who actually made the movie, James Brown and Lex Lutzus, Sony Classics and my good, good friends at Killer Films and this amazing cast, and our filmmakers, who, in the middle of their own crisis from a degenerate disease, ALS, decided they wanted to make movies.”

What did you think were the highlights at the 2015 Golden Globes?

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