His big night — with new wife Amal Alamuddin by his side. George Clooney received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 11, and in a sweet moment, gushed about what a lucky guy he is.
"I've had a pretty good year myself, and I don't just mean all of the fabulous reviews of The Monuments Men," Clooney, 53, joked of his 2014 film, which pal Don Cheadle skewered in his introduction. "It's a humbling thing when you find someone to love, even better if you've been waiting your whole life. And when your whole life is 53 years — Tina [Fey] and Amy [Poehler], start the jokes — Amal, whatever alchemy that brought us together, I couldn't be more proud to be your husband."
Dressed in a black Dior gown, Alamuddin beamed at the Oscar winner from her seat. Clooney, meanwhile, got smiles from his famous pals in the audience.
Clooney skimmed through several topics while on stage, also commenting on the Paris attacks, the late Robin Williams, and how lucky everyone should feel for being nominated — even though there's only one winner per category.
"It's always fun to come here to catch up with old friends," he said. "For the record, if you are in this room, you've caught the brass ring. You get to do what you've always dreamed to do and get celebrated for it."
"I don't remember what awards Lauren Bacall won, I just remember her saying, 'Steve, just put your lips together and blow,'" he said, referencing to the recently deceased star's 1944 classic To Have and Have Not. "And I have no idea what kind of hardware Robin Williams took home, but I sure remember 'Carpe Diem,'" Clooney added, referencing Dead Poets Society. "I'll never forget that."
Watch Clooney's sweet message to Alamuddin in the video above!
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