Iconic actor Jeff Bridges received the Cecil B. deMille Award at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, and his speech was quite a lengthy one. However, we loved every minute of it!
Jeff Bridges, 69, was honored in the most amazing way during the 2019 Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, when he was presented with the Cecil. B. deMille Award — something that’s presented to actors for their “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment”. Past recipients include Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington and George Clooney. And this year, Jeff was more than ecstatic to receive the award. Upon taking the stage, he thanked pretty much everyone in his life — from his wife of 41 years, Susan Geston, to his entire team, who have helped him score some of the biggest roles of his career. It was super sweet, but he also went on for nearly 10 minutes, telling a story about playing “tag” and praising his brother, Beau Bridges, who was also in the audience. Some viewers thought he went on for far too long (see their tweets below), however, we enjoyed his lengthy speech and the award was well deserved!
“The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to bestow the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award on Jeff Bridges. Bridges’ brilliant body of work across diverse genres has captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades,” HFPA President Meher Tatna said before the show. “We look forward to celebrating ‘the Dude’ and his remarkable career and philanthropic achievements at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards.”
— Raven Carter (@talktoraven) January 7, 2019
Over the years, Jeff has starred in iconic movies like The Big Lebowski, True Grit, The Fabulous Baker Boys, and Crazy Heart, which earned him a Golden Globe and an Academy Award. He also recently starred in Bad Times at the El Royale, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Hell or High Water, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. Jeff received his first Golden Globe nomination in 1984 for Starman, and he’s been nominated for several others since then!