If you didn't know, George Clooney is a god, and we are mere mortals compared to him. I just needed to get that out in the world, incase there was any confusion. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is aware of this distinction, which is why they awarded Clooney the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. Clooney was presented the award by his ER co-star Julianna Margulies and Ocean's movies co-star Don Cheadle. And while we knew we were going to get an incredible speech by Clooney, it was his words on Charlie Hebdo that really stood out.
I would say just to reiterate what we've all been talking about. Today was an extraordinary day. There were millions of people that 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. 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.
Clooney isn't the first star to speak out tonight about Charlie Hebdo . The Clooney's both wore buttons supporting Charlie Hebdo on the red carpet, while other stars such as Diane Kruger and Josh Jackson, Helen Mirren, and Kathy Bates all held signs that read "Je Suis Charlie" while on the red carpet. The president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association paid tribute to Charlie Hebdo earlier in the show, along with Jared Leto who said a few words before presenting his award.
While tonight is about entertainment, it seems Hollywood hasn't forgotten what it happening around the world.