VIDEO: Michael Keaton Cries Thanking Son During Emotional Golden Globes Speech
Michael Keaton choked up and cried while talking about his son Sean during an emotional acceptance speech at Sunday’s Golden Globes. The Birdman star won Best Actor in Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, and took the opportunity to talk to the audience about his family. Watch the video below.
The actor said, “In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple ‑‑ work hard, don’t quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful… also to never whine ever, never complain, and always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.”
Keaton continued, “I don’t ever remember a time when my father didn’t work two jobs, when my mother wasn’t saying the rosary or going to Mass or trying to take care of seven kids in a rundown farmhouse. She was volunteering at the Ohio Valley hospital, where I was born in the hallway. I’ve got six wonderful brothers and sisters. I have some tremendous, tremendously loving and generous friends all over the world.”
“My best friend is kind, intelligent, funny, talented, considerate, thoughtful. Did I say kind?” said Keaton, beginning to choke up. “He also… he also happens to be my son, Sean. I love with you all my heart, buddy. This is for all those people, for all of the…. sorry. Shoot. Two things I said I wasn’t going to do… cry and give air quotes. Damn.”
“I’m so grateful, honestly, from the bottom of my heart,” concluded the actor. “You have no idea what this means to me. To come from the place where I come from, I’m proud of all my friends and my family. Thank you very, very much. I’m extremely grateful.” Check out the video below.