Actor Casey Affleck arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017.
Affleck took home the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama Sunday
night, and ended his speech by repeating a statement he once heard
fellow actor Denzel Washington say: “God is Love.”
award-winning actor was honored for his work in “Manchester By the Sea”
and took to the Golden Globe podium humbled by the win.
his speech by talking about director Kenneth Lonergan. “I don’t have
enough time to say what I want to say about Kenny. So suffice to say, I
love you, you’re beautiful, you’re a treasure to all of us, to people
who like movies and work in movies and this is all because of you,” an
emotional Affleck gushed.
He also said he wished he could share
the stage with his co-star Michelle Williams, whom he called “perfect.”
He then threw in some humor as he directed his comments towards the
movie’s producer, Matt Damon, who passed on the starring role. “I
suspect you won’t be passing on any more movies in the future when I
might be anywhere nearby. I’ll take this one,” Affleck joked.
talking about the importance of his family, the 41-year-old ended his
speech by quoting one of the actors he was up against for the best actor
award, Denzel Washington, who was nominated for “Fences.”
remember years ago, Denzel Washington was on stage, and he got up here
and said, ‘God is love,’ and well, I agree, I guess. Thank you, Denzel,”
Affleck concluded as the camera panned over to Washington who gave
Affleck the thumbs up for recalling his words.
Whether during interviews or speaking engagements, the Hollywood
A-lister has openly credited his success to his faith in Christ, moreso
in recent years.
Washington’s father was a Pentecostal preacher
in the Church of God in Christ denomination for 60 years. The
62-year-old actor has maintained his Christian faith throughout his
successful mainstream career and said publicly that he reads the Bible every day.
Washington’s inspiring words are seemingly getting across to people and as Affleck revealed, even Hollywood is paying attention.