George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are still in their honeymoon phase after exchanging vows in September. The newlyweds attended the 72nd Golden Globes Sunday where the 53-year-old actor was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award by his former co-stars Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle. Clooney gave a heartfelt speech before thanking his wife.
“It’s a humbling thing when you find someone to love,” Clooney informed the audience. “Even better if you’ve been waiting your whole life and when your whole life is 53 years … Amal, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”
Alamuddin seemed to enjoy her evening at the award show, laughing when Margulies told the Golden Globe audience during her Cecil B. DeMille Award introduction that she “kissed” Clooney while they starred on “ER” in the late 90s. Cheadle added, “who hasn’t.” But the evening did have its flaws. While on the red carpet, Alamuddin appeared unimpressed when E! correspondent Ryan Seacrest gave George Clooney a late wedding gift – a black T-shirt with a picture of a bride and groom and text that read, “game over.” Both Clooney and Alamuddin later turned down a request to take a shot of tequila with Seacrest’s co-correspondent, Giuliana Rancic.
The Cecil B. DeMille Award is an honorary Golden Globe Award and is presented to a person who has exhibited “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Previous winners include Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro, Martin Scorsese and Steen Spielberg.