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WATCH: Glenn Close, Carol Burnett, and others gave wonderful acceptance speeches at the Golden Globe Awards

I got really choked up watching last night’s Golden Globe Awards when Carol Burnett was awarded with the inaugural lifetime achievement award in television that has been named after her.

The TV clips took me back to my childhood and those Saturday nights watching The Carol Burnett Show and how much I loved it. And Miss Burnett, now 85, gave a wonderful speech.

She thanked everyone who worked on her variety show and talked about what a weekly herculean effort that won’t ever be replicated.

“What we did then, it couldn’t be done today; the cost alone would be prohibitive,” she said, noting they had a 28-piece live orchestra, 12 dancers and an average of 65 costumes each week.

“We all became one happy family for 11 joy-filled years,” she also said. “We’ve been granted a gift, a canvas to paint with our talent. One that can make people laugh or cry or maybe do both.”

Below is Miss Burnett’s speech along with some of the others I thought were some of the evening’s highlights including Glenn Close who gave one of the most moving awards show speeches of recent years:



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  1. Thanks for posting those videos. I only watched the first two, Carol Burnette and my beloved Glenn Close (who should’ve won the Academy Award for “Big Chill”, all apologies Linda Hunt, and yes, that still bothers me, LOL). But they both made me cry, they are both actors I think of as amazing and iconic, and I appreciate you taking the time to post them, Greg. :-)

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