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From the LA Times' The Envelope:

Colin Farrell, you're nothing but a big ol' teddy bear, aren't you?

First you shocked us, sniffling through your presenter's script and then explaining, “I still have a cold. It’s not the other thing it used to be.”

Then you made us shmoopy after your surprise win for your role in "In Bruges." (Referring to the fact that he tried to talk writer/director Martin McDonagh into casting someone else:)  "I’ve never been so at peace with being ignored in my life. It’s seldom that you get a script that’s as simultaneously profound and beautifully comic and wonderfully painful, filled with delightful remorse, and, more than anything else, the sweetest, sweetest redemptive qualities. And that was 'In Bruges' for me. To work with [director Martin McDonagh] was a dream. And I love you.

You know, I’ll ride Sally’s coattails and start talking about love a bit because at the end of the day, I think what we all do in some way, shape, or form — I hate to wax lyrical — is about love. Curiosity is love. It’s ignorance’s nemesis. And so thank you, Martin. [Costar Brendan Gleeson], I love you dearly. And this is at least half of yours. I’ll cut it when I get off stage, and you can have a hemisphere."

Edited to add the rest of his speech: 


"There’s some people that I’ve worked with in the last eight years since I’ve been doin this, and they kind of transcend the functions that they serve, creatively and professionally, in my life. I have two agents and a lawyer and a publicist that I actually love also. Really. (Lists four names) who have, more than anything, guided me with decency and compassion, and have allowed me, over the years, to believe that what we do has nothing to do with business, but is a dream that is born of that curiosity I spoke of earlier and is a playground for imagination and exploration of thought and feeling. And that’s why they’re so cool and that’s why I’m one of the luckiest actors around. And of course the Hollywood Foreign Press. I nearly left without thanking them. Whoo! That would have been bad. I wouldn’t have been coming back here anytime in a hurry. All you mad Hollywood Foreign Press-ers, I think you know I’ve enjoyed my time with you over the last eight years. I really look forward to that insane hour that we spend together.  (Much laughter, so the audience must have known what he was talking about.)  I really do. And thank you for this memory, very much. I’m humbled. Thank you."

From The Playlist:

Colin Farrell's Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

Ooops, we already posted a bunch of acceptance speeches from last night's 66th Annual Golden Globes, but one that we forgot and also loved, was Colin Farrell's acceptance for Best Actor in the Comedy section for "In Bruges." It was a great, humble and self-deprecating speech (check the self-flagellating drug dig) and his excellent performance in Martin McDonagh's film (which artfully balanced vulnerability and comedy) as a suicidal hitman proved that he's returned to be taken seriously as an actor and not just a tabloid dunderhead. Anyhow, this speech was great and it's a nice welcome back for him. It's great to see former addicts receiving positive re-enforcement for good deeds.
Post-interview on E!


Acceptance speech (don't watch the youtube version)



( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 12th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC)
Very glad your shriek of joy woke me up. It was such a cute speech.

Let's hope this leads to an Oscar nomination.
Jan. 12th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Not a chance. This was it, baby. It's a comedy (though a dark one). There's no way the Oscar voters are going to put him on the short list.

Did you watch the interview? Very cute.
Jan. 12th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Remember how Oscar was all over Fargo? I think there's hope.
Jan. 12th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC)
When I saw this, you were the first person I thought of. My second thought was how sorry I was that I couldn't have been there to celebrate it. Bonus - he looked just adorable!!
Jan. 12th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
Re: EEEEEEE!!!!!
I know, right? I can't believe you weren't with us the one time Colin won a major award!

I swear, J, when Sandra Bullock said his name, I actually turned and looked at misreall to check my grasp of reality. SB said the name very quietly, and I thought maybe I was wishing so hard that I had heard her wrong.

He did look adorable. I liked the vest. :-D
Jan. 12th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
I wish I could find a transcript of the whole speech, because the rest of it was adorable too. I'll transcribe it myself from Tivo if it comes to that.
Jan. 12th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's very nice, mary! Although Colin doesn't particularly float my boat, I'm happy you're happy, and it's a lovely speech.

Curiosity is love. It’s ignorance’s nemesis.

I really like that, though. To veer off a bit, I remember reading some journalist or other talk about Bush, and say that he's the most incurious man he's ever met. And to me, this explains why Bush's incuriosity so repulsive---it's the opposite of love.

Don't mean to make fangirling political, sometimes I just say whatever comes into my head.
Jan. 12th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
[Costar Brendan Gleeson], I love you dearly. And this is at least half of yours. I’ll cut it when I get off stage, and you can have a hemisphere."
A bit of witty bromanticism amid a lyrical, modest acceptance speech. He's my kinda guy. :-)
Jan. 13th, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Like I wrote last night, I could hear the screams of joy coming from the south. ;-) I knew you'd be beyond happy. While I'm not a big Colin fan, I'll admit he was fantastic in that role.
Jan. 13th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
I suppose it is politic that no one mentioned his great reaction shot to Sting's "look."

In Bruges should have won everything.
Jan. 13th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
I totally forgot about that! That was very "him" in my opinion. He was surprised, but instead of a look like "OMG WTF?" The look was more, "Well, ok, Sting, whatever you want to look like is fine with me. Cheers, brutha."
Jan. 13th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Edited above to add the second half of his speech and a link to a decent-ish video clip of the speech.
Jan. 14th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
Awww Colin. Of course I might be a little biased ;)

Go Ireland!
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