Russell Crowe won a Golden Globefor his role in ‘The Loudest Voice’ and he did not miss his opportunity to bring attention to the bushfire disaster happening at home.
In fact, Rusty wasn’t there to accept his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television because he was busy protecting his home from the bushfires nearby.
But, instead, he sent a message”in case he won”, that Jennifer Anniston read alongside fellow presenter Reese Witherspoon.
Make no mistake, the tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate-change based. We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is. That way, we all have a future.
Jennifer Aniston has read @russellcrowe‘s acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, where the actor called for climate action. #GoldenGlobes #AustraliaFires pic.twitter.com/AxIkOIietX
— 9Honey Celebrity (@9HoneyCelebrity) January 6, 2020
He later posted a video to Twitter captioned with a shoutout to his co-stars.
In the video, he shows his DIY fire fighting truck, equipped with all the essentials: a water tank, dirt and shovels for spot-fires, gloves and fire blankets. And (of course), his shiny new trophy.
Thanks to the @goldenglobes .
What a cast I got to work with.
Naomi Watts, @WallisAnnabelle Sienna Miller, Aleksa Palladino @JoshStamberg @SethMacFarlane Simon McBurney and everybody else. They created a complete world. Their commitment, sensitivity and courage was inspiring. pic.twitter.com/AW9PtKwKF3
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) January 6, 2020
Rusty’s property had been damaged by the earlier bushfires in November, which he posted images of burnt-out cars and a still-smoldering tree trunk.
But he wasn’t the only celebrity to bring the bushfires to the Golden globe stage.
Pierce Brosnan (looking like a spicy Colonel Sanders) sent a message on behalf of the entire Globes gang and HFPA who “send our hearts to all of the people affected by the bushfires in Australia.
Stay strong, we are with you. God bless.
When Ellen DeGeneres won Carol Burnett Award, she used her speech to give condolences to the animals lost the blazes.
Before I say anything […] my heart goes out to everyone in Australia, for all the animals you’ve lost.
Cate Blanchett used her time presenting a clip from Joker to “do a special call-out to volunteer firefighters who have been at the centre of battling the climate disaster facing Australia”.
When one country faces a climate disaster, we all face a climate disaster.
And everyone’s new British fave Phoebe Waller-Bridge also announced that she will be auctioning off the gorg Ralph Russo suit she was wearing and donating the mone to fire relief in Australia.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge reveals she’ll be auctioning off her #GoldenGlobes suit to raise money for Australian wildfire relief https://t.co/PP78mtA9ix pic.twitter.com/J6mA40dRua
— Variety (@Variety) January 6, 2020
All round, I think we can safely say, it’s been a very productive Golden Globes show for the Australian bushfire crisis. And it just shows how much the world cares about us – and, indeed, one another.
Thank God they decided to forego Ricky Gervais’ monologue joke about long ‘woke’ political speeches at awards shows.
Image Sources: Russell Crowe Instagram (@russellcrowe), Twitter (@_inc0020)