Denzel Washington Delivers Charming Speech – with Help from His Family – at Golden Globes

The actor already has two Golden Globes – for Glory and The Hurricane

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Denzel Washington has taken home another Golden Globe.

The actor, 61, accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award, which is presented annually to an individual who has made “an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.”

Washington thanked the crowd as he was flanked by his family onstage. He appeared to be ad libbing as he thanked his family for support.

“I want to thank my mother for convincing my father that we needed more than 25 watt bulbs. He thought we could save money,” he said as laughed, noting he was having trouble reading his speech without his glasses.

His wife Pauletta attempted to assist him, but laughed when she realized she too didn’t have her glasses and couldn’t help.

Washington also thanked his first agents, as well as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, who he said “always made me feel like a friend or part of the party.”

Washington has won two other Golden Globes (for Glory and The Hurricane) and has been nominated an additional five times.

Recent recipients of the honor include George Clooney in 2015, Woody Allen in 2014 and Jodie Foster in 2013.

The 73rd annual Golden Globes, hosted by Ricky Gervais, are being presented live from Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on NBC.

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