Taking the stage, the actor was presented his award by Brie Larson and thanked his cast and crew, especially Michelle Williams. Affleck also gave a special thanks to Matt Damon, his children and mentioned something Denzel Washington previously stated.
“I remember years ago when Denzel Washington was onstage, he got up here and said, ‘God is love.’ Well, I agree. Thanks Denzel.”
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 9, 2017
In the film, Affleck plays a man who moves back to his New England home in order to take care of his deceased brother’s 16-year-old son. This is his first Golden Globe win, and second nomination.
Also nominated in the category were first-time nominee Joel Egerton for “Loving,” Andrew Garfield for “Hacksaw Ridge,” Viggo Mortensen for “Captain Fantastic” and Denzel Washington for “Fences.”
Last year’s awards went to Leonardo DiCaprio for his role in “The Revenant.”
The 74th Annual Golden Globes were hosted Sunday, January 8 by Jimmy Fallon at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The annual ceremony honors the best in film and television in 2016 as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Click here for the full list of winners.