As gentle ripples of laughter emanate from the crowd of A-listers, a familiar goofy grin appears on the face of the man who is instigating the amusement.
His jawline is covered by a long, wispy salt and pepper beard, and his hair is cropped neatly to his head, but make no mistake, this is Jim Carrey. Two time Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey. And he's on top form.
In his first appearance since the tragic loss of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White in September last year, the slapstick sensation of the '90s gave a glimpse of a bygone era while introducing the Best Motion Picture Award (Comedy) at last night's Golden Globes.
"This is Huge"
The general tone of the Globes tends to be self-mockery (spearheaded by the sharp tongue of Ricky Gervais) and Carrey was no different.
Jesting with his introduction of "two time Golden Globe winning Jim Carrey" the 53-year-old waltzed through an effortlessly funny routine centered about the superficial self fulfillment of winning the award. He said:
“I dream about being three-time Golden Globe actor Jim Carrey because then I would be enough. It would finally be true and I could stop this terrible search, for what I know ultimately won’t fulfill me."
Spaced between pregnant pauses, a familiar flash of the Ace Ventura star's razor sharp wit lightened the mood, and rendered smiles rather than cringes in a night fraught with the latter.
"But these are important these awards — I don’t want you just think that just because if you blew up the solar system, you wouldn’t be able to find us or any of our solar system form the naked eye. But for us, this is huge.”
The winner of the huge accolade for comedy was, erm... The Martian. Perhaps they are stretching the definition of comedy, but it seemed to pay off for director Ridley Scott.
Two Golden Globes
Two time Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey won the accolade of Best Actor for his performance in The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), proving that as well as motor-mouth comedy routines, he could be taken seriously as a dramatic actor.
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