Brendan Fraser Chokes Up After Critic’s Choice Win

TV personalities Al Roker (L) and Matt Lauer arrive, at the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON / AFP / VALERIE MACON        (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Referencing the character he had played in the film, Fraser spent the rest of his brief speech delivering a heartfelt message to anyone who may have struggled in the past — or who was currently struggling — with obesity in their lives.
  • “If you, like a guy like Charlie, who I played in this movie, in any way struggle with obesity,” Fraser continued in halting tones. “Or you just feel like you’re in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you too can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen!”
  • The standing ovation that came next almost drowned Fraser out as he added, “Thank you, good night.”

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