Tom Hanks Injects Class Into Golden Globes With Cecil B. DeMille Speech, Extolling Film Craft And ‘Love Boat’

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Tom Hanks Injects Class Into Golden Globes With Cecil B. DeMille Speech, Extolling Film Craft And ‘Love Boat’
Updated with video: Tom Hanks delivered the goods in accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday’s Golden Globes, beginning with a tearful thanks to his family and going on to extol the craft of acting and filmmaking.

Injecting some class and joie-de-vivre into a ceremony that had seemed to mostly drag in its first two hours, Hanks confessed he was less than his usually peppy self due to having a cold “the size of Merv Griffin’s Jeopardy royalties.” He said he had been quaffing some “savagely orange drinks for the past 24 hours,” bringing on jitters during the ceremony.

After tearing up in the opening moments of the speech as he paid tribute to wife Rita Wilson and his five kids, Hanks had the crowd at the Beverly Hilton rapt as he described his attachment to the day-to-day business of entertainment.

“A movie is made shot by shot,
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