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Michael Douglas Presents at the Golden Globes and Receives a Standing Ovation (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 17th 2011 1:58AM
Michael Douglas, 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards'Michael Douglas, who is currently cancer-free after a recent struggle with advanced stage IV throat cancer, received a very touching standing ovation when he appeared at 'The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards' (Sun., 8PM on NBC). He was on hand to present the last award of the night.

When Douglas was announced, he strode confidently on stage. He still looked notably thinner than usual, but was otherwise happy and clearly humbled by the response. For nearly a full minute, the crowd of who's who in Hollywood were on their feet in praise of his strength, resilience and importance to their chosen medium.

Repeating "Thank you" over and again, Douglas tried to calm the crowd. We began to wonder if the orchestra might play him off just to keep the show in under time, even though he wasn't an award winner.

Finally, after the crowd subsided, Douglas deadpanned, "There's just got to be an easier way to get a standing ovation."

A class act all the way, no matter the reasoning behind it, we think Douglas is well-deserving of the response he got and we wish him continued good health and success.

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Kojack104

Michael's standing ovation in "The Game", my favorite, was the most moving dejavu and art imitating life. His most recent kudos as nominee and presenter at The Golden Globe's and his Icon Award also standing ovations. See, Michael everything you touch turns to gold.

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