Colin Farrell praised for iconic Golden Globes speech that was so 'quintessentially Irish'
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Colin Farrell has been heaped with praise following his fantastic Golden Globes speech.
The actor won the award for best performance by an actor in a motion picture musical or comedy for his role in The Banshees Of Inisherin, and he delivered another exceptional performance as he collected his trophy.
Watch his brilliant speech here:
"Not a joke but you're welcome to laugh," he added.
He then rattled through a string of thank yous, before moving on to Martin McDonagh, who wrote and directed The Banshees Of Inisherin.
"Martin McDonagh I owe you so much man," the 46-year-old said.
"14 years ago you put me working with Brendan Gleeson… and you changed the trajectory of my life forever in ways that I, begrudgingly, will be grateful to you for the rest of my days."
Farrell, McDonagh and Gleeson previously worked together on the brilliant 2008 movie In Bruges, and evidently they complement each other amazingly.
Addressing co-star Gleeson, Farrell continued: "Brendan, I just, I love you so much.
"I love that I get to cohabitate this creative space with you every day. All I did when I came to work every day was aspire to be your equal.
"I'm not saying I even got there but the aspiration kept me going. And I'll thank you for that for the rest of my days also."
After this touching moment, piano music indicated it was time to wrap up - but he wasn't done yet.
"You can forget that piano," he said, before sharing some advice for co-star Barry Keoghan.
"When you're sharing a house with an actor you're working with, a word of advice Barry, don't eat his Crunchy Nut cornflakes and leave him with no breakfast in the morning," he said. "You should never send a man to work on an empty belly."
And after thanking the locals of Inishmore and Achill Island, where they shot the film, he had one last tribute to pay.
"Lastly, Jenny the donkey... she's having an early retirement," he said.
If you've no idea what he's on about there, you really need to see the film.
On social media, people gushed over Farrell's speech.
"Legendary Colin Farrell speech. Quintessentially Irish," one person commented.
Another said: "Colin Farrell giving a wonderfully Irish acceptance speech."
A third added: "Beautiful beautiful beautiful speech by Colin Farrell. Love a man who acknowledges, truly, his colleagues. In an Irish accent and with Irish humour and sincerity."
While another wrote: "Huge Congrats to our very own Colin Farrell, winning the #GoldenGlobes for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy for his simply outstanding role in The Banshees of Inisherin.
"And what a simply outstanding speech #IrishCharm #DublinWit."
McDonagh went on to win the award for best screenplay for the movie, which also won in the best motion picture, musical or comedy category.