Mark Ruffalo decided to use his big win at the Golden Globes to try and make a difference and "turn the page on the cruel past of this nation."
Here's the full story...
Of course, with it being held partially-virtual, the seventy-eighth Golden Globes was as chaotic as we'd expected...
And was dominated by British stars, with The Crown being one of the evening's major winners.
Of course, plenty of American names and titles won their fair share of prestigious awards...
Including Marvel Universe star Mark Ruffalo.
The Hollywood actor won an award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series...
And he decided to use his speech to try and make a difference to our "dying" Mother Earth and to also urge Americans to "turn the page on our cruel past."
Read on to hear his full speech...
Now, we all know that Mark Ruffalo has enjoyed plenty of success.
via: GettyBorn in 1967, he's enjoyed working as an actor and a producer in Hollywood for many years.
His work has spanned throughout many genres...
He first gained recognition in romantic comedies such as 13 Going On 30 in 2004...
There's no doubting how talented he is as an actor...
via: GettyAnd he's even been nominated for 3 Oscars and has won numerous Emmys and SAG awards. Not too shabby!
But alongside being a major Hollywood actor, Ruffalo has a normal and happy family life.
via: GettyHe married Sunrise Coigney in 2000 and they have 3 children, son Keen (b. 2001), and daughters Bella Noche (b. 2005) and Odette (b. 2007).
And as well as being a family man, the actor is also known for being very humble and generous.
via: GettyHis political activism on humanitarian, environmental, and mental health issues is hugely admirable.
Well, this was certainly demonstrated last night at the seventy-eighth Golden Globes ceremony.
Of course, due to the pandemic, the Golden Globes were held partially virtual this year... but this doesn't mean there weren't any huge wins!
The night's top prize - best drama film - went to Nomadland, which stars Frances McDormand as a homeless woman traveling through the American West.
Chloé Zhao was named best director, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the sequel to 2006's hugely successful Borat, was named best musical or comedy film, and The Crown was the big winner in the television categories, winning 4 prizes in total, including best drama series.
And as for Mark Ruffalo?
Well, he won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture for his role in I Know This Much Is True, and the actor decided to use his acceptance speech to try and make a difference.
This, of course, went down very well with his fans...
@MarkRuffalo You're a good man...the kind of guy I'd want to have as a friend...and having sense is become critically endangered.— Alex Brownstein (@Alex Brownstein)1614577023.0
@MarkRuffalo Congratulations Mark! Loved your moving speech. So happy for you! 😊😊😊 https://t.co/MXWwRRFvTm— Jill K 💜☢️💚 (@Jill K 💜☢️💚)1614576642.0
@MarkRuffalo Great and important speech Mark, huge congrats— Giles Paley-Phillips (@Giles Paley-Phillips)1614580876.0
@MarkRuffalo Congrats Mark! Well deserved🎉♥️ "Inclusion and Justice" I hope HFPA won't forget your speech.— 3031 (@3031)1614595491.0
@MarkRuffalo You truly deserved this! Not only are you a great actor, you are a great humanitarian and lover of Mot… https://t.co/1SdrkxazHy— MSMoil (@MSMoil)1614593344.0
@MarkRuffalo congratulations Mark! ur speech was the best part of the show. ur a wonderful human being. thank u for… https://t.co/roYJFVwbw4— Isabella Larz (@Isabella Larz)1614577249.0
@MarkRuffalo Simply put, I love this guy!! He’s all about spreading the love and looking out for those who can’t do… https://t.co/9xN4GjYR4P— Chad (@Chad)1614577087.0
@MarkRuffalo Congratulations Sir 😊😊🙏 and those words 💙💙💙— Saroj Pandey (@Saroj Pandey)1614578506.0
@MarkRuffalo Congratulations Mark!!!!!! We love you so much, not only because you are a master of your craft, but b… https://t.co/Q9Fi7jtRYT— Audrey A (@Audrey A)1614589415.0
@MarkRuffalo a beautiful heartfelt message, you moved me mark, i love you, hope you , your wife and kids stay safe,… https://t.co/e1vMh4whRf— susanne fearnley (@susanne fearnley)1614596175.0
Ruffalo accepted his award with his wife and 2 of his children...
And he started his speech by thanking his family, HBO, the production team, the foreign press, and the group of actors who were also nominated for the award, including the likes of Bryan Cranston and Hugh Grant.
After thanking the director and entire production team for I Know This Much Is True, Ruffalo then went onto a completely different topic.
"At fifty-four years, it's my humble belief that what would give us all this sadness and loss that we've all lived through, meaning is our common humanity," he said.
"What connects us is greater than what keeps us apart and the more we include each other and see each other and hear each other, the faster we will heal our broken hearts and minds. We have a dying mother … she's mother earth and we must come to balance with her and honor her and she'll heal too. So let's be courageous together guys and let's turn the page on the cruel past of this nation."
Ruffalo said "inclusion and justice and care for mother Earth is breaking out everywhere"...
Before saying that Americans have "been living through" a "hideous dark storm."
"We are all in this together. We are the ones we've been waiting for so let's do this."
You can watch his full speech here:
Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this honor, for seeing I Know This Much Is True early, and keepin… https://t.co/Sj7FT4siHq— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo)1614576528.0
Congratulations, Mark Ruffalo!