Kirk Douglas was welcomed with a standing ovation as he walked to the stage by his daughter-in-law Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Golden Globes Sunday.
The 101-year-old actor, who celebrated his 101st birthday on December 9, and his son Michael Douglas’ wife appeared together to present the award for best screenplay for a motion picture.
Catherine began her presentation by honoring Kirk, who she called a “living Hollywood legend,” for being recognized by his role in the Writers Guild of America in 1991 where he ended the Hollywood blacklist by hiring Communist sympathizer screenwriter Dalton Trumbo to write the epic, Spartacus.
Kirk used his time on stage to praise his Catherine.
Before presenting the best screenplay for a motion picture to Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the actor said,
Catherine, you said it all. I want to say a speech but I don’t want to say it because I could never follow you,
Kirk starred in classic movies like 1949’s Champion, which earned him his first Academy Award for best actor nomination, and Ace in the Hole and Detective Story.
The 75th annual Golden Globes was presented live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.