Mark Ruffalo urged people to take care of Mother Earth in a passionate speech at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (28.03.21).
The 54-year-old actor won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television prize for his portrayal of twins in 'I Know This Much Is True' and speaking from home, surrounded by his family, he urged viewers to enjoy a greater sense of connection to one another.
He said: “At 54 years, it’s my humble belief that what will give all the sadness and loss that we all live through meaning is our common humanity. 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, just like the mother in our story. She is mother Earth. And we must come to balance with her and honour her. And she will heal too. So let’s be courageous together. Let’s turn the page on the cruel past of this nation."
Mark began the speech for his first-ever Golden Globe by thanking his fellow nominees, Bryan Cranston ('Your Honor'), Jeff Daniels ('The Comey Rule'), Hugh Grant ('The Undoing') and Ethan Hawke ('The Good Lord Bird'), his loved ones, those who worked on the show, and writer Wally Lamb, whow rote the 1998 novel of the same name which the show was based on.
He said: "First of all, this group of actors, they’re my peers who I admire and love and look up to so I’m honoured to be here with you guys.
"Thank you HFPA, thank you HBO, my production team, thank you to my family for letting me go off and bring these crazy people home and have to live with all these years, thank you guys.
"I want to thank the crew who really carried us through this...
"I want to thank Wally Lamb for the beautiful story of these twins with fractured hearts and minds."
Of director Derek Cianfrane, he said: “Thank you for always leading with the idea of humanity, however it comes — beautiful, ugly, inspiring, sad.”