George Clooney was among the many Golden Globe attendees to honor the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris following last week’s deadly attacks.
Clooney, recipient of the Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille award, wore a “Je Suis Charlie” pin on his tuxedo Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton. His wife, Amal, had a “Je Suis Charlie” emblem on her clutch.
“Je Suis Charlie,” French for “I Am Charlie,” is the slogan adopted by supporters of press freedom around the world and the French version has fast become one of the most-used hashtags ever on Twitter.
William H. Macy, nominated for best actor in a TV comedy (“Shameless”), told Variety on the red carpet: “I am Charlie.”
Meanwhile, Helen Mirren and Kathy Bates also showed off “Je Suis Charlie” signage on the red carpet.
French composer Alexandre Desplat, nominated for his “Imitation Game” score, also brought a copy of the sign as he walked the carpet.
Support for the victims of the Paris attacks continued inside, as Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. president Theo Kingma received a standing ovation when he took the stage, calling for freedom of speech around the world.
Last year’s Golden Globe winner for “Dallas Buyers Club,” Jared Leto also took a moment, pausing before presenting the award for supporting actress in a motion picture. “Our thoughts, our prayers, our hearts are with you tonight,” he said addressing Charlie Hebdo.
Harvey Weinstein wrote a column for Variety defending the need for political satire and calling for toasts supporting the cause during the ceremony, “Tonight is the Golden Globes, and there’s always champagne on the table. I hope we can all raise glasses and that someone like Tina, Amy or George Clooney will urge us to toast with 300 million viewers around the world: ‘Je suis Charlie, je suis juif, je suis Ahmed.'”