Michael Douglas pays tribute to dad Kirk and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones after Golden Globes win
Daily News January 7, 2019
Michael Douglas dedicated his Golden Globe to his 102-year-old father Kirk Douglas Sunday – then paid tribute to his actress wife Catherine Zeta-Jones backstage.
Douglas, 74, won the best actor award for a musical or comedy television series for his role as an aging acting coach in the Netflix hit “The Kominsky Method.”
“Alte kackers rule!” he said while raising his statuette onstage, using a Yiddish term for elderly men.
“I acknowledged my father in the end because he more than anybody says, ‘You’re getting an award for being funny?’” Douglas said with a laugh minutes later backstage.
He said he learned “stamina and tenacity” from his famous dad.
“He was out of the school where you know you give it your best shot. You walk away (after) doing the best thing you can, and then, f—k it. So that’s the best advice I got,” he said.
Douglas then boasted he recently celebrated his 18th wedding anniversary with Zeta-Jones.
“Besides a genuine love that only continues to grow, I think the fact that we’re in the same industry together really helps us understand what’s really going on,” he said.
“It was great for her to be here tonight and to share. It’s one of those nice things where your partner totally understands what’s going on, and I flash back to her time when she was pregnant with our daughter during ‘Chicago,’ and all the awards shows that were going on,” he said.
He also touted her new Facebook comedy show, “Queen America.”
“I think she’s doing some really funny, funny stuff,” he said.