Thursday, April 25, 2024

Exclusive: Michael Douglas to Present Best Picture at Globes


Michael Douglas–fresh from his spectacular recovery from throat cancer–is set to present the Best Picture award tonight at the Golden Globes.

This will make for good, emotional live television. Watch for a thunderous standing ovation as Douglas takes the stage at the end of the show.

Douglas may also be on stage at the beginning of the show too. Scarlett Johansson is presenting Best Supporting Actor. And although Christian Bale and Geoffrey Rush–who flew in from Australia–are more likely winners, Douglas could nab the prize for his work on “Wall Street 2.”

Douglas and dad Kirk Douglas have long been Golden Globe favorites. A few years ago, the Hollywood Foreign Press even made a cash donation to the Douglas Family Foundation to ensure their presence for Michael’s lifetime achievement award.

Either way, it will be great to see Michael on stage, victorious and healthy, iwth beautiful Oscar winning wife Catherine Zeta Jones by his side.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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