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Donald Glover Accepts Second Golden Globe Award For Best Actor In A TV Comedy For Atlanta

The actor told a sincere story about his belief in magic for his second speech.

January 08, 2017
Donald Glover Accepts Second Golden Globe Award For Best Actor In A TV Comedy For <i>Atlanta</i> Kevin Winter / Getty Images

At the 2017 Golden Globes, Donald Glover takes two awards home.

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For his work on new series Atlanta, Donald Glover was up against Jeffrey Tambor, Nick Nolte, Anthony Anderson, and Gael García Bernal for the Best Actor in a TV Comedy category. Glover was awarded the honor, and took the stage to give a sincere speech about his belief in magic as a storyteller.

"I grew up in a house where magic wasn’t allowed, so everyone in here is magical to me," Glover said. "Every time I saw a movie or heard your voices or saw you, I was like, 'Oh, magic is from people.'" View the speech and read the transcript below.

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I grew up in a house where magic wasn’t allowed, so everyone in here is magical to me. Every time I saw a movie or heard your voices or saw you, I was like, “Oh, magic is from people. We’re the ones who kind of, in a weird way, tell a story or lie to lie children so they do stuff we never thought was possible."

My dad used to tell me every day, “You can do anything you want.” And I remember thinking as a kid in 1st grade: “You’re lying to me.” But now I do stuff and he’s like, “I didn’t think that was possible.”

So I really want to say thank you to my son and the mother of my son for making me believe in people again and things being possible.

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