George Clooney and his new wife, Amal Alamuddin, dazzled in the Golden Globe Awards red carpet. This is the first time that the couple appeared on a red carpet together as husband and wife. Alamuddin, the 36-year-old human rights lawyer, was there to support Clooney who was receiving a Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in film and television. The award was be presented to Clooney by his former ER love interest Julianna Margulies.
Mrs. Clooney stunned the red carpet with her black curve-hugging Dior gown with a silk cross-shoulder draped overlay, while her husband looked slick in a dark gray suit. Clooney was asked whether his marriage with Alamuddin was due to hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s jabs at him during last year’s telecast. Clooney replied with, “I didn’t do it just for them.”
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Clooney and Alamuddin were married on September 27, 2014 in a lavish ceremony at the Aman Grand Hotel in Venice, Italy. The couple arrived at the red carpet an hour before the start of the Golden Globe awards, and were joined by an entourage comprised of supermodel Cindy Crawford and actor Bill Murray.
Back in September, Theo Kingma, the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that Clooney will be receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award.
“The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera,” Kingma shared in a press release.
Tina Fey joked about the award during the opening monologue of the show. Fey said that Alamuddin is a “human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case, an advisor to Kofi Annan on Syria and was appointed to a three-person commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza strip. So tonight her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.”