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Harrison Ford, honored for career achievements, delivers an emotional speech at the Critics Choice Award 2024: the audience gives him a standing ovation

Harrison Ford touched the audience with his three-minute speech at the Critics Choice Awards 2024

Harrison Ford, the American actor and star of Indiana Jones, received the 2024 Critics Choice Award for Career Achievement. The audience gave him a standing ovation, and the actor thanked everyone, especially his wife, for their support and almost burst into tears.

Ford was presented with the Critics Choice Award 2024 by Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director James Mangold. Harrison Ford has captivated the audience and other actors with his performance in films so much that the audience in the hall during the award ceremony gave him a standing ovation. In return, the Star Wars star promised to deliver his speech in 3 minutes. During this time, he addressed the directors, actors, and even his wife Calista Flockhart, with whom he has been married since 2011, with words of gratitude.

Before going on stage, Harrison Ford gently kissed his wife, and then told her how important she is to the actor because she supports him in important moments. "I want to thank my wonderful wife, Calista Flockhart, who supports me when I need a lot of support. And I need a lot of support," Ford said.

During this part of the speech, the 59-year-old actor's voice began to break due to emotions and he could barely hold back his tears, while his wife burst into tears.

Harrison Ford, honored for career achievements, delivers an emotional speech at the Critics Choice Award 2024: the audience gives him a standing ovation

Reflecting on his long career, Harrison also showed his dedication to his colleagues, "I'm here because of a combination of luck and the work of great writers, directors and cinematographers. I feel extremely lucky. I am delighted to receive this award, which means a lot to me. Thank you to all the wonderful actors I have worked with."

The statuette award was presented to the actor by  Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director James Mangold, who called Ford a star who attracts others.

"A hypergiant is so big that it can contain 5 billion of our suns, and it is so weighty that it attracts other celestial bodies. Of course, Harrison Ford is a star, but today I say he is a majestic hypergiant. It is a star so unique that it attracts other stars, a star so bright that it has warmed the lives of every single one of us in this room, in our audience, and probably on this planet," James said.

Harrison Ford, honored for career achievements, delivers an emotional speech at the Critics Choice Award 2024: the audience gives him a standing ovation

Harrison Ford turned out to be quite shy because after finishing his three-minute speech, the actor said that he did not want to take up much of the audience's time and calmly left the stage, "I am happy that I have had many wonderful opportunities. I am grateful for everything. Thank you! I won't waste any more time."

Nevertheless, the applause of the actors in the audience meant that they were ready to listen to Ford as long as he deemed necessary.

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