People Can’t Stop Talking About Ellen’s Moving Speech at the Golden Globes

Ellen DeGeneres accepted the Carol Burnett Award for her outstanding contributions to television during the Golden Globes, and we’re still crying!

The host gave a heartfelt, funny speech, and used her time to honor the icon behind the award.

“I feel like we all think we know someone when we watch someone on TV for as long as we’re on TV. That’s what it was like for me with Carol Burnett. I feel like I knew her. She showed us who she was every week. She was larger than life. We counted on her to make us feel good, and she delivered, every single week. She never let us down,” the comedian said.

“She was hilarious in all the sketches that she did, and when she did the Q and A with the audience, she was genuine and personal and I always felt like she was speaking to me.”

She continued: “All I’ve ever wanted to do is to make people feel good and to laugh, and there’s no greater feeling than when someone tells me that I’ve made their day better with my show or that I’ve helped them get through a sickness or a hard time in their lives. But the real power of television for me is not that people watch my show, but people watch my show and then they’re inspired to do the same thing in their own lives.”

Ellen… we love you so much. Thank you for being you.

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