Harrison Ford was honored at the Critics Choice Awards with the Career Achievement Award and delivered a heartfelt speech.
“I’m really happy to be here tonight [and] to see what our business is turning into,” Ford said, accepting his award after a standing ovation from the crowd. “And all of the talented people who are getting opportunities that probably would not have existed in the early part of my career. I’m really happy about that.”
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The Star Wars alum said he felt “enormously lucky” for the honor and thanked his “lovely wife,” Calista Flockhart, who was visibly emotional with tears in her eyes.
Ford noted that his wife “supports me when I need a lot of support — and I need a lot of support.”
“I’m grateful to all the fine actors — I see many of them here tonight — that I’ve worked with and I’m deeply happy to have had the opportunities that I’ve had,” he continued. “Thank you, I won’t take any more of your time.”
Earlier in the broadcast, cameras caught Ford in the funny moment when his Shrinking co-star presented an award. As Jason Segel took the state for his presenting duties, Ford was seen cheering his co-star on and saying his name.
Ford and Segel co-star in the Apple TV+ series co-created by Bill Lawrence, Segel and Brett Goldstein. In the series, Ford plays the role of Dr. Paul Rhoades, a therapist and colleague of Segel’s Jimmy Laird. A second season of the comedy-drama has already been ordered following the first season which premiered on January 2023 and consisted of ten episodes.
Watch Ford cheering on Segel at the Critics Choice Awards in the video below.
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A deeply moved Harrison Ford “deeply happy with the opportunities I’ve had” after receiving a lifetime achievement honor at the #CriticsChoiceAwards… “thank you, I won’t take up anymore of your time.” (📸 @BazBam /Deadline) pic.twitter.com/zXvxp7COs0
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