Video: George Clooney at the Hollywood Awards

There were many notable acceptance speeches from the 19 recipients of the Hollywood Awards doled out at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday night. One of the most heart-felt, and brief, thank you’s came from Michelle Williams who noted the irony in her receiving the award for Best Actress for her spot-on portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in “My Week with Marilyn.”

“It seems to me that all Marilyn Monroe wanted was to be taken seriously as an actress, and she studied so hard and never really got there,” she said.

Glenn Close (“Albert Nobbs”), who received a career-achievement salute, gave the longest speech, reading off several sheets of paper while thanking almost everyone she ever met in her career. The people who received her chief gratitude were hairstylists, because, “It’s all about the hair.”

But George Clooney (“The Descendants“) doled out the most charm when accepting the Best Actor prize.

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