Friday 30 September 2016

Jim Carrey receives rapturous applause at the Golden Globes in first appearance since Cathriona White's death

Published 11/01/2016 | 10:54

Presenter Jim Carrey speaks onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Presenter Jim Carrey speaks onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Presenter Jim Carrey speaks onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Presenter Jim Carrey speaks onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Jim Carrey received a rapturous applause while presenting an award at the Golden Globes.

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It marked the 52-year-old actor's first public appearance since the death of his girlfriend, Irish makeup artist Cathriona White, in September.

Although he avoided the red carpet beforehand, Carrey receive a warm welcome on stage as he presented the award for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

And his routine was on point as always as he poked fun at his introduction describing him as "two-time Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey."

Presenter Jim Carrey speaks onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Presenter Jim Carrey speaks onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

"When I go to sleep at night I'm not just a guy going to sleep. I'm two-time Golden Globe winner Jim Carrey going to get some well-needed shut-eye," he said.

"And when I dream I don't just dream any old dream. No sir," he continued as the crowd roared in approval. "I dream about being three-time Golden Globe-winning actor Jim Carrey, because then I would be enough. It would finally be true and I could stop this terrible search for what I know ultimately won't fulfill me."

Cathriona took her own life in September and the Dumb and Dumber star has avoided the spotlight for the last three months as he grieves for the Tipperary native, whom he dated on and off since 2013.

At the time of her death, the Dumb and Dumber actor released a statement saying: "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona.

"She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled. My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her. We have all been hit with a lightning bolt."

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