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Golden Globes 2016: Ridley Scott honors brother Tony Scott

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Ridley Scott was a sentimental choice to win Best Director at the Golden Globes, but the 78-year-old filmmaker had to settle for The Martian claiming Best Comedy. As Matt Damon, who won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy earlier in the night, said during his acceptance speech, “It really all came down to Ridley Scott. To get this award, I walked past Fassbender, I walked past Leo, I walked past all these people who’ve worked with you and who love you. On their behalf and ours and everybody who worked on this movie, thank you, thank you, thank you.”

When Scott took the stage for his acceptance speech for Best Comedy, he paid tribute to another filmmaker who left an enormous impact on him: his late brother and business partner, director Tony Scott. “My brother Tony would have been here tonight for sure, and I know many of you knew and loved him,” he said. “I miss you, Tony.”

Tony Scott, who directed Top Gun, Crimson Tide, and Enemy of the State, among other stylish action blockbusters, died by suicide in 2012. He and his older brother, Ridley, co-founded Scott Free Productions, the hit-making machine behind films like Unstoppable and TV shows like The Good Wife. “I miss a friend,” Ridley told Variety in 2014. “I’d go to him even when he was doing his recovery, and I’d say, ‘F–k the chemo, have a vodka martini,’ and he and I would go out.”

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