Russell Crowe celebrated his Golden Globe win with family

Russell Crowe celebrated his Golden Globe win with family

13 Jan 2020

The actor stayed in Australia to protect his New South Wales home against raging bushfires in the area.

Russell Crowe celebrated his Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television win at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday January 5 with an intimate family dinner.

The 55-year-old missed the prestigious ceremony at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles to stay in Australia to protect his New South Wales home against raging bushfires in the area.

However, the natural disasters didn't stop the star from enjoying his moment, as he celebrated his win for the role of controversial Fox News executive Roger Ailes in miniseries The Loudest Voice with a small family dinner.

"(It was) normal family dinner in the bush, kids everywhere, we passed around my Golden Globe from A Beautiful Mind and everybody had the opportunity to deliver an acceptance speech," Russell told The Sydney Morning Herald. "It was pretty funny. Lots of dogs got thanked."

Russell added he was grateful to "share a moment like that" with his sons Charles, 16, and Tennyson, 13, as they weren't born yet when their father won the Golden Globe for A Beautiful Mind in 2002.

During the TV ceremony, presenter Jennifer Aniston read an acceptance speech from the Gladiator star, highlighting the extent of the Australian fires.

"Make no mistake. The tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change-based," Crowe wrote. "We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is."

The fires have so far resulted in at least 27 deaths and the destruction of more than 2,000 properties across the country.