Jennifer Aniston Explains Russell Crowe's Golden Globes Absence Amid Bushfires
Despite winning a Golden Globe, Russell Crowe has decided to forgo the ceremony to stay in NSW and help those affected by the bushfires.
The Australian actor has won for his role in the 'The Loudest Voice', a miniseries that documents the rise and fall of Fox News chairman Roger Ailes.
However, the actor was not able to attend the ceremony. Instead, opting to stay in Australia amid the bushfire crisis.
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon announced Crowe's success, but told the audience the actor was not able to accept "because he is at home in Australia protecting his family from the devastating bushfires."
Aniston continued, reading aloud the special message Crowe sent ahead of the ceremony: "Make no mistake, the tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change based."
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. That way, we all have a future.
The 'Gladiators' star's own rural NSW property was ravaged by the bushfires back in November. Crowe was overseas when he heard news that his property was under threat on November 13.
Flying to Australia, the actor took to Twitter to document the damage firsthand.
"Fires still burning, logs smoking everywhere you look," he said to the camera, the extent of the debris evident in the background.
Crowe remains in Australia as the country continues to battle the devastating blaze.
The 'Robin Hood' actor is one of many internationally-renowned celebrities raising funds and awareness for Australians affected by the fires.
Yesterday, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban told Network 10's Angela Bishop they will donate $500,000 to fire relief efforts.
Russell Crowe won the award in the Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series FOr A Motion Picture Made For Television.
His success at the 77th Golden Globe Awards marks the actor's first nomination at a major Hollywood awards ceremony since 2006, when he was nominated for his work in 'Cinderella Man'.
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