Paul Giamatti won a Golden Globe for his role as a grumpy teacher in the movie “The Holdovers.” In his acceptance speech, he dedicated the award to teachers, mentioning that his whole family, for generations, has been into teaching. Giamatti emphasized the importance of respecting teachers and acknowledged the challenging nature of their job.

He began his speech with a light-hearted joke about the number of stairs at the event, humorously mentioning his tired knees. Giamatti also expressed gratitude to his director, co-stars, and the Boston crew who worked on the film. He playfully remarked about the uniqueness of winning an award for playing a character that smells like fish.

Giamatti competed against Nicolas Cage, Timothée Chalamet, Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix, and Jeffrey Wright for the award. This win marked his third Golden Globe, with previous wins for “John Adams” in 2009 and “Barney’s Version” in 2011.

His co-star in “The Holdovers,” Da’Vine Joy Randolph, also won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. The film itself is nominated in the Best Comedy or Musical Motion Picture category.

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