Steve Carell's 2006 Golden Globes Acceptance Speech for 'The Office' Win is a Must-Watch Throwback

Steve Carell was nominated for six Golden Globes for his role as Michael Scott, winning one in 2006.
Steve Carell was nominated for six Golden Globes for his role as Michael Scott, winning one in 2006. | YouTube / AwardsShowNetwork

Steve Carell became a bonafide comedic legend for his role as Michael Scott on The Office, so it’s no surprise that he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Series in 2006. He was nominated for the award six times, but only won once, so watching his acceptance speech is really satisfying for longtime fans.

"I really did not expect this so I didn't write anything. However, my wife did and handed me something," the comedian began in his speech. "I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for this great honor. I would also like to thank my wife, Nancy, for her constant support and for being so beautiful tonight. That's true. Thanks also to Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant for creating such a wonderful, groundbreaking piece of television and to Greg Daniels for his talent, courage, and sheer audacity. This is good, thank you. Uh, also to my wife, for giving me two wonderful children as painful as her labor might have been. Thanks also to an excellent cast, crew, and writing staff all of whom I am indebted to. If it were not for you, I would not be here right now. I don't know about that."

You can watch his full acceptance speech below.

Carell concludes his speech by once again thanking his wife and expressing gratitude for the honor. The speech, which he claims was written by his wife, thanks her a total of four times! It makes you wonder if she really did write it or if it's just another instance of the actor's brilliant comedic timing. Either way, this is making us so nostalgic.