Andrew Garfield said he feels he is “the luckiest, luckiest actor alive” during an emotional acceptance speech at the Costume Designers Association (CDGA) Awards.
The 38-year-old actor was honored with the Spotlight Award during the 24th annual CDGA Awards held in Santa Monica, California.
Garfield’s Tick, Tick… Boom! co-star Judith Light presented the award and brought him to tears after describing him as “infinitely talented” and “incredibly generous”.
She added: “Andrew would be the first to tell you that wearing a character’s clothes, the appearance of that character, gives you an immediate feel for that person.”
An emotional Garfield took to the stage and said, “I shouldn’t have cried tonight and Judith made me do it.”
The Spider-Man star continued: “I am deeply surprised and moved to be in this room with my community and so many collaborators that I love and cherish.
“And that’s another aspect of all that you do is you create a container, a respite, a safety cone.
“You are my favorite people to work with, you are all truly the best. I feel like I’m the luckiest actor alive, you’ve given me a big mission to not be stubborn after tonight.
“And I promise you that I will do my best to pop a bubble when I get home because I want to keep working and I want to continue to collaborate and serve something better with all of you. .
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“Thank you for your art, thank you for your heart and benevolence. I hope we continue to create together. Thank you very much.”
Garfield was recently nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in the Netflix biopic, Tick, Tick… Boom!
He plays the composer and lyricist Rent Jonathan Larson, who passed away the day the musical was released.
The actor began filming the film shortly after his mother Lynn passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2019, which he said rearranged his world and left him with a “heartbreak”. exactly”.
Garfield has been recognized for his performance in Tick, Tick… Boom!, winning best actor in a musical/comedy at this year’s Golden Globes.
The film, which is the directorial debut of Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the story of Larson’s attempt to enter the industry by writing a new musical.
Garfield also recently reprized his role as Spider-Man in 2021’s The Spider-Man: No Way Home, which sees three actors who have played Peter Parker throughout the years – Garfield, Tobey Maguire and Tom Holland – merge for the first time.
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