The Golden Globes was dominated by parents we love (looking at you, Fey and Poehler!). Among the half-dozen mothers who called out sexism in Hollywood (still staring, Tina and Amy), one father went all soft and made everybody cry.
Michael Keaton, who played a washed-up actor trying to make it on Broadway in "Birdman," won the award for Best Actor in a Film, Musical or Comedy. In a speech that referenced his childhood in Pennsylvania, his six brothers and sisters and how grateful he was to have been taught to work hard and never give up, he set off a social media storm when he talked about the person most important to him.
"My best friend is kind, intelligent, funny, talented, considerate, thoughtful—did I say kind? He also happens to be my son," Keaton remarked. "I love you, buddy."
Cameras panned to Sean Douglas, the 31-year-old hunky son and only child of Keaton. Lady Twitter erupted with swoons. Mindy Kaling tweeted, "Oh hello Michael Keaton's son."
Sean Douglas is hardly an idle Hollywood scion. While most viewers hadn't heard of him until Papa Keaton's speech, he apparently inherited the hardworking, never-give-up gene in his Douglas bloodline (who knew Michael Keaton's real last name was Douglas?). Sean is a multi-platinum songwriter and producer. He wrote "Talk Dirty" by Jason Derulo featuring 2Chainz and "Wiggle" by Jason Derulo featuring Snoop Dogg. (What?) He has also worked with and written for Demi Lovato, Hilary Duff, the Backstreet Boys and, um, Madonna.
Another great parent and parenting moment came during Patricia Arquette's speech, after she was awarded Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as single mom Olivia in "Boyhood," Richard Linklater's epic drama filmed off and on for more than a decade.
Arquette thanked Linklater for writing such great role about "... an underappreciated single mother. Thank you for shining a light on her and thousands of women like her." Arquette also thanked friends for watching her kids years ago when she was trying to build her own career as a single mother.
She also thanked those kids, Enzo and Harlow, saying, "My favorite role, in this whole life, has been being your mom."
Adams, who won for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for her role in "Big Eyes," thanked all the role models for her in the room last night.
"It's just so wonderful that women today have such a strong voice, and I have a 4-and-a-half-year-old, and I'm so grateful to have all the women in this room. You speak to her so loudly. She watches everything, and she sees everything and I'm just so, so grateful for all of you women in this room who have such a lovely, beautiful voice."
Moore, who won Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for her role in "Still Alice," talked about a perceived lack of interest in seeing women past the ingenue stage.
"When Lisa Genova wrote this book, she told me that no one wanted to make it into a movie because no one wanted to see a movie about a middle-aged woman," the Golden Globe winner stated.
Gyllenhaal left everyone with a renewed faith. "What I see, actually, are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not, sometimes sexy and sometimes not … what I think is new is the wealth of roles for actual women in television and film. That's what I think is revolutionary and evolutionary, and it's what's turning me on," she said.