Internet gushes over 'lover boy' Cillian Murphy as he accepts Golden Globes award with lipstick on nose

'Real lover boy': Internet gushes over Cillian Murphy as he gives Golden Globes acceptance speech with lipstick on his nose
Just seconds after Cillian Murphy's name was announced for the Best Actor award, his wife planted a firm kiss on his lips (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Irish actor Cillian Murphy has made a mark as a talented performer on screens both big and small. But his hilarious yet heartfelt reaction to winning the 2023 Golden Globe for Best Actor on Sunday night, January 7, has cemented his status as an Internet darling and “real lover boy” in the eyes of fans.

After Murphy’s wife left a lipstick mark on his nose with an impromptu congratulatory kiss, the actor’s decision to keep the scarlet smudge for his acceptance speech highlighted his trademark humor and humility even in a career-defining moment of glory, per Daily Mail.


Cillian Murphy takes home Golden Globe for Best Actor for 'Oppenheimer'

The 'Peaky Blinders' star took home the award for his portrayal of J Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who helped develop the atomic bomb, in Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer.'

Just seconds after Murphy's name was announced for the coveted honor, his wife of nearly 20 years, Yvonne McGuinness, grabbed his face and planted a firm kiss on his lips to congratulate him. This accidentally left a noticeable lipstick mark on the actor's nose.

After a brief attempt to wipe off the scarlet smudge, Murphy playfully embraced it, asking the star-studded Golden Globes audience, "First question, do I have lipstick all over my nose? I was gonna leave it." His self-deprecating humor and evident affection for his wife charmed both the crowd and viewers at home.

Cillian Murphy poses for photographs before introducing his BFI Screen Epiphany
Cillian Murphy takes home Golden Globe for Best Actor for 'Oppenheimer' performance (Getty Images)

Cillian Murphy's witty acceptance speech

In his witty acceptance speech, Murphy was quick to credit director Nolan for the film's success. "I knew the first time I walked on a Christopher Nolan set that it was different," he remarked.

"I could tell by the level of rigor, the level of focus, the level of dedication, the complete lack of any seating options for actors that I was in the hands of the visionary director and master."

Nolan took home the Golden Globe for Best Director for his work on 'Oppenheimer'. The film also nabbed awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Original Score, and Best Supporting Actor for Robert Downey Jr’s performance.

Along with praising Nolan, Murphy made sure to highlight his exceptional castmates like Emily Blunt, Downey Jr, Matt Damon, and Gary Oldman. "One of the most beautiful and vulnerable things about being an actor is that you can’t do it on your own, really," he noted.

"We had the most incredible ensemble cast in this movie. It was magic and some of them are here today. Thank you for carrying me and holding me through this movie."

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 08: Cillian Murphy attends
Cillian Murphy showers praise on castmates and director in witty acceptance speech (Getty Images)

Internet reacts to Cillian Murphy's light-hearted lipstick moment

Almost immediately, the Internet exploded with reactions to Murphy's Best Actor win and light-hearted lipstick moment.

One X user exclaimed, "Cillian Murphy giving his Golden Globes speech with lipstick all over his face from his wife kissing him? Neeed a real lover boy like that."


Another praised his viral appeal, stating, "Cillian will always go viral. So effortlessly charming and funny."


Amid the chatter, a third user chimed in with a playful, "OMG! That is so cute! LOL!" while someone else affirmed, "Bro is charming as always."

Admiration flowed as a user commented, "He's so fine," and another user gushed, "Need me one of these lover guys!"





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