January 17, 2011 / 8:05 AM / 8 years ago

Michael Douglas glad to be out and about

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Michael Douglas earned one of the loudest rounds of applause at the Golden Globes on Sunday when the cancer survivor took to the stage to present the final award of the ceremony.

Catherine Zeta-Jones (R) and husband actor Michael Douglas arrive at the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 16, 2011. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

“There’s gotta be an easier way to get a standing ovation,” Douglas told the crowd at the Beverly Hilton, days after revealing that he had beaten late-stage throat cancer.

He went on to announce “The Social Network” as the winner of the Globe’s best drama award. Douglas was also a nominee, cited for his supporting role as financier Gordon Gekko in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” But he lost to awards-season favorite Christian Bale of “The Fighter.”

Accompanied by wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, Douglas earlier told E!’s Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet that he felt “great” and was able to “smell the roses” more.

“Last week I got the tumors gone,” said the actor. “This type of cancer usually doesn’t come back. I am so happy to be out. This is our first time out in months and months. To be able to be cancer free is pretty special.”

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