Andrew Garfield was given the Spotlight Award at the 2022 Costume Designers Guild Awards — and he was emotional as he took the stage to accept the honor. 

The 38-year-old tick… tick… BOOM! actor was presented the award by co-star Judith Light. As he accepted the award, Andrew welled up with happy tears, saying that he wasn’t supposed to cry:

“…And Judith just made me do that. 

To be honored by the angel on Earth that is Judith Light is a moment that will keep me going for the next 30 years.”

Andrew went on to say that he was “just so surprisingly overwhelmed and touched to be in this room with my community and so many collaborators that I love and value.”

He emotionally stated:

“You are my favorite people to collaborate with. I feel like the luckiest, most fortunate actor alive. You’ve given me a big task to not get big-headed after tonight and I promise you I’ll do my best to pop the bubble when I get home because I want to just keep working and I want to keep collaborating and serving something greater with you all.

Thank you for your art, thank you for your hearts and for your generosity. I hope we get to just keep creating together.”

It’s been a monumental time for Andrew and his incredible portrayal of Jonathan Larson in the movie musical. He earned a second Oscar nomination for his role, as well as his first Golden Globe win. 

Congratulations, Andrew! 


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