Celebrities Urge Fans to Donate to Australia Wildfire Relief at the 2020 Golden Globes

Celebrities continued to spread awareness around Australia's devastating wildfires at the 2020 Golden Globes.

By Kelsey Klemme Jan 06, 2020 12:25 AMTags
Watch: Brad Goreski Urges You to Donate to Australian Fire Relief Efforts

While it may be glitz and glam for the most part on the 2020 Golden Globes red carpet, plenty of celebrities aren't forgetting about the tragedy of Australia's current wildfires.

As celebrities paused to talk to the cameras, many continued to spread awareness on the wildfires, which to date have killed at least 23 people and millions of animals as well as caused the evacuations of over 100,000 people.

E! News correspondent Brad Goreski brought the issue to light in the pre-Golden Globes coverage, urging people to donate what they could to fire relief programs.

After talking about Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban, who have donated $500,000 to the Australian Fire Relief, Groeski added, "We can't help but think of everything going on in Australia with the wildfires. You are all in our thoughts."

"Please donate, please read up online about what's happening over there," he continued. "It's a very serious situation and our thoughts and prayers go out to you, Australia."

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During the ceremony, there were also pleas to the public to help out with the issue.

While Russell Crowe was unable to attend tonight's ceremony in order to protect his home from the bush fires, he was still able to send a message about the situation remotely after his Golden Globes win.

Presenter Jennifer Aniston read aloud his acceptance speech, saying for him, "Make no mistake, the tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change based. We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique place it is."

Backstage, after her first-even Golden Globes win, Phoebe Waller-Bridge reportedly stated she will auction off her glamorous Ralph Russo suit and donate all of the money to fire relief charity.

Cate Blanchett additionally took time to thank the volunteer firefighters who are working tirelessly to stop the blaze.

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Joaquin Phoenix even used a part of his speech to ask the celebrities in the room to take significant action toward the environment to reduce fires like this in the future.

"First, I would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing the link between animal agriculture and climate change," he began, also referencing the all plant-based menu at the event.

He also added that while it was nice to hear stars give their thoughts to Australia, they needed to do even more.

"It's great to vote, but sometimes we have to take that responsibility on ourselves and make changes and sacrifices...we don't have to take private jets to Palm Springs," he finished.

We know that over the next few weeks, many will continue to bring attention to the ongoing issue.

If you would like to show your support, please choose from a charity of your choice or some of these official charities that can help: Red CrossFirefightersWires.