George Clooney cooed about his new bride Amal at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday night (11Jan15) when he saluted her from the stage during his Cecil B DeMille Award acceptance speech.

The movie star, who wed the human rights lawyer in Italy last year (14), was clearly still in the honeymoon stage of his marriage as he singled out the former Ms. Alamuddin following brief tributes to the late Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams.

Congratulating all the nominees at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Clooney said, "I've had a pretty good year myself and I'm not just referring to the fabulous reviews of (poorly received film) The Monuments Men."

He added, "It's a humbling thing when you find someone to love, even better if you've been waiting your whole life and when your whole life is 53 years... Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn't be more proud to be your husband."

The actor and humanitarian closed his speech with another tribute - to those who took part in silent protests around the world following the terrorist attack on the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last week (ends09Jan15).

He said, "Today was an extraordinary day - there were millions of people that marched not just in Paris but around the world and they were Christians and Jews and Muslims, they were leaders of countries all over the world. And they didn't march in protest, they marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear... Je Suis Charlie."