Watch: Michael Douglas’s Heartfelt Shout-Out to 97-Year-Old Father at the SAG Awards

Michael Douglas at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 18, 2014

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updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET

originally published 01/18/2014 AT 9:55 PM ET

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While accepting the SAG Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a miniseries or television movie, Behind the Candelabra star Michael Douglas gave an emotional thank you to his father, 97-year-old Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas.

In his acceptance speech for the Liberace biopic, Douglas thanked the industry for helping him follow his own path.

“I’ve got a 97-year-old member of SAG back at home, who I know is particularly proud of me for getting this award,” he said.

“But I want to thank all of you all here tonight for helping me get out of his shadow for a little bit.”

The elder Douglas hasn’t acted since 2008’s Empire State Building Murders, but in the postwar era he was one of Hollywood’s most popular leading men. See highlights of his legendary career below:

Ace in the Hole (1951)

Paths of Glory (1957)

Spartacus (1960)

Watch Michael Douglas’s heartfelt remembrance above.

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