Donald Sutherland tearfully thanks Whoopi Goldberg for her speech on his career

Jeremy Belanger
Producer, Yahoo Entertainment

Donald Sutherland was overcome with emotion during his visit on The View. He thanked host Whoopi Goldberg for her speech introducing him at the 2017 Governors Awards, during which he received an honorary Oscar for his long acting career.

Goldberg asked if he had had a good time at the awards show, and Sutherland asked her for a copy of her speech. She admitted that she didn’t write the speech ahead of time, because she wanted to speak from the heart.

Here is the video of Goldberg’s speech.

Sutherland fought back tears, saying, “She said stuff to me that represented everything in my life that I had hoped that I would be able to achieve.”

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