Obama's inspiring Golden Globes letter sent to guests at the award show

  • The message penned by the president was inside the award show program 
  • It thanked the 'visionaries' nominated for a Golden Globe on Sunday night
  • Many celebrities in attendance were also at Obama's farewell party Friday night

Guests at the Golden Globes were surprised with a special message from President Barack Obama.

In the 74th year of the awards, attendees opened up their show programs to find an inspiring letter penned by the current president.

Obama thanked the night's nominees for devoting their talents to help celebrate human triumphs and to illustrate flaws. 

The ceremony celebrating film and television 'creative visionaries' marks the last major award show Obama will be in office for. 

 Guests at the Golden Globes were surprised with a special message from President Obama in their award show program Sunday night

Guests at the Golden Globes were surprised with a special message from President Obama in their award show program Sunday night

The president sent his greetings, along with Michelle's to the 'creative visionaries' in film and television  This image released by NBC shows Sarah Paulson with the award for best actress in a limited series for The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
The president sent his greetings, along with Michelle's, to the 'creative visionaries' in film and television. Sarah Paulson (right) with the award for best actress in a limited series for The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

The encouraging letter sent by the president reads: 'Michelle and I send greetings to all those attending the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.

'Film and television have captured our understanding of society. Using the big and small screens to bring diverse tales to life, actors and actresses and creative visionaries behind the scenes have inspired us to find deeper meaning in our shared humanity.'

'Tonight's nominees have devoted their talents to helping us celebrate our triumphs and illustrate our flaws.

 'By enabling us to see ourselves in each other and creating a space for the many narratives that reflect our rich and collective history, they remind us of the power and ideas and the ways they can shape our world for the better. 

'As you gather to recognize this year's nominees, I wish you all the best for a memorable evening.'

 
 Celebrity couples John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are pictured alongside Jerry and Jess Seinfeld at Obama's farewell party on Friday 

Celebrity couples John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are pictured alongside Jerry and Jess Seinfeld at Obama's farewell party on Friday 

His uplifting words of encouragement were directed to the stars of Hollywood, from whom Obama has received tremendous support from during his eight years in office.

Dozens of the celebrities at the Golden Globes also attended Obama's farewell party where guests partied with the president on Friday.

The VIP guest list included A-listers in the film and TV industry such as Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, George Clooney and Tom Hanks.

Obama provided hungry guests with chicken and waffles and was still on the dance floor at 3.30am when Scandal actress Kerry Washington left the bash.

She added to E! News host Ryan Seacrest: 'He deserves a party, don't you think?'  

 Model and actress Olivia Wilde posed for a black and white selfie with partner Jason Sudeikis after declaring they 'stumbled' out of the White House at 4am and 'celebrated 8 incredible years'Tom Hanks was spotted at the party sporting a full grey beard and spectacles. He was described by the woman he posed for pictures with as a 'very nice guy' 
 Model and actress Olivia Wilde posed for a black and white selfie with partner Jason Sudeikis (left photo) after declaring they 'stumbled' out of the White House at 4am. Tom Hanks was also spotted at the party (far right) 
 
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