Ed Begley Jr., who appeared with Goldblum in 1985's "Transylvania 6-5000," and Norm Eisen, an ethics czar for former U.S. President Barack Obama, who inspired Godlblum's character in 2014's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," spoke on his behalf during the ceremony.
"He not only played a deeply ethical individual in that film," Eisen said.
"But he's that same person in real life. Kind, generous, a wonderful friend and above all else deeply moral."
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