Alec Baldwin likes to get his day started pretty early. He showed up bright eyed and bushy tailed on set of the 30 Rock with a cup of Starbucks coffee and a copy of the new York Times this morning.
Alec took home a Golden Globe for the third year in a row for his role as Jack Donaghy on the NBC hit. He was noticeably absent from the event but I can assure you it was for a good cause. Baldwin did a write up on The Huffington Post yesterday and issued the following statement.
My thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for giving me the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television Comedy last Sunday. I was unable to attend the ceremony due to a previous and longstanding commitment to co-host the Waterkeeper Alliance dinner, along with Robert Kennedy Jr. and Marcia Gay Harden, at the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada.
The event this year took on a special significance as we took a moment during the benefit to honor the memory of Stella Keane, one of the dinner’s principal organizers, who was killed in an avalanche in March of 2009. Stella was one of the most gracious people I have ever had the chance to work with in the world of not-for-profit fundraising. Also, she was, without doubt, a big reason why the roster of American and Canadian actors, musicians and sports stars returned to the Canadian Rockies, again and again, and virtually formed a little family to help Bobby Kennedy raise money.
You can catch Alec on 30 Rock, Thursday nights on NBC.