Golden Globes: Obama Praises Movies, TV for Bringing "Diverse Tales to Life" in Program Congrats Letter

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The outgoing president shared his best wishes to those attending the awards show.

In the final few days of his White House term, President Barack Obama sent a note congratulating this year's Golden Globe nominees, which was included in the program given out Sunday to guests at the Beverly Hilton.

The letter says he and first lady Michelle Obama send their greetings to those attending the show and praises film and television for presenting a diverse universe.

"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," President Obama wrote. "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 of our voices and ideas and the ways they can shape our world for the better."

The Obama administration has a close relationship with Hollywood and awards shows, with Michelle Obama previously presenting best picture to Argo via video at the Academy Awards and Vice President Joe Biden making an appearance at last year's Oscars. A number of stars attended the Obamas' farewell party Friday night at the White House, with several posting about the event on social media.

Read the text of President Obama's letter and see an image of it below.

Michelle and I send greetings to all those attending the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards. Film and television have captured audiences for generations — transforming the art of storytelling and challenging 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 of our voices 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.

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