The Vulgar Golden Globes

January 12th, 2009 11:13 AM

The Internet is abuzz Monday morning over the excessive vulgarity at Sunday's Golden Globes.

From middle-fingers to testicular and homosexual references, Hollywood's annual lovefest was almost as bad as accidentally entering the comments section at a liberal blog.


As the Los Angeles Times' Rachel Abramowitz reported, the lowlight was Mickey Rourke who gave one of the "most profane acceptance speeches in recent history" (video embedded below the fold, obvious vulgarity alert, photo courtesy AP):

The Golden Globes are supposed to be loose, but so loose that it could spur FCC sanctions? The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. can thank newly minted Globes winner Mickey Rourke for one of its most profane acceptance speeches in recent history -- highlighted by frequent use of the word "balls" as a compliment. Then, as he teased Darren Aronofsky about being smarter than everyone in the room, except maybe for Steven Spielberg, "The Wrestler" director shot back a friendly flipping of the bird. And, oh, yes, "Slumdog Millionaire" producer Christian Colson -- who accepted for film drama, closed out the evening with an expletive as he realized he was out of time for his speech. [...]

Presenter Ricky Gervais complained: "I can't believe I'm not nominated. What a waste of a campaign. Today is the last time I have sex with 200 middle-age journalists. It was horrible. Really. A lot of them didn't even speak English. Europeans with wispy beards. The men were worse."

By contrast, Tina Fey, upon winning actress in a TV comedy series, noted that if ever one begins to feel "too good about yourself, they have this thing called the Internet, and you can find a lot of people there who don't like you. I'd like to address some of them now. BabsonLaCrosse, you can suck it." 

Such classy people, and such a fine way to spend a Sunday evening with the family, dontcha think?