The Wildest Golden Globe Speeches of All Time (VIDEO)
At the Golden Globes, stars are typically not as tightly wound as at the Oscars, sometimes thanks to their easy access to tables full of alcoholic beverages while soaking up camera time at the nationally televised event. Once in a while, a star who’s either been enjoying some spirits or is simply high on life wins an award – and a memorable speech is born.
Here are the seven Golden Globe speeches worth remembering … whether the stars who actually made them remember or not:
Mickey Rourke accepted his Best Actor award for The Wrestler in 2009 in teary-eyed fashion, openly detailing how no one wanted him in their movie for years and how he was often alone with his dog. However, the lasting moment, as far as the F.C.C. was concerned, was director Darren Aronofsky giving a congratulatory flipping of the bird to the actor, which reportedly cost NBC a hefty sum.
Also at the 2009 Globes, Tracy Morgan accepted an award for 30 Rock with slightly slurred speech, and thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press for giving them the award because, “A black man can’t get no love at the Emmys.”
Earlier in that ceremony, Tina Fey accepted her award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, and she took the opportunity to boldly call out her internet haters: “Dianefan, you can suck it.”
Winning Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical in 2007 put Sacha Baron Cohen in the mood to discuss his Borat co-star Ken Davitian’s anus.
There was no stopping Jack Nicholson at the 2003 Golden Globes from commenting on anything he saw fit during his acceptance speech for About Schmidt. “Doesn’t Nicole [Kidman] look lovely with her old nose?” he asked the audience shortly before likening his co-star Kathy Bates to the “Bates Motel.”
In 1998, Michael J. Fox was left hanging by Christina Lahti, who won Best Actress in a TV Series but was in the bathroom when the award was announced. Could it be that alcohol played a role in this debacle? When she finally did arrive on stage, her hair was disheveled and she said, “I was just flushing the toilet and someone said, ‘You won,’ and I thought they were joking.”
Colin Farrell was all sniffles when presenting the award for Best Foreign Film in 2009 after he’d already won Best Actor that night for In Bruges. His explanation? “I have a cold. It’s not the other thing it used to be.”
Which stars do you think (or hope) will produce a memorable acceptance this year? Tell us in the comments section.