Visual and Verbal Profanity Tarnish Golden Globes
NBC wasn't quick enough on the seven-second-delay button during last night's Golden Globe awards. The show brought more than a few surprise spontaneous moments that included an f-bomb and the “one-fingered” wave.
While the show's producers managed to bleep a few profanities blurted out by some celebrities, audiences clearly saw “The Wrestler” director Darren Aronofsky give actor Mickey Rourke the finger as Rourke accepted the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama.
Aronofsky's “bird” came after Rourke had singled him out for praise in his acceptance speech. Prior to that, Rourke had also mentioned his agent, David Unger:
…several years ago, I was almost out of this business and a young man kind of got in touch with me and he kinda put his whole career on the line by representing me…So I want to thank David Unger for having the b***s to…And uh I worked with a really special director who had to really fight hard for me to be in this movie because he couldn't get no money on my name. And Darren Aronofsky… he brought the best out in me. And he hates it when I say he's tough, but he is one tough son of a b**** -- and if you're not in shape, the man will bring you down because I always say he's smarter than the rest of us, maybe not Steven, but you know...Also I want to thank -- we had a wonderful cast, beautiful, talented, Evan Rachel Wood and Marisa Tomei. [Words bleeped out.] Axl Rose. We had no money. Axl stepped up to the plate and gave us "Sweet Child o' Mine." Would also like to thank somebody who broke his b***s a lot. He was the producer. Scott Franklin.
“Slumdog Millionaire” won all four categories for which it was nominated, but possibly the most memorable moment came from producer Christian Colson when he blurted a frustrated “F***” as the music began to cut him off as the ceremony ended.
A previously winless Kate Winslet, who had five Oscar and Globe nominations leading into last night, surprisingly swept both her categories with her win of best supporting actress for “The Reader” and best actress in a picture drama for “
Also unexpected was the little known, but big winner historical miniseries “John Adams.” The miniseries picked up four Golden Globes including best miniseries or TV movie, best actor in a TV series, best supporting actor in a series, and best supporting actress in a miniseries.