Catherine Zeta-Jones has apologized after her Tony win for Best Actress in “A Little Night Music.” Jones isn’t sorry that screen actors swept the awards, but instead for the crassness of her acceptance speech. If you didn’t see it, the speech was a normal mix of surprise, modesty and frantic name listing, while trying to beat the walk-off music. As the orchestra began to swell, she blurted out to hubby Michael Douglas, “See that man over there? He’s a movie star, and I get to sleep with him every night.”The comment seemed to be her way of saying, “I am in lust with this old man, whether the world wants to believe it or not.” It came off as defiant, proud, and awesome. But Jones doesn’t agree. Today she said, “I can’t believe I said something … as crass as that.” [NY Daily News]
Catherine, we can show you real crassness. Here are some recent acceptance speeches to show you how vulgar you’re not.
- The MTV Movie Awards were full of inappropriate acceptances, including Peter Facinelli’s f-bomb-laden one for Best Movie and Sandra Bullock sealing her Lifetime Achievement Award with a girl-on-girl kiss.
- Speaking of MTV Award Shows, no one has forgotten or forgiven Kanye West for storming on stage while Taylor Swift was accepting her prize at the channel’s music awards.
- Scott Brown not so casually dropped that his daughter was “available” when he accepted his Senate win. Thanks Dad?
- We aren’t sure if Mariah Carey‘s acceptance speech at the Palm Springs International Film Festival was crass or not, because she could barely put together a sentence. Maybe she should try celebrating after her win next time.
Did you find Catherine’s speech crass? How about other acceptance speeches that weren’t so classy to add to the list?