You know what’s awkward? When celebrities go off script during award shows and get real. We’re ready for the scripted banter and we’re ready for the sad-but-happy-for-the-other-person-because-the-camera-is-watching face. But we’re rarely prepared for a celebrity who goes rogue. However that didn’t stopÂ Ben AffleckÂ from getting back at the Academy Awards snub for best director by giving a long rambling speech, complete with a quality backhanded compliment toward the Critics Choice Awards.
Earlier today I was all sad for him because I likeÂ Argo and I like Ben Affleck and I felt bad that he didn’t get the nomination that everyone thought he would 100% get.Â Then he got up on stage for his acceptance speech and started his speech with â€śIâ€™d like to thank the Academyâ€¦just kidding, this is the one that counts.â€ť
Did you cringe reading that? Because I got full-on awkward chills watching it. Um Ben, I’m sorry you didn’t get a nomination from the Oscars, but you still got to star and direct in a hit movie this year. Sorry I can’t RSVP to your pity party, but I’m having trouble caring. Also, when another organization gives you an award, you shouldn’t go with a sarcastic “this is the one that counts” comment. But that’s just advice from someone who would recommend you tuck your shirt in before you step on stage and give a long rambling speech.
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