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Robert Downey Jr. 'Sleeping with Actresses' Clip & Emma Stone: 'Sinister' Golden Globes

Robert Downey Jr. presents Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Golden Globe.

Robert Downey Jr. 'sex with actresses' joke: Golden Globes vibe goes from 'hugely mean-spirited' and 'mildly sinister' to…

After 2011 Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais introduced him as an actor less known for his film work than for his stint at the Betty Ford Clinic and the Los Angeles County jail, Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes star Robert Downey Jr. remarked to the Hollywood crowd gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last Sunday night, Jan. 16:

Aside from the fact that it's been hugely mean-spirited with mildly sinister undertones, I'd say the vibe of the show has been pretty good so far, wouldn't you?

Downey Jr. then decided to make things less mean-spirited and sinister by prefacing his introduction to the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical nominees with the following statement: “I don't know if an actress can do her best work until I've slept with her.” [Laughter.] Pause. “Julianne.” Cut to The Kids Are All Right nominee Julianne Moore laughing uproariously.

Annette Bening laughed just as hard when it was her turn (husband Warren Beatty was laughing as well), but Angelina Jolie seemed less amused than husband Brad Pitt. Anne Hathaway looked slightly embarrassed, while Emma Stone (Easy A) looked afraid of what was coming.

Who could blame her?

So, was Robert Downey Jr. witty and funny? Or was he just providing an extra serving of the 2011 Golden Globes' tacky, tasteless, and hugely smug undertones?

Robert Downey Jr. Oscar nominations, Golden Globe wins

Robert Downey Jr. has been nominated for two Academy Awards:

  • Best Actor for Richard Attenborough's Chaplin (1992), in which he plays Charles Chaplin.
    Winner: Al Pacino for Scent of a Woman.
  • Best Supporting Actor for Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder (2008).
    Winner: Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight.

Besides, Robert Downey Jr. has been nominated for four Golden Globes, winning twice – in addition to a special ensemble award. He won Globe statuettes for the following:

  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes (2009).
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie for Ally McBeal (2000).
  • Special Award for being a part of Robert Altman's Short Cuts (1993) ensemble, along with Andie MacDowell, Matthew Modine, Bruce Davison, Julianne Moore, Jack Lemmon, Madeleine Stowe, Anne Archer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and about two dozen other actors.
Emma Stone Golden Globes Best Actress nomineeEmma Stone: Golden Globes Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical nominee.

Emma Stone: Golden Globes Best Actress nomination

Emma Stone was a nominee in the 2011 Golden Globes' Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical category for her performance in the teen comedy Easy A, a reworking of Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter – previous versions of the story had starred, among others, Lillian Gish (1926), Colleen Moore (1934), and Demi Moore (1995). Easy A won the Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy, but it failed to get a Golden Globe nomination.

The Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Golden Globe winner was Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo.

The Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical was Bening, who plays a lesbian mother in the comedy-drama also featuring Mia Wasikowska and Josh Hutcherson.

Emma Stone Best Actress competitors

Besides Annette Bening, Emma Stone's Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical competitors – and, however willing, victims of Robert Downey Jr.'s hugely self-satisfied and more than mildly tacky presentation – were:

  • Julianne Moore for The Kids Are All Right.
  • Anne Hathaway for Love & Other Drugs.
  • Angelina Jolie for The Tourist.

Emma Stone movies

Emma Stone (born Nov. 6, 1988, in Scottsdale, Arizona) has been featured in ten motion pictures in the last seven years or so. Notable titles include:

  • Easy A (2010).
    Dir.: Will Gluck.
    Cast: Emma Stone. Penn Badgley. Amanda Byrnes. Dan Byrd. Thomas Haden Church. Patricia Clarkson. Cam Gigandet. Lisa Kudrow. Malcolm McDowell. Stanley Tucci. Aly Michalka.
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009).
    Dir.: Mark Waters.
    Cast: Matthew McConaughey. Jennifer Garner. Michael Douglas. Breckin Meyer. Lacey Chabert. Robert Forster. Anne Archer. Emma Stone. Daniel Sunjata.
  • Zombieland (2009).
    Dir.: Ruben Fleischer.
    Cast: Woody Harrelson. Jesse Eisenberg. Emma Stone. Abigail Breslin. Amber Heard. Bill Murray. Derek Graf.

Emma Stone photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Julianne Moore, Bart Freundlich

Julianne Moore and Bart Freundlich on the Golden Globes Red Carpet. Moore was nominated in the Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical category for her performance as Annette Bening's wife in Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right. Bening, who also won the New York Film Critics Award, was the winner in that category.

Both Moore and Bening are potential nominees for this year's Oscars, though most of the awards-season buzz has centered on Annette Bening's performance. Moore has been nominated for four Academy Awards: supporting in Boogie Nights (1997), lead in The End of the Affair (1999), supporting in The Hours (2002), and lead in Far from Heaven (2002).

Photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Amy Adams, Darren Le Gallo

Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo at the 2011 Golden Globes ceremony held Sunday evening at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Adams was a Best Supporting Actress nominee for David O. Russell's boxing drama The Fighter, which stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and fellow nominee Melissa Leo. Leo was the winner in that category. Bale was the Best Supporting Actor winner.

Both Adams and Leo are expected to receive Academy Award nominations this year. Leo seems to be the favorite to win the Oscar, as she has also won numerous critics' awards including the Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Awards last Friday. Adams has been nominated for two Best Supporting Actress Oscars: Junebug (2005) and Doubt (2008).

Photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Melissa Leo

Melissa Leo arrives at the Golden Globes 2011 ceremony, hosted by Ricky Gervais. Leo won the Best Supporting Actress Award for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter, which also earned Christian Bale the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe. Others in Fighter cast are Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams.

Leo's awards-season speeches have garnered about as much praise as her performance in The Fighter. A couple of other Melissa Leo movies in 2010 were Welcome to the Rileys, with Kristen Stewart and James Gandolfini, and Conviction, with Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. Melissa Leo will (probably) next be seen in Michael J. Narvaez's Lost Revolution.

Photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Melissa Leo, Christian Bale, The Fighter

Whether she'll win for her performance in David O. Russell's The Fighter or for her unaffected, entertaining, underdogish acceptance speeches in pre-Oscar shows such as the Critics' Choice Awards and the Golden Globes, Melissa Leo is now the odds-on favorite to take home the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.

It's a good thing most people don't pay much attention to what screenwriters have to say when they accept awards. Else, The Social Network's Aaron Sorkin might be in big trouble at the Oscars. Sorkin was the very opposite of Melissa Leo on stage. Oh, but Academy voters don't really vote for the screenwriter; on the ballot, they vote for the screenplay itself. Lucky Sorkin.

Robert De Niro receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award from Matt Damon. De Niro is the respected star of Taxi Driver, The Deer Hunter, Raging Bull, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, and Little Fockers. De Niro's speech included jokes about the latest critically panned Fockers, in addition to jabs at the much-maligned Hollywood Foreign Press Association (posing for photos with them).

Photo: Paramount Pictures.

Diane Warren

Diane Warren was the 2011 Golden Globe winner for the song “You Haven't Seen the Last of Me,” sung by Cher in Burlesque. Steve Antin's campy musical co-stars Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, and Cam Gigandet. In addition to its Best Song nod, Burlesque earned (an eye-brow raising) nomination for Best Comedy or Musical of 2010.

In her acceptance speech, Warren thanked Cher for fighting to have the song incorporated into the film and then fighting to keep the song in the movie. Warren had been previously nominated for Golden Globes for her songs in Pearl Harbor (2001), Up Close & Personal (1996) and a couple of others. Burlesque was her first win.

Diane Warren photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Diane Warren, Jennifer Lopez, Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Lopez present Diane Warren with the Golden Globe for Best Original Song - Motion Picture. The winner was Warren's “You Haven't Seen the Last of Me” from Steve Antin's musical Burlesque, starring Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, and Twilight's Cam Gigandet.

Burlesque caused quite a sensation when it was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Picture - Comedy or Musical category. Considering that the film itself was shortlisted, some were surprised that Cher didn't get a Best Actress nomination as well. In her acceptance speech, Warren thanked Cher for her efforts in keeping the winning song in the film.

Photo: © HFPA / Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

 

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  1. Steve Giuliano

    In Watching Golden Globes I thought the most beautiful women i saw was EMMA STONE.