Seems everyone was on their crazy pills this week. Contrarian critic Armond White classed up the New York Film Critic’s Circle Awards by heckling the celebs in attendance. How this guy keeps getting taken seriously or invited anywhere is beyond us. But he wasn’t the only one being determinedly classless during the awards season.
The always graceful Rosie O’Donnell was in attendance at the National Board Of Review gala last night, where she presented NBR Freedom of Expression Award to the documentary “Crime After Crime.” She then took hold of her constitutional right and went forth and trashed the winners and nominees, in a pretty no holds barred bit of dramatics, according to IndieWire.
For “Melancholia,” which earned the NBR’s Best Picture honor, she said, “If I had the choice between giving birth to a flaming child on the floor of an igloo, or watching that film again, I would choose the birth of my child.” A very picturesque image. But she didn’t stop there.
“I’m happy to hear that Lars von Trier is not here today. He’s from Denmark. Fuck it, I don’t know where that country is, I’ll never look for him, or Woody Allen. Pedophile? Who’s to say?” she continued in a tirade that also included her disappointment that there were no gift bags at the “crazy-ass black-tie dinner.”
No official statement yet from the folks at the NBR with their thoughts on the evening, but we presume O’Donnell will be persona non grata at the event for the foreseeable future.