Madonna beat out Elton John to win the Golden Globe for Best Original Song last night, and, naturally, she used her acceptance speech as a chance to thank herself for being so wonderful. She spoke for less than 2 minutes, and 26 of the 204 words she used were some version of “I” or “me”.
0 of the words she used were some version of “we” or “our”.
This did not go unnoticed by the crowd who sat in silence every time she tried to be cute, or by Elton Johns husband David Furnish, who went on his Facebook and wrote:
“Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!”
“Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism.”
But it was all worth it to hear Madonna tell the crazy story about how the song got made. First someone suggested she do it, and then she did it. What a wild ride! Only in Hollywood, you guys!
MADONNAS GOLDEN GLOBE ACCEPTANCE SPEECH:
This is a surprise.
Um, umm, um… I’m not French I have no excuse. Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press for this acknowledgment.
I need to thank my co-writers; Jimmy Harry and Julie Frost. My co-producer, William Orbit, um, who is not here, who I adore, whom I adore.
I would also like to thank my manager, Guy Oseary, who I spend most of my time beating up on. But seriously, he harangued me for the entire time I was filming and editing my movie to write a song for the film and I said, ‘please Guy I’m trying to focus on being a director and I want people to pay attention to the film, and I don’t have time.’ So then I finished the film and I started making my record and somehow, magically, and miraculously, the song emerged; ‘Masterpiece’. So, um, thank you Guy Oseary, for being so irritating.
Of course I must thank my beautiful leading lady Andrea Riseborough who is sitting right in front of me, because truly her performance in my film is a masterpiece, and thank you so much.
Finally I’d like to thank Harvey Weinstein, the Punisher, that’s his nickname, the Punisher, yes, for believing in my film. Thank you Harvey.”