Wednesday 20 November 2019

Most awkward moment of Golden Globes 2015? The award goes to Jeremy Renner...

The star of The Hurt Locker and The Bourne Legacy presented the award for Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie alongside the actress and singer
The star of The Hurt Locker and The Bourne Legacy presented the award for Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie alongside the actress and singer

Kiran Moodley

Seemingly missing Ricky Gervais' cringeworthy moments of yesteryear, Jeremy Renner took on the mantle of "the night's most awkward comment" at this year's Golden Globes.

The star of The Hurt Locker and The Bourne Legacy presented the award for Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie alongside Jennifer Lopez, whose revealing dress had already made headlines on television and Twitter earlier on the Red Carpet.

Renner asks Lopez to open the envelope to reveal the winner (which went to Billy Bob Thornton for Fargo) with Lopez responding, "You want me to do it? I have the nails."

Renner then glances down and quips, "You got the globes too", gesturing towards Lopez's deep V-neck dress.

Lopez takes the comment well, laughing and then simply shrugging the joke off. The audience reaction, however, is "majority groan".

Viewers instantly took to Twitter to criticise Renner's remark.

Golden Globes 2015: Actress Jessica Chastain adds a touch of elegance to this sexy dress.
Golden Globes 2015: Actress Jessica Chastain adds a touch of elegance to this sexy dress.
Golden Globes 2015: Actress Sienna Miller's Miu Miu dress is to die for. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones may have been likened to the salsa dancer emoji, but pre-smartphone, this would be considered a 10/10. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: Actress Emma Stone's Lanvin jumpsuit is all sorts of perfection. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: Actress Reese Witherspoon's Calvin Klein number is the epitome of understated elegance. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: Newly blonde Camila Alves is pretty in pink in Monique Lhuillier. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez is the eternal bombshell in this Grecian style Zuhair Murad dress. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: Model Chrissy Teigen wears designer of the night Zuhair Murad's signature sheer lace. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: Actress Anna Faris is a vision in Reem Acra. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: Amal Clooney is swamped by this black Dior gown and the white gloves might deserve a valiant effort, but looked out of place. Verdict: MISS.
Golden Globes 2015: Why did Lana Del Rey think any of this was a good look? Verdict: MISS.
Golden Globes 2015: Yes, Kate Hudson got all the headlines this morning, but the price was losing major fashion kudos to one of Hollywood's most naturally stylish women. Verdict: MISS.
Golden Globes 2015: Lupita Nyong'o was the red carpet rising star during Awards Season last year. She's a girl who knows to dress better than most. But this does nothing for her. Verdict: MISS.
Golden Globes 2015: Julia Louis Dreyfus is a red carpet regular and absolutely nailed it with this white Narciso Rodriguez gown. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: This should have been Rosamund Pike's shining moment, but this dress just makes me sad. Verdict: MISS.
Golden Globes 2015: It seems Amy Adams doesn't know how to dress any other way than sheer perfection. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: Jennifer Aniston knows what works for her and another black dress mightn't be very exciting, but it's GORGEOUS. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: GOOP might have skipped the red carpet, but she still nailed in with this baby pink dress presenting an award. Verdict: HIT.
Golden Globes 2015: This shiny dress is a very, very rare miss for Kerry Washington. Verdict: MISS.
Golden Globes 2015: Sure, Tina Fey is too busy being an amazing host to nail it on the red carpet every time, but she could have gone out with a bang this year...and didn't. MISS.

The joke evidently didn't sit well on a night when the hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, made many references to Hollywood's "gender issues" ("Boyhood proves there are still great roles for women over 40, as long as you get hired when you're under 40".) Furthermore, Maggie Gyllenhaal used her acceptance speech to celebrate the wealth of "actual women" cast in roles on screen.

On Monday morning, Renner took to his own Twitter account to respond to the criticism, calling on people to not take his remark seriously and calling Lopez a "gem".

(Independent.co.uk)

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