Rosie O'Donnell Jabs Film Critics at National Board of Review Awards: Slams Lars von Trier and Woody Allen
Comedian and button pusher Rosie O’Donnell livened up the National Society of Film Critics Awards when she took the stage to present an award for the documentary Crime After Crime and launched into a scathing comic monologue attacking the Film Critics Society for choosing Lars von Trier’s Melancholia as best picture.
Comedian and button pusher Rosie O’Donnell livened up the National Board of Review Awards when she took the stage to present an award for the documentary Crime After Crime and launched into a scathing comic monologue attacking the film critics for choosing Lars von Trier’s Melancholia as best picture, according to IndieWire.
Last spring the Danish director von Trier created a firestorm during a press conference at Cannes, where he stated that he could sympathize with Hitler, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
O’Donnell, who’s never been one to edit herself, riffed on von Trier and the apocalyptic Melancholia saying, “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.”
The comic went on about von Trier, throwing Midnight in Paris director Woody Allen – whose relationship with his adopted daughter has long vexed the public—into the mix.
“I’m happy to hear that Lars von Trier is not here today,” O’Donnell said. “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?"
But O’Donnell didn’t stop there. She went on to bite the hand that invited her there –Ricky Gervais Golden Globes style—by tearing into the event itself.
"I’m so happy that they were talking about the shit on the tables,” O’Donnell said. “Because I’ve learned there are no gift bags, it’s gonna be a fucking free-for-all... this is one crazy-ass black-tie dinner."
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