The Cecil B. DeMille Award is the most prestigious honor the Golden Globes has to offer, and this year it went to Hollywood icon Woody Allen. Only Woody didn’t show up, so Diane Keaton accepted in his stead — and stunned the audience silent with her F-bomb and music-filled speech.
Diane Keaton Accepts Golden Globe For Woody Allen
It’s no surprise that Woody was honored at the Golden Globes, but his absence from the show was a bit suspect — apparently awards shows just aren’t his thing. Luckily, Diane took everybody’s mind off of all that when she showed up on stage in a gorgeous tux and celebrated her Annie Hall buddy’s career.
“I think it’s safe to say that Woody Allen is an anomaly,” she said. “He’s made 74 movies in 48 years. He’s directed them, he’s starred in them, he’s produced them and of course, he’s written them. He’s written all of them, every one.”
Quite an accomplishment! Diane then went on to celebrate the iconic female characters that Woody has created.
“The feature, for me anyway, that sets Woody’s writing apart are the voices of four decades of unforgettable female characters,” she said. “179 of the world’s most captivating actresses have appeared in Woody’s films. And the reason is that they wanted to. Woody’s women can’t be compartmentalized… They’re the hallmark of Woody’s work.”
Diane Keaton Sings & Swears At The Golden Globes
Of course, the real story was how weird things got with Diane at the end of the presentation. The show cut her off so we’ll never truly know how many F-bombs she dropped (that is, until someone who was at the show spills tomorrow) but judging from that long pause, it was a lot.
Then things got delightfully weirder, when Diane started singing the Girl Scout staple “Make New Friends (But Keep the Old)” for no real reason other than the fact that Woody is her old friend. It was marvelous.
What did you think of Diane’s speech, HollywoodLifers?
— Shaunna Murphy