Host of the Critics’ Choice Awards, Chelsea Handler, did not hold back when it came to roasting her showbiz peers last night.
I’m just happy to be here tonight supporting the critics’ right to choose. At least someone still has a choice. Unless they’re a female critic and then it depends on what state they live in.”
On bad behavior at work,
In Tár, Cate [Blanchett] portrayed an iconic lesbian whose career is upended by her toxic behavior…
and she didn’t even have to host her own daytime talk show.”
Handler got applause from Billy Eichner joking that it was a
breakout year for queer cinema, with movies like Bros, Fire Island, and Top Gun: Maverick.”
On Hollywood sexism,
I don’t want to say that studios treat male and female directors differently, but James Cameron was given a budget of $350 million [for Avatar: The Way of Water] and Sarah Polley had to film Women Talking in a barn.”
On eating out,
The cast of The Bear is here. Awesome show. They showed us how grueling and hellish and absolutely miserable working in the restaurant industry can be
…and they didn’t even have to wait on James Corden.”
And finally, Handler on the
nonsense recently about Jews running Hollywood.
I would like to say, as a Jewish woman, so what if they do? Who cares?
The French run bakeries, Italians run the Mafia and Swedish people run Ikea.
Stay in your lane!”
(Photo, screen grab; via The Daily Beast)