Salma Hayek and Paul Rudd won’t be getting any awards for smooth presentations. The two stars got caught in an moment during a technical glitch at the 70th annual Golden Globes.
The two were tasked with handing out the award for best actor in a TV series.
The “Savages” star introduced the nominees, including Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad” and Damian Lewis for “Homeland,” saying, “They drink, they do drugs, they like they have a huge ego, and they are not to be trusted.”
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Paul Rudd chimed in, “But uh, that’s just their agents.” Boom! Except…silence. The zing of that line went totally bust. Memo to the Golden Globe writers: Agent jokes apparently don’t play well with this crowd.
But a bad joke goes over better than no lines at all. As the camera came back to the pair, who were then to read off the nominees for best TV drama, the two simply looked confused, and said nothing as the teleprompter failed to roll.
Finally Rudd, with a glance off-stage -- perhaps thinking he could just make a run for it -- resorted to improv to kill time: "Hello, how’s everyone doing." Again, not much love from the audience. Where are hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler when you need them?
“ Ok,” pipes up Hayek, “Something about the best, uh…”
Luckily, the video introducing the nominees of the best TV dramas begin to roll. Rudd finally found his lines by the time he announced “and the Golden Globe goes to…”
That’s right, even when the presenters flub, the show must go on.