At the 27th Annual Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday, Seth Rogen might have well sold tickets because he was the most hilarious part of the whole evening. The “50/50” star brought down the house during his awards-show hosting debut. He had profanity laced diatribes ranging from Brett Ratner, Mel Gibson and the Grammys.
About Ratner Rogen joked,
“The best thing to come of awards season is we learned what a horrible bigot Brett Ratner is,”
He then went on to ponder openly whether he would have been a better fit for being a producer of the Grammy Awards.
Rogen then took aim at musician Chris Brown, who is universally despised for the way he treated Rihanna. He said to the crowd,
“At the Grammys, you can literally beat the shit out of a nominee and be asked to perform twice,”
In case anyone had forgotten, the Grammy Awards came under heavy fire two weeks ago for letting Brown perform twice even though just three years ago he was arrested for beating up his then girlfriend.
Discussing the year’s Spirit Award nominees, Rogen was just as quick-witted. He joked that “Drive” was a silent film, before commenting on the villains in Nicolas Winding Refn’s moody noir, played by Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman.
“‘Drive’ made Jews so scary I thought Mel Gibson directed it,” he said.
Rogen saved his best one liner for the film “The Artist” which had won for Independent Spirit Awards including Best Picture.
“I thought we created the whole foreign film category to stop this shit from happening.”
Did you catch Seth Rogen‘s rant at the Independent Spirit Awards?