BEST: Billy Bob Thornton's Brevity
You can't fault awards-show attendees for wanting/needing to acknowledge the complicated, un-red-carpeted world beyond the walls of the Beverly Hilton — but you can sometimes hear their speechifying as a whole lotta sanctimonious hooey. Bless Thornton for summarizing thusly: "These days you can say anything in the world and get in trouble." He could be talking about Charlie Hebdo, or he could be talking about the frisson of internet outrage that greets almost everything that happens anywhere. Hell, he could be talking about Angelina Jolie. But this speech was mercifully brief and oddly forceful.