Worst: Sean Penn's 'Green Card' Joke
Finally, it was time for the Best Picture award to be announced, and out strode Sean Penn, sporting a dashing silver-fox 'do. (We can only assume he's been cast to play the lead role in The John Slattery Story.) Once he opened the envelope, he named the winner, Birdman — but not before rhetorically asking, in reference to the film's director Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Who gave this son of a bitch a green card?" People might have forgotten that the two worked together before, way back in 2003 on 21 Grams, and the director later said backstage that he thought Penn's joke was "hilarious." But it undoubtedly left a sour taste in one's mouth, and you didn't need to take your outrage out on Twitter to have found the crack just south of good taste.