Mariah Carey's odd acceptance speech
- January 6, 2010 2:12 PM |
- By Arts Online
Singer-actress Mariah Carey arrives at the 2010 Palm Springs International Film Festival gala in California. (Alexandra Wyman/PSIFF/Getty Images)
As we head into movie award season, there's a lot of buzz about the film Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Many are predicting that the harrowing drama will pick up a nomination in the Academy Awards' newly-expanded Best Picture category, and stars Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique look like shoo-ins for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Oscar nods. Based on the movie's grim subject matter, we're steeling ourselves for some fairly heavy acceptance speeches.
So we were a bit surprised by Mariah Carey's reaction last night when she received a prize for best breakthrough performance at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Her "speech" (for lack of a better word) lacked a certain... er... gravitas. See for yourself:
Wonder what... uh... inspired that performance. Any thoughts, readers?
UPDATE (Jan. 7): In an interview during Wednesday night's People's Choice Awards (where she was named Favourite R&B Artist) Mariah explains what the heck was goin' on down in Palm Springs.
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