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The bear’s brutal and gory assault on Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant might have been hard to watch onscreen, but it became a strong punchline at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill poked fun at the scene in which a mother grizzly bear attacks DiCaprio’s Hugh Glass in an attempt to protect her cubs.
Introducing the first award of the night, Hill came onstage with a bear hat and spoke as the bear with a couple of censored F-bombs. “I’ve notoriously done zero press for the film,” he said to audience laughter. “I’m a Daniel Day-[Lewis] or Tom Hardy type of actor who doesn’t like my face out there very much.”
Before presenting the award for best supporting actress in a film, Hill thanked DiCaprio and director Alejandro G. Inarritu for the opportunity. “I’m a 2-year-old bear from the Sierra Mountains, you know,” he joked. “You took a chance on me and honestly, I don’t forget it!” However, Hill did say of not being nominated, “You gave it to the lead actor and the supporting actor is just sitting there in the background.”
Tatum also asked Hill about working with DiCaprio — “What did he taste like?” — and about the green ribbon he was wearing on his suit. Apparently, it was for “honey awareness. … I just love f—ing honey,” said Hill, who also complimented Tatum on his “Magical Mike” film.
Just before announcing the winner, Hill said, “I would just like to add, there’s a few studio heads that I would like to take a swipe at.” He quickly corrected, “I’m just kidding — I am a bear, though. You have to keep that in mind!”
The bear attack scene in The Revenant was initially mistaken as one of sexual assault. The rumor set the Internet ablaze shortly after the film was initially screened for critics. “There is clearly no rape scene with a bear,” a Fox spokesperson said when the controversy first erupted.
The Revenant collected three Golden Globes throughout the evening, including best drama film, best actor (DiCaprio) and best director (Inarritu). It nabbed four total nominations, the one loss being for best score (Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto).
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