Well, to be fair, she didn’t attend the most glamourous, mother of all award ceremonies to be schooled after all. Tina Fey, the “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” star, confessed to Howard Stern that she was totally unhappy with the politicised acceptance speeches given by award winners at the 88th Academy Awards in LA.
Tina Fey was in a radio interview on Tuesday with Howard Stern on the “Stern Show” in New York when she gave her account of the most glamourous evening. The Howard Stern website reveals that the star felt that everyone was shouting about a range of issues including racism, rape, assault, greed, and climate change on the night. She thought that this over-the-top concern and vocalisation about the causes made the Oscars very pretentious.
“I was like, ‘Guys, pick a lane. Like we’re going to fix everything tonight.’ And also, like, ‘You’re all rich. Why are you yelling at me about corporate greed?’” she opined. According to Today.com, the actress revealed that she was more than happy to be living in New York city. “I’m so glad I live here [in New York City], because halfway through [the Oscars], I was like, ‘This is some real Hollywood bulls—.’ “Everyone’s telling me what to do. People are yelling at me about rape and corporate greed, but really, it’s climate change,” she said.
So is there anything that she loved about the awards ceremony? Fey reveals that while she did not have a problem with DiCaprio’s speech about climate change, it was Chris Rock’s monologue that won her over. “I thought his monologue was fantastic. That’s the tricky thing about shows like that – you don’t get a dress rehearsal. You don’t get that opportunity,” she said, states Howard Stern’s website.
Another person who impressed Fey was first time Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio, reveals Daily Mail. Fey was amazed with DiCaprio’s acceptance speech, which focused on climate change. “I always am psyched when someone is articulate with those things because, let’s face it, actors are very stupid.’ ‘But he’s so smart and his speech was so cogent,’” she said.