Golden Globe Awards host Ricky Gervais may have made some rather controversial jokes during his opening monologue, but it was Quentin Tarantino who angered the audience with his drunken flub during the event.
The renowned writer-director, with his shirt un-tucked and hands waving around wildly, accepted a Golden Globe for Best Original Score on behalf of Hateful Eight composer Ennio Morricon.
Acting like a drunk uncle at a family gathering, Tarantino loudly praised the legendary musician and somehow managed to use the word “ghetto” while admiring his supposedly favorite composer.
“But when I say favorite composer,” Tarantino said, “I don't mean movie composer, that ghetto. I'm talking about Mozart. I'm talking about Beethoven. I'm talking about Schubert.”
His choice of words made a lot of people uncomfortable, including the presenter Jamie Foxx, sending the Internet into outrage as soon the words left the director’s mouth.
Quentin Tarantino will probably deservingly get dragged a little for that 'ghetto' comment... #GoldenGlobes— Chris Witherspoon (@WitherspoonC) January 11, 2016
Tarantino will regret the "ghetto" comment when the alcohol wears off. #GoldenGlobes— Monica Watson (@monicakwatson) January 11, 2016
Quentin Tarantino pitching a movie: "Imagine a violent world" *execs nod* "And the n word is BACK ON THE MENU" *execs stand and applaud*— Dan Sheehan (@ItsDanSheehan) January 11, 2016
As if to make things worse, the actor then proceeded to add that 87-year-old Italian legend has “never won an award for any individual movie” at an awards show in the United States. Well, it looks like Tarantino needs to catch up on Morricone, who has in fact won several awards in the U.S. – including two Golden Globes for The Legend of 1900 in 2000 and The Mission in 1987.
He also won an honorary Oscar in 2007, but who’s counting, right?
Fun fact: Ennio Morricone has won an AFI award, three #goldenglobes, two Grammys and three ASCAP awards. Try again, Quentin.— Daniel M. Jimenez (@DMJreports) January 11, 2016
For the record, Ennio Morricone won an honorary Academy Award in 2007. He also has won two previous GGs for The Mission and Legend of 1900.— Josh Rottenberg (@joshrottenberg) January 11, 2016
Watch Tarantino’s cringe-worthy gaffe in the video above.