Although we already nominated Tom Hanks‘ moustache as our favorite thing about last night’s excruciatingly boring Primetime Emmy Awards, we think Julianne Moore deserves a nod for most awesome acceptance speech. When the absurdly beautiful and talented Moore took the stage to accept her award for Outstanding Actress–for her portrayal of onetime GOP vice presidential hopeful turned talking head pariah Sarah Palin in the HBO movie Game Change–she opened by announcing:
“I feel so validated since Sarah Palin gave me a big thumbs down.”
Moore accompanied the statement with a giant shit-eating grin and a thumbs down. She later clarified backstage that Game Change “isn’t as much about Palin as the political process and in an election year, this was an examination of how we pick our leaders.” Palin apparently called the movie “false” and said she didn’t intend to see it.
Fox News referred to Moore’s move as “[using her] moment in the limelight to for [sic] personal political commentary.” First of all, there has got to be a viable “puppy face” emoticon. Second of all, we’re not entirely sure what personal political commentary is reflected in “the person I portrayed didn’t like my portrayal” but Moore sure looked great doing it.