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Video: Johnny Depp Gives Weird Drunk Speech At Hollywood Film Awards

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At the Hollywood Film Awards (Getty Images)
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Last night, the Hollywood Film Awards had its first televised ceremony—and Johnny Depp did his duty to make sure everyone would be talking about it today. Because he was totally drunk while presenting a documentary award. Just watch:

Depp was staggering, commenting, "That's the weirdest mic I've ever seen in my life. I mean right?" He ignored the Teleprompter to ramble a bit and then when he went back to it, he peered at it, "What does that say?" and then swore. That's when CBS cut him off.

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Variety wrote, "[T]he most burning question being asked before the show was televised for the first time: How big of a train wreck would the show be? Well, it was pretty shocking."

Clearly, nobody took things seriously. How can you, when the “breakout performance” winner was Shailene Woodley, an actress who clearly broke out with 2011’s “The Descendants”? Or when Ben Affleck accepts the best picture award for “Gone Girl”—a film that might not even score an Oscar nom—by quipping, “I was told there were no other nominees, so I was cautiously optimistic.

The LA Times pointed out, "The Hollywood Film Awards have long enjoyed a wink-wink relationship with movie studios and A-list talent. Honors have often been given to movies sight-unseen. And the selection process could be charitably described as 'vague,' with the primary criteria being the winners' promise to attend the ceremony." In other words... free booze?