"Hey, I'm talking to you..."
Morgan Freeman has confirmed that it was Lily Tomlin that he interrupted his acceptance speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday night (January 21) for.
The 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony, which is widely viewed as a strong indicator of who will win at the Academy Awards, was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Freeman picked up the Life Achievement award on the night and appeared disgruntled by one audience member during his speech.
“Hey, I’m talking to you… hey, you,” he was heard saying to one member of the audience, adding: “Okay, well you just stand out, that’s all.”
A journalist at the ceremony had speculated that “someone was talking or texting” during Freeman’s speech.
Now, Freeman has confirmed that he was addressing Grace and Frankie star Tomlin – although it’s not known whether she was talking or not at the time.
“Yeah. That was Lily Tomlin,” he said after the event. “She’s a wonder in herself and I’ve always loved her. I see her, I say hello.”
See the moment in the clip below.
Last night’s SAG Awards saw Gary Oldman pick up Best Actor for his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
But it was Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri that proved to be the biggest success of the night – with Martin McDonagh’s pitch black comedy picking up a total of three awards on a night when the major accolades were presented by an all-female line up.
Along with a Best Actress award for Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell bagged the Best Supporting Actor gong for his role as a racist cop.