Ben Affleck references full frontal scene during his HFAs speech: humblebrag?

Ben Affleck accepted the top prize at last night’s Hollywood Film Awards, The Hollywood Film Award. (That is not a typo.) It went to Gone Girl, and since director David Fincher wasn’t there, Affleck accepted the award. Affleck thanked a few people and then gave an anecdote about Fincher tricking him into doing full frontal during a shower scene. (I’ve seen it, you barely catch a side glimpse.) Then he said that it was cold at the time, which sounded like a humblebrag to me because everyone has been talking about how well endowed Affleck is. Overall Ben’s speech was pretty humorous and he made a few good jokes. He’s really getting the hang of this. Here’s some of what he said and the video is above.

I would like to thank David for the way he treated me. In particular we had a shower scene in the movie and David assured me, because trust is essential with directors and actors ‘listen, if we tilt down we’ll never go far enough to see anything.’ So thank you, David, and I’d like to thank you for keeping the set cool, because if you’re gonna have one chance for America to see your junk, you want it to be cold. It’s a real gift.

Hope you don’t think it presumptuous that I wrote something. When they told me there were no other nominees I felt cautiously optimistic.

David would not do this for sure, but I want to thank the studio. By the way, David couldn’t be here tonight because he’s still shooting the movie… ‘one or two more takes, we’re going to have it’…

David’s a gruff guy and he’s a little bit cranky and serious but by the end of the 120 days of shooting I got David to promise me that if Brad Pitt’s not available, I can read for his next movie.

That was funny, you could tell that he practiced and was in his stride. I’m surprised that Gone Girl took home the best picture. From what I’ve read it’s still iffy whether it will even be nominated in the best picture category for the Academy Awards. The HFAs have never been televised before now, though, and it’s just the start of the awards season. There is plenty more to come.

Gone Girl also won the Hollywood Screenwriter Award, which went to Gillian Flynn. I didn’t realize that Flynn also wrote the screenplay but she did and she thanked Fincher for having the faith in her to let her write the screenplay. When she first got onstage Flynn made a joke about trying to walk in high heels. “Do not put a writer in high heels and set her up on some stairs after an open bar.” Here’s a link to her speech. I liked her strapless dress with the sheer skirt, she looked elegant but comfortable.

Here are some more photos of the Gone Girl cast at the HFAs including Kim Dickens in Lorena Sarbu, Missi Pyle in a cheap looking shift dress, and Emily Ratajkowski in a Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit vamping it up as usual.

18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards

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18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards - Arrivals

The Hollywood Film Awards 2014

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  1. Dara says:

    Am I really the first one to comment? In that case, I’ll profess my undying affection for Ben Affleck.

    Oh, and what the *bleep* is that Emily Ratatouille girl doing with her face?

    • Bobby says:

      I don’t fancy Affleck usually but I thought this was terribly funny, entertaining, and unforced. That Emily girl- man, she barely had a part in the movie- she really doesn’t need to be pimping herself out at every opportunity for GG.

    • Someonestolemyname1 says:

      Ben looks so Handsome, wooo.

  2. seese says:

    where was jen?

  3. kennedy says:

    Rosamund Pike is a slam dunk nominee for Best Actress. I think it will be nominated for Best Picture but maybe not Best Director. Flynn is more than likely in for Best Adapted Screenplay. It will probably earn a few tech noms including score and production design. Editing, too.

    Also, I have to LOL at that Blurred Lines video girl showing up to the show. Kim Dickens was a pivotal part of the film and her performance is outstanding. But Blurred Lines girl barely registered (other than her chest). Sit down, girl.

    • Someonestolemyname1 says:

      Emily sweetie ,you are an attractive woman, PLEASE get a stylist and stay out of Fredrick’s of Hollywood distcontinued items.

    • lucy2 says:

      Kim and Rosamund were the best performances in the film, I thought they were both great and would love to see them get nominated. I think it may get a Best Picture, given the director, and the popularity of the film it might get enough votes to make the list.
      That Emily girl is trying hard to capitalize on her kind of minor role.

  4. Jen says:

    I think Rosamund Pike is a lock for Best Actress, too bad she wasn’t there to represent HER movie… This will probably be the last time you see Ben accepting an award this season, other than maybe a Best Picture nomination at the Golden Globes, I’ d say Gone Girl won’t be seeing much air time at any more awards ceremonies particularly the one’s that count.
    On another note, I found it interesting that Ben forgot Emily R’s name when mentioning the cast, even though he was reading them off his note, he forgot NPH too, but even Ben acknowledges what little the Blurred Lines model had to do with the film, other than what she provided him personally.

    • Felice says:

      Her screen time was 10 minutes. I don’t get why anyone would still be interested in her…oh wait…

  5. sarah says:

    Ben was really charming, funny, & best of all not drunk or high. Thank you for being sober & professional!!

  6. Lena says:

    Nobody seems to have mentioned that of all the people on the show last night, he was the only one (that I saw) that let you in on the farce that the whole “Hollywood Film Awards” are.

  7. bettyrose says:

    I sat pretty close to the super high def screen and didn’t see much in that scene. Other than his chiseled bod, I mean. DA-YUM.

  8. Jayna says:

    Ben is always funny and charming. I loved some masters award show for Matt Damon years back, which ended up being kind of a roast where he was praised but friends made a few jokes about him. Ben had not made his huge comeback yet. He maybe had directed his first movie, maybe not, but he got up to give the award and made fun of himself and his movies and then jokingly compared it to Matt’s career, and I was so impressed that he could do that and brag on his friend, Matt, and his great body of work and be so happy for him while his was so uncertain on the climb back up. But Matt got up to accept and was even funnier than all that had gotten up before him and made some funny jokes about Ben..

  9. SkinnyFatHunnam says:

    I am so sick of Ben Affleck and his penis.

  10. Someonestolemyname1 says:

    He’s witty. Love him.
    He looks so fine.

  11. Mel says:

    All the female actors in this film (except Emily…hah!) were exceptional. From Rosamund to Carrie Coon to Kim Dickens (who could pass for Amy Adams’ sister) to Missi Pyle to Casey Wilson. Heck, even Sela Ward in her cameo was riveting. And that girl who played Greta was perfect. They deserve some sort of ensemble award this awards’ season.

    The males were not bad either (Ben did his best work yet, and Tyler Perry was charming in that role), but I felt the female actors elevated this film exponentially.