While the Twitterverse was all aflutter over the fact that Trent Reznor wasn't bestowed with a trophy for Best Original Score for his work on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Sunday night's Golden Globes ceremony was a successful night for another musician: Madonna. The pop-diva superstar took the top honor for Best Original Song for W.E's ballad 'Masterpiece,' beating out Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, Elton John and Mary J. Blige, among others.
It was the second Globe for the velociraptor-esque singer, who won Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for 'Evita' in 1997. In related news, I really must find out what they were smoking in 1997.
During her acceptance speech, Madonna thanked her long-time manager Guy Oseary and studio boss Harvey Weinstein, whom she described as "the punisher". The singer, who releases her new album M.D.N.A later this year, was the target of host Ricky Gervais' "Just like a virgin" mocking earlier in the night, but Madonna hit back directly: "If I'm still just like a virgin, Ricky. Then why don't you come over here and do something about it. I haven't kissed a girl in a few years. On TV".
The winning 'Masterpiece' ballad was co-written by James Harry, and included on the soundtrack to W.E, which tells the story of King Edward Viii and his relationship with socialite Wallis Simpson.
In related catty news, Elton John's husband David Furnish verbally attacked Madonna for her ‘embarrassing’ speech after winning Best Original Song, something Elton had said she "doesn't have a chance in hell" of winning just minutes earlier on the red carpet.
“Madonna. Best song???? F**k off!!!" he wrote on Facebook immediately after the announcement. “Madonna winning Best Original Song truly shows how these awards have nothing to do with merit. Her acceptance speech was embarrassing in its narcissism.”
The Material Girl's speech did go on for quite a while, with the singer ignoring her exit music altogether in favor of some personal indulgence.
"I would also like to thank my manager, Guy Oseary, who I spend most of my time beating up on," she said. "But seriously, he harangued me for the entire time I was filming and editing my movie to write a song. And I said, 'Please, Guy, I'm trying to focus on being a director and I want people to pay attention to the film and I don't have time.' So then I finished the film and I started making my record and somehow magically and miraculously the song emerged, 'Masterpiece,' so thank you, Guy Oseary, for being so irritating."
Watch her acceptance speech below: