Jim Carrey’s Passionate Speech At 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards
Jim Carrey was the recipient of the prestigious Charlie Chaplin award for comedy at Friday night’s BAFTA Britannia Awards, and the Canadian comedian got political in his acceptance speech.
“I’m glad it didn’t come in the mail,” said Carrey as he held his trophy, making a reference to the pipe bombs delivered to numerous Democratic figures this week. Responding the the tepid laughter that followed, he said of his joke, “It kinda worked… maybe a little too soon. It is my job to try.” (Earlier in the evening, Cate Blanchett told the audience there was no way to joke about suspicious packages.)
He added. “I no longer have packages delivered to my home in the great America that’s been fashioned in the last couple of years.”
Carrey concluded by admitting that his speech “wasn’t very funny, but it’s not very funny right now. And I want it to be. And I will be again… Let’s get the balance back, OK?”