The main attraction of The Palm Springs Film Fest is The Awards Gala – a night where the wealthy, entitled, old people of the desert pay a huge sum of money for the privelage of sitting in the same ballroom as A-list celebrities.
In order to lure the celebrities, the festival bestows awards on them (because, let’s face it: Hollywood actors do not receive nearly enough awards).
One of those awards was given to Mariah Carey back in 2010 (yup, they actually gave Mariah an acting award!) for her role in the best named movie ever: ‘Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire’. Mariah was given the award because she appeared in the film without makeup and that I guess makes her Meryl Streep or something.
Mariah’s acceptance speech was, well…interesting.
During her speech, Carey told the audience, “Please forgive me because I’m a little bit um, yeah.” Gee, what could she “a little bit” be?
Carey later would confess that she was having “splashes of champagne” prior to her speech.