Legendary actor (and voice of God himself) Morgan Freeman accepted the Life Achievement Award at the 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night, and he delivered a memorable speech in response. Honestly, hearing Freeman's iconic voice say just about anything would have made the address worth watching, but he managed to sprinkle in a couple off-the-cuff moments that made it one of the highlights of the night.
After being teased by the award's presenter Rita Moreno for wearing his hat too low, Freeman began his speech. Then, after only a couple seconds, he directed his attention at someone in the audience who was distracting him. Freeman lowered his voice and called them out in a humiliating way that only a grandfatherly figure like him could pull off.
Later, Freeman took the opportunity to call out the awards show for their gender-specific statue when he said, "I'm going to tell you what's wrong with this statue. It works from the back. From the front, it's gender-specific. Maybe I started something."
Let's be honest, though. Freeman would have been one of the night's big winners just for having the confidence to rock a hat at the fancy awards show. You're a legend, Morgan.