Lee Daniels Tells ‘Gotham Awards’ Audience to ‘Shut the F**k Up’

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  • Lee Daniels cursed out the audience at Monday night’s fourth annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards.

    According to Deadline.com, the lively audience at Cipriani Wall Street chattered so loudly during Daniels’ tribute speech to his “The Butler” star Forest Whitaker that he tried to shush them with a few f-bombs.

    “Forest would like to hear all you talking through my speech, so shut the f*ck up,” admonished Daniels.

    He wasn’t the only presenter to complain onstage about the Gothams crowd, as Julie Delpy threatened to set herself on fire to get their attention while presenting another tribute, to “Before Midnight” helmer Richard Linklater.

    The Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” won Best Feature, while “Fruitvale Station” nabbed Best Breakthrough Director and Actor for Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan, respectively.

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