Michael Douglas' Gay Jokes at Emmy Awards: Too Funny or Too Far?

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Michael Douglas was all about the innuendo and appeared to joke about gay sex during his acceptance speech at the 2013 Emmy Awards in L.A.

Winning Best Actor in a TV-Movie or Miniseries for his role in the Liberace film Behind the Candelabra, the 68-actor was in a jubilant, playful mood.

"Thank you my academy, fellow members, thank you so much and to the great performances by all the other nominees," Douglas began, before turning to co-star Matt Damon.

"But obviously there's one nominee in particular that I have to really thank: Matt."

"This is a two-hander, and you're only as good as your other hand," he said.

"You were magnificent," Douglas continued, with both actors blushing and giggling. "And the only reason I'm standing her is because you. so you really deserve half of this."

"So, you want the bottom or the top?"

In the acclaimed HBO Liberace tribute/biopic, Douglas played the beloved pianist opposite Damon, taking on the role of Liberace's lover, Scott Thorson.

The actors filmed plenty of sex scenes for the movie.

Michael Douglas at the Emmys

The 2013 Emmy winner's first gay "joke" appeared to be accidental, but then gave way to another, seemingly more intentional one amid more giggling.

He later explained what he meant.

Backstage, he explained that "two-hander" is an acting term that's "all about two people together, and you're only as good as the other partner."

"We relied on each other throughout this whole experience, and I wouldn't be up onstage without Matt and his performance and his commitment."

He said he hadn't planned that part of his speech beforehand, but did actually plan out the part where he said he wanted to share the statuette with Damon.

Douglas admitted that he didn't expect the response.

"It took me quite by surprise," he said.

You tell us: Michael Douglas' gay jokes ...

 

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HOSTILTIY AND THREAT TOWARD FREE SPEECH NEEDS TO RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM MY UNITED STATES OF WHITE PEOPLE .
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Michael Douglas has been making a point of putting his foot in his mouth lately. Hope he's not remembered for being stupid instead of a great actor.

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Michael Douglas is the Man! Awesome ass joke ;-) it had me laughing.

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more important things to be concerned about than what was clearly a joke...

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they really are incredible actors.

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