Sean Penn is not a fan of the Tea Party movement.
The actor/activist shared his opinions of the political group on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” - and he didn’t hold back.
During his interview on Friday, Penn implied that Tea Partiers are motivated by racism, and want President Barack Obama out of office because he’s black. "You have what I call the ‘Get the N-word out of the White House party,’ the Tea Party,” said the actor.
Any actor who has received a Golden Globe nod or a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination usually kicks off the season by heading to Palm Springs the first week of January.
They make the two-hour trek from Hollywood to the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala, and event that kicks off the 13-day festival where actors, directors and producers show up to be honored for their achievements in film throughout the year.
For several of the actors, it was their first time attending the gala. Among them: Anna Kendrick, who received the Rising Star Award for her work in "Up in the Air"; Helen Mirren of "The Last Station," who finally got the Career Achievement Award; and Jeremy Renner, who picked up the Breakthrough Actor Award for his compelling work in the acclaimed film "The Hurt Locker."
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Award nominations were announced in Beverly Hills early this morning. Many of the regular suspects were in the mix. Meryl Streep will go head to head with herself in the best actress musical or comedy category for her performances in “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated.” Clint Eastwood is in there for directing “Invictus,” as are its stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Freeman, who stars as South African President Nelson Mandela, reacted to his nomination saying “Playing Mandela was the greatest honor of my career, and I hope that I have done him proud.” It was a bit of a surprise that the film itself was not nominated for a best picture prize.
Perhaps less of a shock was a nod for “Up” in the best animated film category. The movie is the latest in a long line of Disney/Pixar films to accomplish the feat. It’s been a very good year for the folks behind the adventurous tale. “Up” is the third highest grossing film of the year with $293 million at the domestic box office. The film’s director, Pete Docter, released this statement shortly after his film was recognized: “This is a humbling, happy year-end moment for us.”
We’ll share many more happy moments here at CNN.com as we continue to bring you more 67th Annual Golden Globe Award nominee reactions.
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