There were plenty of highlights during the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards (Gal Gadot’s acceptance speech, anyone?), but perhaps our favorite was when host Olivia Munn and actress Niecy Nash straight-up called out Mark Wahlberg for demanding over a million dollars for 10 days of work on the All the Money in the World reshoots.
The moment came when Munn and Nash gave a “toast” to all the “good guys” in Hollywood. Aka the men who treat their fellow human beings with the basic respect they deserve.
“I’d like to raise a glass to that studio executive who had me meet him in the studio conference room, instead of his actual hotel room…and I’d also like to thank that famous actor who didn’t treat me with crap after I said I didn’t want to have drinks with him after the show,” Munn joked.
“Congratulations for doing what you’re supposed to do,” Nash added. “And here’s to that male casting director who didn’t ever say anything derogatory to me in an audition.”
Munn went on to say, “ I want to say ‘thank you’ to the producers for paying Niecy and I the same amount of money, and Mark Wahlberg a million dollars.”
LOL. And of course, Twitter loved it.
This "toast to the good guys" is the best #CriticsChoice— Dylan Henning (@Gaymer91) January 12, 2018
Screaming at Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash roasting the men of the Golden Globes not saying anything about #timesup— kristina monllos (@kristinamonllos) January 12, 2018
The pointed critique comes after news broke that Michelle Williams was paid just under $1000 for reshoots for All The Money In The World while Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million. Essentially Williams made 1% of what her male costar made.
The New York Times reported that Williams agreed to do the reshoots for less than her standard fee due to her support for the filmmakers’ decision to replace Kevin Spacey in light of his sexual misconduct allegations.
“They could have my salary, they could have my holiday, whatever they wanted,” Williams told the Times. “Because I appreciated so much that they were making this massive effort.”
Wahlberg nor his reps have commented publicly on the issues.