Just before the halfway point in the ceremony, Carrey came out to present the Best Supporting Actor award. His introduction offered a faux-LaBeouf quote:
“You’re right. No gonna argue with you. ‘Dying is easy … Comedy is hard.’ I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that. So young … so wise.”
The joke is a reference to the bizarre plagiarism story surrounding LaBeouf in recent weeks. Critics noted that LaBeouf’s short film, “HowardCantour.com,” seemed to take sections of Daniel Clowes‘ work.
How could the Golden Globes not make a joke about that?