Shortly after winning the Golden Globe for her "W.E." soundtrack original song, "Masterpiece," Madonna returned to the stage during Sunday's (January 15) broadcast and gave host Ricky Gervais a taste of his own medicine.
"OK, our next presenter is the Queen of Pop. Not you, Elton [John], sit down," Gervais joked. "She's all woman. I'll give you some clues: She's always vogue. She's a material girl. And she's just like a virgin," he said with a sarcastic cough. "Please welcome Madonna."
While Gervais got laughs for his introduction, Madge was ready with some good-natured ribbing for the British comedian.
"If I'm still just like a virgin, Ricky, then why don't you come over here and do something about it?" she teased. "I haven't kissed a girl in a few years — on TV. Hmm, OK. Moving right along." Behind [artist id="1098"]Madonna[/artist], Gervais could be seen running away, which drew more laughs from the room.
The singer/director then went back to the script as she presented Best Foreign Language Film. "I grew up watching movies like most people in this room," she said. "The movies that allowed my imagination to run wild, that made me believe that I can dream and think outside the box were foreign films made by the likes of [directors] Fellini, Visconti, Truffaut, Godard, just to name a few. So there's nothing foreign to me about a foreign film. I am honored and excited to present the nominees for Best Foreign Language Film." (The winner was "A Separation" from Iran.)
The Queen of Pop's (most likely unintentional) reference to a certain princess of pop didn't go unnoticed. Moments after Madonna joked about how long it's been since she "kissed a girl," the "I Kissed a Girl" singer herself, Katy Perry, tweeted, "Madge looks goooooood. I'd tap that. #goldenglobes."
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