With its three hours of wall-to-wall sex, drugs and greed,
Though the film won just one award, a best actor in a comedy or musical for Leonardo DiCaprio, its presence loomed much larger.
During the show opener, hosts
(The two hosts went relatively easy on Scorsese himself, with Poehler noting that the director had previously won the same honor being presented to
Hill appeared later in the show in an unintentionally funny moment. Arriving onstage to introduce a clip alongside "Wolf" co-star
"I've never done this before, so I don't want to improvise," Robbie said with a laugh before being bailed out with a hand-delivered script page. The two then gave a slightly shell-shocked intro for the "Wolf" clip.
Later in the show, Fey invoked "Wolf" again, introducing presenter
When DiCaprio came to the stage to accept his prize, he took what seemed like a small jab at the
DiCaprio was back on stage minutes later to present the award for best actress in a drama, and his introduction by Fey nearly matched his own movie's indelicacy. A direct quote would not be suitable for a family newspaper; suffice it to say the joke hinged on DiCaprio's reputation as a Lothario among the supermodel set. DiCaprio took the joke in stride, smiling and flashing a thumbs-up as he came to the microphone.