The 1st Annual Wilmore Awards

  • Aired:  01/22/14
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Larry Wilmore recognizes outstanding achievement in breaking down racial barriers that nobody was asked to break. (5:52)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE

PROGRAM.

NOW THIS WEEK WE CELEBRATEDMARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.'S

BIRTHDAY AS ALWAYS AN OCCASIONTO PAUSE AND ASSESS HOW FAR THAT

WE'VE COME IN TERMS OF RACERELATIONS.

FOR MORE WE'RE JOINED BY SENIORBLACK CORRESPONDENT LARRY

WILMORE, LARRY --[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

ON THIS AUSPICIOUS OCCASION,LARRY, HOW FAR HAVE WE COME IN

RACE RELATIONS?

>> WELL, JON, I THINK I CAN MOSTELOQUENTLY EXPRESS MY ANSWER IN

THE FORM OF AN AWARDS SHOW.

>> Jon: SORRY?

>> ROLL IT, CHUCK.

>> I'M NOT GOING TO SIT HERE ANDTELL EVERYTHING I HAVE DONE.

>> NASTY THINGS TO AFRODONE.

AMERICANS.

>> GEORGE BUSH DIDN'T CARE ABOUTBLACK PEOPLE.

>> DON'T YOU EVER TALK ABOUT ME.

>> WHO WAS TALKING ABOUT YOU?

>> COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS THEFIRST ANNUAL WILMORE AWARDS!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: NEVER EVEN HEARD OF

IT.

THE WILMORES?

>> HERE WE GO, JON.

>> Jon: WHAT IS THAT AWRECKING BALL THERE?

>> YEAH, YEAH.

WE'RE HONORING THE PROGRESSWE'VE MADE AS BLACK PEOPLE.

>> Jon: THAT'S NICE.

ISN'T THAT ACTUALLY WHAT THENAACP IMAGE AWARDS ARE FOR?

>> PLEASE, JON HAVE YOU SEEN HOWMANY WHITE PEOPLE ARE NOMINATED.

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, DALLASBUYER'S CLUB, MODERN FAMILY,

ROBIN THICKE.

I WOULD ADMIT BLURRED LINES ISAN INCLUSIVE VIDEO AND DR. KING

DID SAY I HAVE A DREAM THAT ONEDAY

BLACK GIRLS WILL DANCENAKED WITH WHITE GIRLS.

>> Jon: I DON'T THINK HE SAIDTHAT.

>> DOESN'T MEAN HE DIDN'T DREAMIT.

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: SO THE -- THIS IS A

WRECKING BALL, YES?

>> YES, THIS IS THE WRECKINGBALL.

RIGHT THERE, VERY NICE.

>> Jon: VERY NICE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I DESIGNED IT MYSELF.

>> Jon: VERY NICE.

>> NOW THE WILMORES HONOROUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN

BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS THATNOBODY ASKED YOU TO BREAK.

OKAY?

THE FIRST EVER WILMORE AWARDGOES TO THE NAACP IMAGE AWARDS.

>> Jon: VERY NICE.

[ APPLAUSE ]>> FOR GIVING BLACK ARTISTS YET

ANOTHER CHANCE TO LOSE TO WHITENOMINEES AT THE VERY CEREMONY

INVENTED TO HONOR BLACK ARTISTS.

>> Jon: I GET THE SENSE THEWILMORE WILL NOT BE A COVETED

AWARD.

>> OF COURSE IT IS, JON.

I KNOW YOU WANT IT.

>> Jon: NO, I DON'T WANT IT.

>> THE NEXT WILMORE IS THE I'MSO COLOR BLIND I DON'T SEE BLACK

PEOPLE AWARD.

IT GOES TO GIANT GROCERY STOREIT GIN WASHINGTON, D.C. FORORE

WELCOMINGSTUDENTS BACK TO HOWARD

UNIVERSITY AN HISTORICALLY BLACKCOLLEGE WITH THIS AD.

SO THE MESSAGE IS, HEY BROTHERSORDER A PIZZA, YOU GET A FREE

WHITE WOMAN?.

>> Jon: ISN'T BEING COLORBLIND A GOOD THING.

>> WHEN THERE'S NOBODY AROUNDBUT BLACK PEOPLE IT'S NOT COLOR

BLIND IT'S JUST BLIND.

THE NEXT CATEGORY IS OUTSTANDINGACHIEVEMENT IN VICTIM OPPRESSOR

ROLE REVERSAL.

>> SARAH PALIN HAS A MESSAGE FORPRESIDENT OBAMA ON MARTIN LUTHER

KING DAY IN HONOR OF MARTINLUTHER KING AND ALL WHO COMMIT

TO ENDING ANY RACIAL DIVIDE NOMORE PLAYING THE RACE CARD.

>> JON, WHAT AN AMAZINGPERFORMANCE!

OH, MY GOSH!

THINK ABOUT IT.

THINK ABOUT WHAT SHE DID, JON,TO PULL THE RACIAL VICTIMHOOD

SWITCH-AROO ON MLK'S BIRTHDAY.

>> Jon: I HAVE A FEELING SARAHPALIN WILL WIN A LOT OF THESE

BAD BOYS.

SHE'LL BE LIKE THE MERYL STREEPOF THE WILMORE AWARDS.

>> I DON'T GET IT.

>> Jon: LIKE A TALENTED PERSONWHO WINS A -- I MEAN THE ANGELA

BASSETT.

>> I GET IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]-- FUNNY JOKE.

THAT'S GOOD.

NOW ON TOTHE MAJOR BOUNDARY

BREAKERS.

NEXT IS THE AWARD FOR WHITEPEOPLE WHO THINK IT'S OKAY NOW

FOR THEM TO USE THE N WORD.

AND THE WINNER IS MADONNA.

>> MADONNA POSTED A PICTURE OFHER SON ROCCO BOXING AND THE

CAPTION WAS MAMA SAID KNOCK YOUOUT #DIS-N WORD.

>> ADOPTING A BLACK KID ISN'TLIKE GETTING A FLU SHOT.

IT DOESN'T INNOCULATE YOU FROMUSING THE PHRASE DIS [BLEEP].

>> Jon: IF THAT'S WHAT SHECALLS THE WHITE KID WHAT DOES

SHE CALL THE ADOPTED CHILDRENFROM AFRICA.

>> I DON'T KNOW DOSE [BLEEP].

>> Jon: DID I INTERRUPT?

>> >> NO IT'S JUST TIME FOR AMOMENT OF SILENCE

FOR THE RACISTS WE LOST THISYEAR. ♪

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: SO THAT'S WHERE WE ARE

ON THE WEEK OF MLK'S BIRTHDAY?

>> YES, THAT'S WHERE WE ARE,JON.

WE'VE MADE GREAT STRIDES TOWARDSRACIAL HARMONY BUT IT'S

DISCOURAGING THAT A BLACK MANCAN'T GET PASSIONATE ABOUT

SOMETHING HE HAS WORKED HARD FORHIS ENTIRE LIFE WITHOUT A BUNCH

OF ANONYMOUS RACISTS ON TWITTERUNLEASHING A [BLEEP]-LANCHE OF

INSULTS.

>> Jon: LET'S HOPE OUR SOCIETYUNDERGOES A [BLEEP]ALUTION,

IF YOU WILL.

HOPEFULLY THAT WILL CHANGETHINGS.

CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Jon: LARRY WILMORE, EVERYBODY WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

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