Michael Fassbender took the stage at Saturday night's Human Rights Campaign black tie gala in Los Angeles wearing a leather jacket and jeans.
The actor apologized for his attire. He had flown in just hours before to present his Prometheus co-star Charlize Theron with HRC's Ally for Equality Award. Fassbender brought a glass of beer with him onstage and took a swig and Theron did the same when she stepped up to the podium to accept her prize.
Then she said: 'I think I speak for everybody Michael when I say, we don’t care what attire you come in.'
But Theron wasn't through with the flattery. She then went on to praise Fassbender for his performance in the film Shame which included some much-discussed full-frontal nudity.
'I loved you in Shame,' she began. 'I have to say, I was truly impressed that you chose to play it big [audience roars with knowing laughter]. Any of those other actors would have gone small, trust me [more laughter]. I know because I’ve worked with most of them [laughter]. No, seriously, your penis was a revelation! [wild applause and laughter]. I’m available to work with it anytime.'
On a more serious note, Theron was grateful for the award and pledged to continue to outspoken support of LGBT equality.
'Marriage equality is about more than just marriage,' she said. 'It's about something greater. It's about acceptance…I will always be your cheerleader and I will always be your friend.'