Hollywood loves a comeback, and that’s arguably what the Golden Globe Awards staged Tuesday night.
After the last two years’ ceremonies were mired in controversy sparked by a Los Angeles Times investigation of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the awards show returned to the Beverly Hilton — and to the airwaves — for a star-studded affair broadcast live on NBC.
The Globes, now under new ownership, kicked off awards season with a freewheeling show that clocked in nearly at 3½ hours and was full of famous faces in the audience.
From host Jerrod Carmichael’s blistering opening remarks to Jennifer Coolidge’s tearful acceptance speech, here are five standout moments from the Globes’ return to the spotlight.
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Jerrod Carmichael takes aim at the HFPA
Emmy-winning comic Jerrod Carmichael kicked off the 80th Golden Globes addressing the elephant in the room — host organization Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s questionable ethics and previous lack of diversity among its members.
“I’ll tell you why I’m here. I’m here ‘cause I’m Black,” the “Rothaniel” comic said during his opening monologue.
For host Jerrod Carmichael, the Golden Globes’ diversity missteps are no laughing matter, as he proved in his pointed opening monologue Tuesday.
He caught his audience up on the HFPA drama, then explained how a $500,000 paycheck sweetened the deal and why he wasn’t sweating the gig too much.
“I took this job assuming they hadn’t changed at all. I heard they got six new Black members,” he deadpanned. “Congrats to them. Whatever.”