The only moments you need to see from the 2021 Golden Globes

Tracy Brown and Christie D'Zurilla, Los Angeles Times on

Published in Entertainment News

The 2021 Golden Globes have come and gone, and like many other virtual awards ceremonies, there were winners, there were jokes and there were awkward technical glitches.

The 78th edition of the awards bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., arrived in the wake of a Times investigation that drew attention to some of the organization's questionable practices. A number of presenters and winners addressed the revelation that has drawn the most criticism — that there are no Black members in the 87-member group.

But other things happened too. Below are six must-see moments from Sunday's telecast.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's opening monologue

Fey and Poehler brought their BFF energy to the Golden Globes once again, teaming up to co-host the ceremony from opposite coasts. Their quippy, split-screen opening exchange was nearly seamless, and one of the few moments of the show that didn't feel as socially distant as it actually was.

Among the topics the pair hit in their opening monologue was the virtual show, their "smoking-hot" first responders and essential workers that comprised the audience, and the confusing distinction between television and film in a year where movie theaters were mostly closed.


Fey and Poehler also touched on the HFPA's recent controversy about its lack of Black members.

"We all know that awards shows are stupid," said Fey. "The point is, even with stupid things, inclusivity is important."

Jane Fonda's inspiring speech

Fonda was on fire as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award, ignoring her own career and instead asking Hollywood to be a leader when it comes to diversity and inclusivity in film and TV.


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