In the first five minutes of Sunday night's broadcast on NBC, Jimmy Fallon succeeded in putting his own spin on the Golden Globes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the three hour-long telecast drew its best ratings since 2014.
Fallon had a tough act to follow as the host since Ricky Gervais and co-hosts Fey and Amy Poehler have been terrific in recent years.
"La La Land" and "Moonlight" won in their respectable "Best Movie" categories!
Casey Affleck, accepting the best actor in a drama award for Manchester by the Sea, in which Matt Damon was originally set to star. "Already you have your Golden Globes moment". And I might not have gotten the Fallon high-flying dance with his buddy Justin Timberlake was a re-creation of a scene from the film. "This is the Golden Globes, one of the few places left where America still honours the popular vote".
Kristen Wiig, recalling her "traumatic" experience seeing Bambi as a child, while presenting the best animated feature award with Steve Carell.
'I don't mean to be gloomy, but it has the words "Hollywood", "foreign" and "press" in the title, ' Laurie said, explaining his pessimism about the awards surviving the Trump era. "Already, the teleprompters down.so this is a great way to start the show", said Jimmy Fallon as he tried to stall when the unpredictable happened.
But this year, the usual Golden Globes frivolity was interspersed with some seriously pointed political barbs and some outspoken fears for the future aimed at President-elect Donald Trump, despite the fact that he was mentioned by name only once.
After a stunning introduction by Viola Davis, Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award with a powerful speech. It will put you in a good mood.
Fallon's jokes were certainly more biting than when the host interviewed Trump back in September, when he famously tussled the President-elect's hair.
You can see Fallon take a nervous gulp as he waits for the teleprompter monitor to get replaced, but he still got a few laughs from the crowd during the awkward moment.