Everyone was excited to hear that the comedic duo Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh were to host the Golden Globes 2019. But many were pleased to know that these two well-liked celebrities have literally no controversies surrounding them. In fact they’re the nicest people Hollywood has. So, in Golden Globes 2019 monologue we got some lighthearted jokes and mostly really heartfelt moments. It was all together a genuine tribute to Hollywood’s move towards greater diversity with nominations such as Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians, allowing underrepresented groups in America a chance to be heard when even their own president is known to be blatantly racist in his policies and speech.
The duo were perfect for the job, as witnessed by their prior appearance to present the awards in Emmys of last year. The two started off the monologue by joking about why they were chosen to host. It was a dig at the Oscar controversy that Kevin Hart is facing due to his past homophobic comments. They stated they got the job because,
“We are the only two people left in Hollywood who haven’t gotten in trouble for saying something.”
Least Offensive Roasting
The two were pretty aware of how nice they are and how the public views them. Which is probably why Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh said that they wanted to change everyone’s image of them. But, it was a satirical roasting because no one shed any tears but gave heart warming smiles.
Samberg’s hit at BlacKkKlasnman’s Spike Lee was
“If it isn’t Mr. Spike Lee, Mr. Do the Right Thing. Well, I’ll tell you who does the right thing. You as the director. Lifetime fan. Can’t wait to see what you do next. Bam!”
Bradley Cooper was struck down as well! And you know what the savage hosts declared him as? “Hot”. Yes, we couldn’t agree more either. A Star is Born didn’t win but at least Bradley Cooper was given this title.
Gina Rodriguez, who stars in Jane the Virgin, was said to reside in heaven. Michael B. Jordan was highlighted for being attractive as well. Andy Samberg called him a “snack” and he got the title “Michael B. Buff”. Amy Adam was perhaps the only one who got called a negative word i.e. dog crap. But she was also called mega-talented so we can’t call this offensive either. Kudos to Samberg and Oh for being politically correct from every which way!
A hilarious moment in the monologue was when Jim Carrey was asked to leave the movies table and move to the TV table because he starred in Kidding. It was a light-hearted joke to portray the division of TV and Movies. Though, such a division is slowly vanishing as major A list celebrities move to do TV shows and popular sitcom celebrities move on to do major block buster movies.
Sandra Oh’s Heartfelt Speech in Golden Globes Ceremony
Though, awards ceremonies try to be more comedic and light-hearted than political, we have certainly seen a change of that in recent years. With last year’s Golden Globes being all about #MeToo, this year’s Golden Globes we got to see the first ever woman of Asian descent host the prestigious event. This moment was beautifully highlighted by Sandra Oh herself.
If I could take a moment here: In all honesty, I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change.
And I’m not fooling myself. I’m not fooling myself. Next year could be different. It probably will be.
But right now, this moment is real. Trust me, it is real. Because I see you. And I see you. All of these faces of change. And now so will everyone else.
This was to express gratitude in the collective move of Hollywood towards a better attitude that is more inclusive and represents people of all colors and orientations. What better person to showcase that than Oh herself who was the first Asian woman to be nominated for an Emmy in the Lead Actress Category for her work in Killing Eve. She certainly cleansed off racial constraints and barriers in the industry!
Seems like Golden Globes are also being aware of Hollywood’s change towards more diversity and inclusion. And we couldn’t be more proud of everyone in this effort to do so such as amazing hosts of Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.