Jimmy Fallon Takes Aim at Donald Trump in Opening Monologue — Golden Globes
- Author: Kyle Peterson Jan 12, 2017,
Jan 12, 2017, 0:04
Host Jimmy Fallon opens the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards show on January 8, 2017. Stuck in daunting red carpet limousine traffic, Fallon sang, danced and then mingled with a parade of A-list nominees such as Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman and "Mr. Robot's" Rami Malek. While Harington's appearance was shot earlier in London, the most exciting cameos on set were those by Travolta - "He was so lovely and immediately knew we wanted him to do the most iconic dance move ever known to mankind" - and the Stranger Things cast. "After his teleprompter malfunctioned seconds into the production, the comedian begged to "cut to Justin Timberlake" and offered to pull out some impressions to kill time". It just isn't fair when everyone doesn't get a Golden Globe trophy.
Award shows like the Golden Globes and the Emmys have a long history of memorable opening numbers, with Conan O'Brien's opening montage during 2006 Emmys arguably setting a bar of excellence that has yet to be rivaled.
Sylvester Stallone's (Rocky for us) three daughters, Sistine, Scarlet and Sophia were the trio who made up Miss Golden Globes 2017 (dad by the way kept them close at hand and wouldn't allow the young ones to even talk to the press).
La La Land beat previous record holders One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Midnight Express, both of which won six in their respective years.
"Already the teleprompter is down, so this is a great way to start the show", a bewildered Fallon told the audience. Good thing it didn't take forever to fix, allowing the late night show host to continue with his original plan: to take a dig at president-elect Donald Trump. Finally, we consider the Golden Globes hosting performance of Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon got the first dig in on the President-elect in his opening monologue but it was Hugh Laurie that had perhaps the most biting joke of all. "In 12 days, we'll find out".
Donald Glover accepts the award for Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for his role in "Atlanta" onstage during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards. "A room full of stars, some from movies, some TV".