Oof, Golden Globes Kick Off with Massive Technical Difficulties
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There’s no denying that this year’s Golden Globes Awards are unlike any other we’ve seen before. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic has led to this year’s awards relying heavily on Zoom, and, not surprisingly, there were some technical difficulties.

On Sunday evening, Daniel Kaluuya secured the win for best supporting actor in a motion picture for Judas and the Black Messiah. Unfortunately, his speech was interrupted by what appeared to be some kind of connection issue. During his speech, the actor’s livestream sound wasn’t working properly. Viewers at home even overheard a producer saying, “I wish we could hear him.”

Once presenter Laura Dern realized that Kaluuya had no sound, she told viewers, “As you can see, we, unfortunately, have a bad connection. We apologize for that technical problem and send all of our congratulations to Daniel on his Golden Globe win.” Luckily, Kaluuya’s connection was restored. “You did me dirty! Am I on? Is this on? Can you hear me now? Alright, cool, we got this," he stated before the next presenter joined the stage.  

“I gave everything,” Kaluuya said of playing Hampton. “The great Nipsey Hussle says, ‘We are here to give until we are empty,’ and I gave everything. I couldn’t give it to a more noble man — that’s chairman Fred Hampton—and I hope generations after this can see how brilliantly he fought, how brilliantly he spoke and how brilliantly he loved. He taught me about myself, made me grow as a man and I appreciate it with all my heart. And I hope people—there’s a lot of information about how he died, but I hope you people out there will grow and learn about how incredibly he lived. Thank you so much for this honor.”

Kaluuya beat out Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7, Jared Leto for The Little Things, Bill Murray for On the Rocks and Leslie Odom, Jr. for One Night in Miami. 

Congrats. Daniel! 

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