Golden Globes Hosts Call Out Hollywood Sexism

Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg touch on some serious topics
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2019 7:19 PM CST
Hosts Sandra Oh, left, and Andy Samberg arrive at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg opened the Golden Globes Sunday night by joking that they scored the co-hosting gig by being the only two people left in Hollywood who haven't said anything offensive, then proceeded to "roast" nominees ... by complimenting all of them. That's not to say they didn't touch on any serious topics. Discussing Black Panther's nomination, Samberg "just called out the US government for the assassination of members of the Black Panther party during the Golden Globes," as one viewer tweeted. Then when First Man's nomination came up, Oh noted, "'First Man' is also how studios look for directors."

And she got serious at the end of the opening monologue, telling the audience, "I wanted to be here to look out and witness this moment of change. And I'm not fooling myself ... Next year could be different. It probably will be. But right now, this moment is real. Because I see you. I see you. All of these faces of change. And now, so will everyone else." (Keep up with the night's winners here.)

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