Golden Globes: Announcer Accidentally Introduces Hugh Grant as Winner
Host Jimmy Fallon then took the stage to correct the introduction.
Possible spoiler alert!
After returning from the first commercial break, the announcer for the 2017 Golden Globes made a mistake with his introduction for Florence Foster Jenkins star Hugh Grant.
"Now a Golden Globe winner tonight for Florence Foster Jenkins, Hugh Grant," announced the voice behind the show, creating confusion for viewers and those seated inside the Los Angeles Beverly Hilton Hotel. The audience wasn't sure if this meant the announcer accidentally revealed Grant as a winner for the night or was just flubbing his words when trying to say past winner and tonight's nominee. This occurred before Grant's category of best actor in a comedy or musical was announced; the win would later go to Ryan Gosling.
After the announcer made the slip, host Jimmy Fallon came out on stage — making a joke that his earlier teleprompter fail was a sabotage attempt made by Dick Clark Productions a la Mariah Carey — and then he introduced Grant again, saying, "Now a Golden Globe winner nominated for Florence Foster Jenkins, please welcome Hugh Grant, ladies and gentlemen."
Twitter users took to the social media platform to express their confusion:
Also? Did the announcer say, BEFORE THE CATEGORY HAS EVEN BEEN ON, Hugh Grant was a winner for FFJ? Hmm...#GoldenGlobes— Melissa C. (@MC75150) January 9, 2017
Am I the only one that heard the announcer introduce Hugh Grant as a #GoldenGlobes winner tonight even before they got to his category?!— sharon helm (@sharon_helm) January 9, 2017
Pretty sure they just identified Hugh Grant as a winner already for the night? #GoldenGlobes— Brandon E. Gaylor (@McHenryFilmBuff) January 9, 2017