The most important controversy to come back out of this yr’s already contentious Golden Globes had nothing to do with the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation’s sorry monitor report on variety however, quite surprisingly, with the ceremony’s music.
All through Tuesday’s present, a number of winners gave touching, humorous, and sometimes slow-paced speeches, together with a long-winded anecdote about teleprompters and a prolonged however hilarious screed from beloved White Lotus actress Jennifer Coolidge. Likewise, the play-off music grew to become public enemy No. 1 all through the primary half of the present, with winners together with Michelle Yeoh, Colin Farrell, and Austin Butler hushing the piano music in an more and more cringey trend.
It’s typical for celebrities to disregard play-off music whereas accepting main awards. Nevertheless, folks watching at house usually don’t see whoever is enjoying the orchestral music that begins to swell because the winners go over their allotted speech time.
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Within the case of the Golden Globes, viewers got the impression that famend instrumentalist Chloe Flower, the night’s in-house pianist, was enjoying off the winners, versus an unseen orchestra or recorded monitor. To many, it appeared as if she was straight being instructed to “shut up” by a number of of the winners.
Specifically, Yeoh, who received for Greatest Actress in a Comedy or Musical for All the pieces All over the place All At As soon as, stated, “Shut up, please,” earlier than playfully threatening, “I can beat you up.” Farrell, who received Greatest Actor in a Musical or Comedy for The Banshees of Inisherin, stated, “you’ll be able to neglect that piano” in the course of his speech. And Austin Butler, who took house Greatest Actor in a Drama for Elvis, appeared equally vexed, saying, “You would no less than play ‘Suspicious Minds’ or one thing.”
In fact, a bunch of wealthy celebrities showing to scold one of many evening’s workers for doing their job didn’t go over properly on Twitter, with a slew of individuals speeding to Flower’s protection.
Host Jerrod Carmichael finally addressed the controversy after a business break. “Folks on Twitter are mad, like she’s enjoying off folks,” the comic stated of Flower, earlier than clarifying, “It’s a monitor.”
Flower additionally took to Twitter in the course of the present to guarantee folks she was not the one enjoying the wrap-up music.
Regardless, celebrities ought to possibly perceive that it is a timed occasion on a tv community—and a few of our mother and father and grandparents nonetheless watch the 11:30 p.m. native information!
Hopefully, all of this confusion didn’t bitter the proficient Flower’s first Golden Globes gig.
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