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Jo Koy Sticks With Customary Celeb Teasing in Opening Monologue

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In his opening monologue, Jo Koy made a return to the Hollywood custom of delicate superstar teasing from the awards present stage, staying away from any point out of the Golden Globes’ current troubled historical past involving race and ethics.

The comedian’s monologue struck a far much less provocative tone than final 12 months’s, when the present’s host, Jerrod Carmichael, used his opening minutes to deal with the voting physique’s lack of Black members, saying that he had been employed solely as a result of he’s Black. (That group, the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation, has been dissolved and personal possession has taken over the Globes.)

On Sunday, Koy jokes had been extra conventional, specializing in lengthy film operating occasions; Ozempic, Hollywood’s favourite weight-loss drug; Robert De Niro and the beginning of his newest baby when he was 80; and in a private anecdote, how Koy rushed to look at the nominees after telling the awards organizers that he already had.

“When the Golden Globes known as me and requested me if I wished to host, I jumped on the probability, and I mentioned, ‘Sure!’” Koy recalled. “Then they requested me if I noticed each film and each TV present, after which I mentioned, ‘Sure!’ I lied.”

Joking about one of many evening’s prime nominees, “Barbie,” Koy made one other Hollywood in-joke, saying, “The important thing second in ‘Barbie’ is when she goes from good magnificence to unhealthy breath, cellulite and flat ft. Or, what casting administrators name a personality actor.”

Koy’s most provocative second got here when he teased the filmmakers behind “Killers of the Flower Moon,” Martin Scorsese’s fact-based epic a couple of murderous scheme by white males to steal the Osage individuals’s oil earnings in Nineteen Twenties Oklahoma.

“The one factor I discovered about that film is that white individuals stole all the things!” Koy mentioned. “You guys stole all the things! Not, like, 97 p.c. You guys stole one hundred pc of all the things. You took the land, you took the oil — you took the premise of the film.”

When segments of the room appeared to groan, Koy doubled down, saying, “That’s hilarious, I don’t care. It’s simply that the room is admittedly white.”