Mariah Jokes and a Musical Number: Jimmy Fallon's Best Moments from the Globes
Well, another Golden Globes have come and gone. We’re a little older and a little wiser and we probably have a better idea of who’s going to win the Oscars. And we have a few Jimmy Fallon jokes to quote in the morning. Here are some of his best moments from the show:
Fallon’s buzzed-about, pre-recorded opening number included a guest-rapped verse from Millie Bobby Brown and a Justin Timberlake-backed dance routine, but he held something back for the monologue, peppering his cold open with lines establishing the Globes as “one of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote.”
A brief teleprompter mishap gave Fallon room to riff on Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve woes …
Fallon also worked in a Sting impression before bringing in the singer to present a Globe, to the consternation of some on Twitter …
Fallon’s Sting impression was hardly the most verbally dextrous moment his hosting stint: That would go to his introduction of Michael Keaton, which went a little something like this …
Also, if you were able to keep a dry eye during Fallon’s heartfelt tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, you were definitely in the minority.
“Hollywood has been around for over a hundred years. Five generations built this industry. It’s a big industry and sometimes we forget that it’s actually a community, a community of families. This past year we lost so many legends and icons but a few weeks ago we lost a mother and a daughter within just a couple of days. It was a terrible loss that we all felt so tonight we’d like to pay tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.”
Oh, and then he turned Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain’s presenting stint into a riff on a riff on Cypress Hill’s “Insane in the Brain.”
So those of you waiting at home to see if Fallon would pay tribute to an early-’90s hip-hop group … you can collect your winnings tomorrow in the office.