Tina Fey, Amy Poehler skewer ‘Emily in Paris,’ HFPA’s lack of Black members in Golden Globes monologue

“A lot of flashy garbage got nominated” at the Golden Globes – at least according to co-host Amy Poehler.

Poehler and Tina Fey opened up the “78th annual Hunger Games Golden Globes” Sunday with a timely monologue that highlighted the importance of inclusivity following reports that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has no Black voting members. 

“Everybody is understandably upset at the HFPA and their choices,” said Poehler, who appeared from Los Angeles in the first bicoastal award show in the COVID-19 era. “Look, a lot of flashy garbage got nominated but that happens. That’s like their thing, but a number of Black actors and Black-led projects were overlooked.”

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The lack of diversity among voting members comes amid noticeable snubs of top Black-led films in best picture categories this year, including Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Bloods,” “One Night in Miami” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” 

Although Fey acknowledged that “award shows are stupid,” the host declared that “even with stupid things, inclusivity is important.”

“There are no Black members of the Hollywood Foreign Press,” said Fey, who appeared from New York. “I realize HFPA, maybe you guys didn’t get the memo because you’re work place is the back booth of a French McDonalds but you got to change that. So here’s to changing it.”

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