20 Of The Funniest Tweets From Monday, January 8th, 2024
The red-headed stepchild of Hollywood was the belle of the ball for one night only as the Golden Globes brought the biggest names in film and television to The Beverly Hilton for the show’s 81st ceremony. Going into the night with the most nominations, Barbie blanked and only walked away with wins for Best Original Song and a made-up award for selling a metric ton of tickets at the box office.
Christopher Nolan’s magnum opus, on the other hand, emerged victorious with the most wins of the night, nabbing five trophies. Nolan earned his first wins for Oppenheimer after six previous nominations while Robert Downey Jr’s win put a halt to Charles Melton’s momentum going into the final stretch of Oscar voting. As everyone shouted “foul play” at The Bear’s presence in the comedy categories, the cast and crew was busy playing spoiler to Ted Lasso’s victory lap with the help of Jeremy Allen White and Ayo Edebiri.
And then there’s first time host Jo Koy whose cringeworthy opening monologue could have used a Will Smith cameo or a comically large vaudevillian cane to put the audience out of its misery. To Koy’s defense, it’s a difficult job—hence why so many people passed on the opportunity this year. Not only did he have to entertain a room filled with his peers but also the dozens of folks watching CBS’s televised broadcast from the comfort of their own home. The catastrophic bomb is a testament to why some shows stick to tried-and-true hosts like Billy Crystal and Jimmy Kimmel while others have nixed the job entirely. This is obviously not the end of Koy’s career and if he’s a smart comedian then he’s got pages and pages of material for his next stand-up special… Let's just hope he doesn’t throw his writers under the bus then, too.
If there were a Globe for achievement in tweeting, then these users would be some contenders with these seriously hilarious tweets. Today’s funniest tweets include the feminine urge to take the hottest shower imaginable, life imitating art in an Alabama Bass Pro Shops, and the real gender spectrum.