Did you know the Golden Globes were on Sunday? It’s true.
You’re forgiven for not realizing this considering the wealth of other, better things to watch last night, including the return of The Righteous Gemstones, Yellowjackets, and a very exciting football game. It’s not like you could have watched the Globes, anyway: there wasn’t a televised ceremony due to the pandemic, or even a live-stream with famous people on Zoom. The winners were announced on Twitter, which surely even the controversy-riddled Hollywood Foreign Press Association couldn’t screw up.
They screwed it up.
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story won Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Here’s how the Globes made the announcement: “If laughter is the best medicine, [West Side Story] is the cure for what ails you.” That tweet has major “tell me you haven’t seen West Side Story without telling you haven’t seen West Side Story” energy. The Globes later deleted and updated the tweet (“laughter” was replaced with “music”) and mocked themselves for the [Succession voice] bad tweet using a GIF of Hugh Laurie saying, “Thank you, this is obviously a terrible mix-up,” but there was more chaos elsewhere.
This tweet is the funniest thing to ever happen in the history of the world. pic.twitter.com/1fRO9Mljj4
— Kevin Daly (@kevinddaly) January 10, 2022
Even the Golden Globes tweet-bot is drunk and corrupt, you've got to respect the brand consistency
— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) January 10, 2022
Tell me you haven't seen WEST SIDE STORY without telling me you haven't seen WEST SIDE STORY. pic.twitter.com/NxKh0PrOpe
— Scott Tobias (@scott_tobias) January 10, 2022
They deleted their best tweet pic.twitter.com/0jndVvyxne
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) January 10, 2022
"Lean on me," that famous song from west side story https://t.co/wQcW49toNS
— Hillary Busis (@hillibusterr) January 10, 2022
iconic boneheads until the end https://t.co/U6UQgKUp6y
— Kate Erbland (@katerbland) January 10, 2022
I literally just had a full mental breakdown at the fact they just changed laughter to music. I can’t catch my breath. Is this a panic attack? https://t.co/8BFlT72wmH
— Myles McNutt (@Memles) January 10, 2022
As embarrassing as things have been for the Golden Globes and HFPA, I have to hand it to them for somehow amplifying the embarrassment further thanks to their weird-ass Twitter feed tonight.
— Jen Chaney (@chaneyj) January 10, 2022
You know the old saying, “Music is the best medicine" https://t.co/ftiMRgRnri
— Allen Kenney (@BlatantHomerism) January 10, 2022
— The Playlist (@ThePlaylistNews) January 10, 2022
First night doing social media for golden globes! Huge move to pivot the whole awards show online and i want to thank everyone who trusted me with being in charge of the twitter account!!! So grateful!!!
— ali segel (@OnlineAlison) January 10, 2022
The Twitter Golden Globes were really on brand pic.twitter.com/hefiS2EAmz
— Shannon O'Connor (@ShannonOConnor0) January 10, 2022
Other winners include The Power of the Dog for Best Motion Picture — Drama, Succession for Best Drama Series, Hacks for Best Musical or Comedy Series, and Drive My Car for Best Motion Picture — Non-English Language.