The daily gossip: Michelle Yeoh will 'beat you up' if you play her off at the Golden Globes, Austin Butler addresses why he still sounds like Elvis, and more
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Michelle Yeoh will 'beat you up' if you try to play her off at the Golden Globes
Don't play it again, Sam — or else. The Golden Globes' big comeback went surprisingly smoothly on Tuesday with a low-key but star-studded ceremony boosting The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin in the Oscar race. But the biggest loser may have been … the piano player? Musician Chloe Flower played a piano visible in the room during the show, so when actors were played off during their speeches, everyone blamed her. "Shut up, please," Michelle Yeoh said as the wrap-up music began, apparently addressing the pianist. "I can beat you up, okay? And that's serious." Colin Farrell also powered through his speech over the music, declaring, "You can forget that piano." Flower received so much hate online, host Jerrod Carmichael eventually defended her on the air, explaining she wasn't actually the one playing people off. "I'm only playing when you see me on camera," she clarified, later tweeting she's "still a forever fan" of Yeoh. #ChloeInnocent!
Austin Butler addresses why he still sounds like Elvis
You know the saying that if you keep making that face, it's going to get stuck like that? Well, that may have actually happened with Austin Butler's voice. Butler won a Best Actor Golden Globe on Tuesday for Elvis, and when he gave his speech, Twitter was obsessed with the fact that he appeared to still be speaking in the voice he adopted to play Elvis Presley — as he has been for a while now. "I don't think I sound like him still, but I guess I must because I hear it a lot," Butler told reporters, per Variety. But he compared it to "when someone lives in another country for a long time" and it affects the way they speech. "I'm sure there's pieces of my DNA that will always be linked [to Elvis] in that way," he added. Thank goodness he didn't land the role of Mario next.
Jerrod Carmichael brutally roasts Scientology and Tom Cruise
Ricky Gervais didn't return for the Golden Globes, but brutal punchlines that make the entire audience groan sure did. The most talked-about joke of Tuesday's ceremony came when host Jerrod Carmichael — who opened by addressing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's diversity scandal and telling viewers he was only invited "because I'm Black" — targeted Tom Cruise and Scientology. The comedian came out holding three Golden Globes, a reference to the fact that Cruise returned his three trophies in protest of the HFPA. "Backstage, I found these three Golden Globe Awards that Tom Cruise returned," he joked. "I think maybe we take these three things and exchange them for the safe return of Shelly Miscavige." That's the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige, and she hasn't been seen publicly in year. The line landed to a mixture of gasps and stunned silence from the crowd. Will Smith was not there, though, to demand Carmichael keep Miscavige's wife's name out of his mouth.
Amanda Seyfried is apparently 'deep in the process of creating a new musical'
Amanda Seyfried, on the other hand, was one of the Golden Globes' dropouts. A few stars who won awards weren't present to accept, but rather than the boilerplate "so-and-so could not be here tonight," viewers received strangely detailed reasons for their absence. With Kevin Costner, Regina Hall laughed through an explanation about how he had to "shelter in place" in Santa Barbara due to "unprecedented weather." When Amanda Seyfried won for The Dropout, it was also announced that she is "deep in the process of creating a new musical this week and could not be here tonight." Seyfried confirmed on Instagram she's "working on something that is magic, and it's musical" but provided no details about the mysterious project. Could Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Again finally be in the works? Is she working on a knockoff of Wicked after failing to land Ariana Grande's role in the movie? Or does our pitch for Jennifer's Body: The Musical finally have some takers?
SAG nominations boost Ana de Armas, knock down Michelle Williams, in Oscar race
The Oscar race rests for no one. Less than 24 hours after the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards revealed their nominations Wednesday, boosting Ana de Armas' odds of getting an Academy Award nod. She received a SAG nomination for Blonde despite the Marilyn Monroe film being one of last year's most controversial movies, and this comes after Colin Farrell also raved about her performance during his Globes speech. Will she benefit from the Farrell Bump? Meanwhile, Michelle Williams became the Kristen Stewart of this year in that she was surprisingly snubbed for The Fabelmans. But Angela Bassett earned a nomination for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and combined with her surprise Golden Globe win, this suggests she could become the first actor to win an Oscar for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. The nominations came after it was announced that Netflix will stream the SAG Awards going forward, so expect the broadcast to get canceled halfway through before you find out who won.