Despite Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh both being likeable performers and a seemingly inspired pairing, they were unfortunately saddled with one of the most uninspired hosting scripts in recent Golden Globes history.
From ill-placed jokes about Black Panther to a forced skit with Jim Carrey and that painfully cringe-worthy bit where the hosts attempted to administer flu shots to the audience, there was precious little wit or even basic good humour for the two to work with.
It likely had many viewers longing for the days of Ricky Gervais and his relentlessly savage approach to dressing-down the Hollywood elite.
Making jokes about Bradley Cooper being hot and expressing a desire to masturbate to the cast of This Is Us is low-effort even for the shaky standards of an awards show.
And arguably the funniest moment of the pair's lacklustre opening gambit wasn't even theirs to own: after Sandra Oh mocked Hollywood's tendency to give Asian roles to white actors, Emma Stone shouted out an empathetic "I'm sorry!" for her infamous whitewashed role in the 2015 movie Aloha.
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