DANIEL Kaluuya’s speech was brutally cut off by a technical error as the actor told the Golden Globes they “did him dirty!”
The Judas and the Black Messiah star began thanking his family as he accepted the award, while technical difficulties made the feed silent.
The Golden Globe winner’s mic was MUTED during his acceptance speechCredit: Golden Globes
Laura Dern cringed after the technical errorCredit: Golden Globes
However, viewers were unable to hear the actor’s acceptance speech, as he laughed and offered thanks for the honor.
Big Little Lies star Laura Dern presented the first award of the night to the Get Out actor.
In a stacked category, Daniel beat out Sacha Baron Cohen, Jared Leto, Bill Murray and Leslie Odom Jr. for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.
He began his acceptance speech but it was cut short due to a technical glitch as no one was able to hear him speak.
As Laura tried to move on by blaming technical difficulties, the camera cut back to Daniel who sat at his London home.
The actor yelled ‘you did me dirty’ after the technical glitchCredit: Golden Globes
Daniel beat out Sacha Baron Cohen, Jared Leto, Bill Murray and Leslie Odom Jr.Credit: Golden Globes
Some presenters were in-person as the nominees accepted awards from homeCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“You did me dirty! Am I on? Is this on? Can you hear me now? Alright, cool, we got this,” He quipped when his audio was finally able to get his mic to work.
Though it is not exactly clear what happened, it appears Daniel, 32, muted himself and forgot to unmute while on the Zoom call – something many working from home related to.
He then thanks the film’s director, Shaka King, for giving him “inspiration” as he cheered with a champagne toast.
He said in his awards speech: “I gave everything,” Kaluuya said. “And I couldn’t give it to a more noble man, that’s chairman Fred Hampton.
“And I hope generations after this can see how brilliantly he thought, how brilliantly he spoke and how brilliantly he loved.”
Daniel scored the first trophy of the night at the 2021 Golden GlobesCredit: Golden Globes
Viewers were quick to SLAM the ceremony for its multiple technical glitches throughout the night.
One person tweeted: “Daniel kaluuya muted, catherine o’hara’s husband playing applause and sendoff music on his phone, writers for soul holding a pre-recorded speech on an ipad up to the camera…
“Golden globes exactly like trying to do a zoom call with your grandparents.”
“Daniel Kaluuya being on mute as he gives his Golden Globe winning speech perfectly sums up every Zoom meeting I’ve ever been on,” another joked.
The actor won for his role in Judas and the Black MessiahCredit: AP:Associated Press
Daniel Kaluuya won the first Golden Globe for Judas and the Black MessiahCredit: AP:Associated Press
During his speech, Daniel thanked the film’s director for the ‘inspiration’Credit: Alamy
Some even accused the HFPA of being racist for the move – as this year’s ceremony came under fire for having few people of color nominees.
“We can’t hear daniel kaluuya golden globes confirmed racist,” someone scathed.
One more tweeted: “Wow… the #GoldenGlobes are so racist that even when Daniel Kaluuya wins as best supporting actor, at first his sound wasn’t on. LOL. Just kidding. Kind of.”
Tonight’s unprecedented ceremony was hosted by Saturday Night Live alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted tonight’s award showCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Though they seemed together, Amy was in LA while Tina remained in NYCCredit: Getty Images – Getty
This year marks the fourth time the best friends have hosted the ceremony together – though they will be physically apart.
However, due to the high number of Covid-19 cases still spreading across the US, the duo was split with Amy in LA and Tina in NYC.