The Golden Globes is one of the biggest nights in Hollywood, as well as one of the most-watched events on TV, meaning that if you're going to make a joke, it better be good. With a well-aimed topical joke at the 2016 show, Jamie Foxx managed to get the crowd riled up during an otherwise tame night.
The actor took the stage to present the Golden Globe for the best original score in a motion picture. The nominees consisted of the composers for the films “Carol,” “The Danish Girl,” “The Hateful Eight,” “Steve Jobs” and “The Revenant.” Foxx, who was co-presenting the award with Lily James, decided to have a little fun and parody the recent flub by comedian Steve Harvey, who infamously read the wrong winner of the Miss Universe pageant.
When Foxx opened the card, he quickly, proudly and loudly read the winner as “Straight Outta Compton.” Obviously, the F. Gary Gray movie was not nominated in that category, or any Golden Globe Awards for that matter, prompting a strange reaction from the audience. At first, Foxx pretended not to understand what was going on, and then he mimicked Harvey by profusely apologizing for reading the wrong name. The actual winner of the award was veteran film composer Ennio Morricone for “The Hateful Eight.” The moment stood out after the first hour of the show remained relatively tame with the exception of host Ricky Gervais' typically off-color opening monologue.