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Golden Globes 2021: Emily In Paris Brutally Mocked During Opening Ceremony

Golden Globes 2021: Emily In Paris Brutally Mocked During Opening Ceremony

The Netflix show came under fire from hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler after beating several acclaimed programmes to bag a nomination.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

Netflix hit Emily In Paris came under fire during the opening ceremony of the Golden Globes 2021, as hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler couldn't help but mock the quality of the nominated show.

As is always the case as the prestigious ceremony, the hosts were responsible for completely roasting those in the audience, and discussing the shows up for prizes.

And while the delightfully savage Ricky Gervais didn't return this year, Fey and Poehler more than filled his shoes as they mused over the chick-flick TV series - which might have been a huge hit with viewers at home, but failed to win much critical acclaim before its nomination.

Check out a clip below:

Mean Girls writer Fey started by joking that she "couldn't wait" to uncover whether Emily In Paris was a Musical or a Comedy series.

She later added: "French Exit is what I did after watching the first episode of Emily in Paris".


Emily in Paris was mocked during the ceremony (

The jokes were made all the more painful by the fact that the show's star, Lily Collins, was in the audience, and appeared to squirm at all the backlash.

Fey and Poehler both hosted the show from different locations - with one in Los Angeles, while another was in New York - but they were edited together for the opening monologue.

It wasn't just Emily In Paris which came under fire, as they saved some space to mock just about every show up for an award.

Lily Collins laughed awkwardly as the show came under fire (

They also used their opening speech to critique Sia's hiring of a non-disabled actress to play the lead in her movie, Music, to make a jibe at Aaron Sorkin's script-writing and to joke at the expense of Nicole Kidman's wig in The Undoing.

While their opener was filled with gags, it also had a more serious undertone.

"Look, a lot of flashy garbage got nominated but that happens, that's like their thing," Poehler said.

"But a number of Black actors and Black-led projects were overlooked."

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler also mentioned the lack of diversity (

"And look, we all know awards shows are stupid," Fey went on.

"The point is that even with stupid things, inclusivity is important, and there are no black members of the Hollywood Foreign Press.

"I realise HFPA, maybe you guys didn't get the memo because your workplace is the back booth of a French McDonald's, but you've got to change that."

Featured Image Credit: NBC

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix