As I’m sure some of you did, Black Twitter had a lot fun with the Golden Globes broadcast snafu committed by multiple people who embarrassed themselves (and NBC) by conflating the titles of 2 black films that were up for awards on Sunday night: “Hidden Figures” and “Fences.”
If you missed it all, just search the hashtag #HiddenFences on Twitter for likely thousands of hilarious mocking tweets.
First, Jenna Bush Hager, reporting for NBC News from the Globes red carpet, got the attention of Pharrell Williams (one of the producers of “Hidden Figures” and creators of the film’s soundtrack) when she said, “So, you’re nominated for ‘Hidden Fences’…” Pharrell was nominated for best original score for the movie.
And later in the evening, presenter Michael Keaton made the same error when announcing nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture; when he got to Octavia Spencer’s name, he also screwed up the film’s title, calling it “Hidden Fences.”
There may have been other similar instances of confusion that we may not be aware of at this time.
Both did apologize for their errors, for whatever they’re worth. But that didn’t stop late night talk-show host Stephen Colbert from making pointed fun of the entire fiasco, by having his team create a fake trailer for a fake film titled “Hidden Fences,” which he shared on his show last night.
Watch the faux trailer below: