“I took this job assuming that they hadn’t changed at all. At all. I heard they got six new Black members. Congrats to them, whatever. Sure. That’s not why I’m here. I’m here, truly, because all of you—I look out into this room and I see a lot of talented people...regardless of whatever the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s past may be, this is an evening where we get to celebrate.


“And I think this industry deserves evenings like these,” Carmichael said. Despite saying the industry had the right to celebrate their wins, that didn’t stop the host from telling the audience to “shut the f—k up” later on in the evening. We doubt he’ll get a callback to host the ceremony next year.