Why Don Cheadle Made the ‘Wrap It Up’ Sign for Jason Sudeikis — and More from Backstage at the Golden Globes

The 78th annual Golden Globes Awards on Sunday are a virtual affair, but film and TV winners still went “backstage” — in the form of Zoom calls — to take questions from press.

The ceremony kicked off at 8 p.m. ET. on NBC, hosted by Tina Fey in New York City and Amy Poehler in Los Angeles. Winners, too, dialed into the ceremony and backstage interviews from wherever in the world they were.

Jason Sudeikis joined the Zoom shortly after winning Best Actor TV Series – Comedy for “Ted Lasso.” During Sudeikis’ acceptance speech, Don Cheadle gestured for the actor to “wrap it up,” a moment that was swiftly turned into a GIF.

Sudeikis said he considered Cheadle’s gesture an act of love from one Kansan to another.

“That’s just Kansas City love,” he said.

Daniel Kaluuya, who won for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah,” discussed how the Globes “did me dirty” when technical difficulties nearly left him cut off from giving an acceptance speech.

“I really wanted to speak to give the recognition to where it’s supposed to be, chairman Fred Hampton and the family. We did this to continue a legacy,” Kaluuya said.

In his speech, Kaluuya also referenced the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. A reporter later asked him whether he wanted to be involved in a series or movie about Hussle’s life.

“I want to see it. I definitely don’t think I should play Nipsey Hussle,” he said. “I just want it to exist.”

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, made up of around 90 journalists from around the world, voted on nominations that were announced February 3.

“Mank” was the most nominated movie with six nods. “The Crown” was the top TV contender, also with six nominations.

On the film side, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” both earned multiple nominations. TV series including “Ozark,” “Ratched,” “Emily in Paris,” and “The Flight Attendant” all enjoyed multiple nods.

Last year’s ceremony saw the Best Picture prizes to Sam Mendes’ “1917” (Drama) and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (Musical or Comedy”), both of which went on to earn Oscar nominations in the double digits. Television winners included “Succession” for Best Television Drama (a win it would repeat at the Emmys) and “Fleabag” for Best Television Musical or Comedy.

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