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Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler are seen in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 28, 2021

Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler are seen in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 28, 2021

Hosts Tina Fey (L) and Amy Poehler are seen in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards, in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 28, 2021

The Golden Globes suffered a number of technical mishaps as the ceremony went virtual for the first time.

Things got off to a shaky start as the first prize of the evening was given to Daniel Kaluuya for his role in Judas And The Black Messiah but his acceptance speech, delivered over Zoom from his home, was inaudible.

Presenter Laura Dern looked mortified as she said: “As you can see, we unfortunately have a bad connection.

We apologise for that technical problem and send all of our congratulations to Daniel on his Golden Globe win.”

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Emma Corrin accepts the Best Television Actress - Drama Series award for "The Crown" via video from Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Emma Corrin accepts the Best Television Actress - Drama Series award for "The Crown" via video from Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Anya Taylor-Joy reacts via video after being announced winner of the Best Actress - Television Motion Picture award for "The Queen's Gambit," in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Anya Taylor-Joy reacts via video after being announced winner of the Best Actress - Television Motion Picture award for "The Queen's Gambit," in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Christopher Polk/NBC Handout via REUTERS

Taylor Simone Ledward accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" on behalf of her late husband Chadwick Boseman in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Taylor Simone Ledward accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" on behalf of her late husband Chadwick Boseman in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Actor Dan Levy in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Actor Dan Levy in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Gillian Anderson, with Olivia Colman, accepts the Best Actress in a Television Supporting Role for "The Crown" in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Gillian Anderson, with Olivia Colman, accepts the Best Actress in a Television Supporting Role for "The Crown" in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC via Reuters

The Crown's Josh O'Connor was a winner 
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The Crown's Josh O'Connor was a winner NBC Handout via REUTERS

Margot Robbie arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Margot Robbie arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Sacha Baron Cohen, with Isla Fisher, accepts the Best Picture - Musical/Comedy award for "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" 
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Sacha Baron Cohen, with Isla Fisher, accepts the Best Picture - Musical/Comedy award for "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" NBC Handout via REUTERS

Amy Poehler arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Amy Poehler arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Daniel Kaluuya at the Golden Globes (HFPA)

Daniel Kaluuya at the Golden Globes (HFPA)

Angela Bassett arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Angela Bassett arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Jamie Lee Curtis arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Kate Hudson in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
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Kate Hudson in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Awkwafina in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
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Awkwafina in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Rich Polk/NBC Handout via REUTERS

Jason Sudeikis, winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Ted Lasso" in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
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Jason Sudeikis, winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Ted Lasso" in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (in characters as Barb and Star) at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California
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Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo (in characters as Barb and Star) at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California NBC Handout via REUTERS

Amy Poehler at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
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Amy Poehler at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Renee Zellweger at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California
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Renee Zellweger at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California NBC Handout via REUTERS

Joaquin Phoenix at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills
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Joaquin Phoenix at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills NBC Handout via REUTERS

Jodie Foster, winner of Best Supporting Actress Motion picture for "The Mauritanian" and her wife Alexandra Hedison
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Jodie Foster, winner of Best Supporting Actress Motion picture for "The Mauritanian" and her wife Alexandra Hedison NBC Handout via REUTERS

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards 
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Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

Gillian Anderson the Best Actress in a Television Supporting Role for "The Crown" 
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Gillian Anderson the Best Actress in a Television Supporting Role for "The Crown" 021 NBC via Reuters

Margot Robbie at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills
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Margot Robbie at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills NBC Handout via REUTERS

Cynthia Erivo arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Cynthia Erivo arrives at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Sterling K Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson addressed a lack of diversity among Golden Globes voters (HFPA/PA)

Sterling K Brown and Susan Kelechi Watson addressed a lack of diversity among Golden Globes voters (HFPA/PA)

Nominee John Boyega for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

Nominee John Boyega for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

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Emma Corrin accepts the Best Television Actress - Drama Series award for "The Crown" via video from Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon in this handout photo from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards NBC Handout via REUTERS

However, the broadcast eventually returned to the British star as his sound returned and he joked: “You’re doing me dirty! Is this on? Can you hear me now?”

He then launched into his full speech, quoting late rapper Nipsey Hussle, saying: “We’re here to give ’til we’re empty.”

The show was presented by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who hosted from New York and Los Angeles respectively.

While the broadcast stitched the pair together so it appeared they were standing on the same stage, some audio problems stopped it being completely seamless.

While introducing Norman Lear, who won the Carol Burnett award, an apparent audio delay meant Fey announced him while Poehler was still speaking.

There were also some issues with wrapping up winners during their acceptance speeches.

While it is often customary for the orchestra to start to play to indicate to a winner they should be wrapping up, this tactic did not work so well through the medium of Zoom.

While the wrapping-up music was audible to viewers at home, it did not seem to be to the winners as they delivered their speeches, resulting in a number of performers delivering their thanks and words of hope as loud music was played over the top.

However the Zoom set-up did allow for some unexpected moments, giving viewers an insight into the banter between the nominees.

Don Cheadle signalled to Jason Sudeikis to wrap up after his speech started to ramble, while Olivia Colman could be seen enjoying the presence of Emma Corrin’s cat and Sarah Paulson’s dog as they waited for their category to be announced.

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