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Snoop Dogg Has Fans Howling After Mispronouncing Ben Affleck's Name During Golden Globe Nominations

Snoop Dogg Has Fans Howling After Mispronouncing Ben Affleck's Name During Golden Globe Nominations
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The internet was in stitches after rapper Snoop Dogg mispronounced Ben Affleck's surname while announcing the first half of the nominations for this year's Golden Globes.

Early Monday morning in Los Angeles, Hollywood Foreign Press President Helen Hoehner gave the rapper the stage, saying, “And now to help me announce the 79th Annual Golden Globe nominees, please welcome a special guest… Snoop Dogg.”

The "Gang Signs" rapper graced the press with his appearance donning Locs sunglasses and a red beanie with the word, "Murder Was The Case"—a nod to one of his hit songs—stitched across the front.

When it came to presenting some of the more difficult nominations with foreign names, he managed to pull it off–including the surnames of Belfast director, Kenneth Branaugh and The French Dispatch composer Alexandre Desplat.

He narrowly avoided butchering the names of Dune Director Denis Villeneuve–which became "Villeneuva"–and Belfast star Ciarán Hinds–which he pronounced as "Karan Hinds."

But what many people were cackling about was his mispronunciation of Ben Affleck–who was up for his performance in The Tender Bar.

When reading "Affleck," Snoop Dogg placed the wrong emPHAsis on the wrong syLLAble but then quickly gave it another try followed by an apology.

The 50-year-old announced:

“Best Performer by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Ben Uhffleck… Ben Affleck. My fault… sorry about that, Ben.”

Take a listen.

The internet was here for Snoop Dogg's "high-performance art," as touted by Buzzfeed News.






You can watch the full clip of the nominee announcements for the 2022 Golden Globes here.

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NBC will not be broadcasting the 2022 Golden Globes as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been reforming its organization since April after experiencing fallout for a lack of diversity in their membership as well as "questionable standards and conduct."

In May, NBC stated despite believing the HFPA was committed to "meaningful reform," they were aware a "change of this magnitude takes time and work," adding they felt "strongly the HFPA needs time to do it right."

"As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”