Snoop Dogg Mispronounces Golden Globe Nominees’ Names

“Been Aff-fleck. Ben Affleck, my fault. Sorry bout that Ben.”

Whoever had Snoop Dogg announce the Golden Globe nominations this morning deserves an award of their own.

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The 50-year-old read off names in a manner that can only be described as “high performance art” (yes, pun intended), mispronouncing names like Ben Affleck and Denis Villeneuve.

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The Dune director’s name became Denis Villenueva, but it was the pronunciation of Ben’s name as “Been Aff-fleck” that really took the cake.

.@SnoopDogg’s dramatic reading of Kenneth Branagh and Been Affleck should get a Golden Globe nomination. Consider this my write-in ballot.

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“Been Aff-fleck. Ben Affleck, my fault. Sorry bout that Ben,” the rapper said with a light chuckle.

The multi-hyphenate also struggled to pronounce Belfast star Ciarán Hinds, first calling him “Karan Hinds” and later settling on “Karen Hinds.”

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The actor’s name is actually pronounced as Kee-rawn.

The hilarious mispronunciations quickly became Twitter fodder for equally hilarious reactions and memes.

The Golden Globes just brought on Snoop Dogg to announce this morning’s nominations…. I can’t. Camp!

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Sorry, the Golden Globes barely exist this year, but Snoop Dogg reading the nominations is pure comedy. Dennis Villenueva is my new favorite director.

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According to Variety, the awards show — which has been mired in controversy following a lack of diversity in nominations last year — hoped to get a movie or TV star to announce nominations, but landed on Snoop who’s supposedly a “friend” to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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Despite hosting the nominations, the actor and entrepreneur has previously called out awards ceremonies like the Emmys for their lack of inclusion. “Then u wonder why I say fuck all these bullshit ass award shows they not for us Emmy these nuts in ya mouth,” he wrote on Instagram in September.

Regardless, it looks like both Snoop and the Golden Globes were happy to collaborate. I know I am!

Thanks to @SnoopDogg for helping us announce the 79th annual #GoldenGlobes nominations!

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Source: BuzzFeed – Celebrity

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