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All Shook Up
Late-night hosts on Wednesday took up the case of Mike Lindell, the chief executive of MyPillow and a staunch Trump supporter, who has made baseless claims of widespread election fraud involving Dominion Voting Systems, a voting machine vendor. When he made those same accusations this week on Newsmax, the anchor Bob Sellers tried to shut the interview down and then walked off camera, as Lindell’s comments were a legal concern for the conservative news network.
Trevor Noah explained that in January, “Dominion finally told Newsmax, ‘Yo, if you don’t get our name out of your mouth, we’re going to sue your channel 349 [expletive] network into oblivion.’ And based on what happened yesterday, when Lindell tried to go back on Newsmax, the network is taking that threat seriously.”
“Sacha Baron Cohen was nominated for Best Actor for his movie ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,’ but poor Rudy Giuliani was snubbed for his brilliant turn, acting like he was just tucking in his shirt.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“For the first time in Globes history, more of its Best Director noms went to women than to men. It’s the greatest show of support the entertainment industry has given to women since Monday, when someone tried to change the sign to ‘Hollyboob.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT
“And for the first time ever, there are more female directors nominated than male directors, which will make it especially painful when the Globe is given to a male director.” — JIMMY KIMMEL
“Now unfortunately, there were also some glaring snubs, including a complete shutout in the Best Drama category for Black-led films like Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and George C. Wolfe’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.’ Once again, Black filmmakers get the shaft, which is doubly insulting, since there’s already at least five ‘Shafts.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT
The Bits Worth Watching
Samantha Bee dove deep into the latest with Reddit users, Robinhood and the “stonk” market.
What We’re Excited About on Thursday Night
The performance artist and influencer Alok Vaid-Menon will appear on Thursday’s “A Little Late With Lilly Singh.”