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From #TimesUp to Oprah to what we thought of the winners, a rundown of the Golden Globe Awards

On this week's State of the Arts, Amanda Parris and Peter Knegt discuss last night's big awards show.

On this week's State of the Arts, Amanda Parris and Peter Knegt discuss last night's big awards show

Peter Knegt and Amanda Parris host State of the Arts, CBC Arts' weekly Facebook Live discussion about what's happening in the world of arts and culture. (Jeff Hume)

Every Monday, CBC Arts runs down the latest arts and culture news on State of the Arts, a live chat between our very own Amanda Parris, Peter Knegt and Romeo Candido. And for our first edition of the new year, it was all about the Golden Globes.

In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

While Romeo was regrettably absent this week (though he did manage to troll the comments anyway), Amanda and Peter went over last night's big show, discussing everything from the winners and losers, the atmosphere in the wake of the sexual harassment scandals and — of course — Oprah Winfrey bringing down the house with her already legendary speech.

Watch below:

Watch State of the Arts live every Monday on CBC Arts' Facebook page.

About the Author

Peter Knegt has worked for CBC Arts since 2016, writing the LGBTQ-culture column Queeries (winner of the 2019 Digital Publishing Award for best digital column in Canada) and spearheading the launch and production of series Canada's a Drag and interactive project Superqueeroes, both of which received 2020 Canadian Screen Award nominations. Beyond CBC, Knegt is also a stand-up comedian, the filmmaker of numerous short films and the author of the book About Canada: Queer Rights. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter with the same obvious handle: @peterknegt.

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