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Soul Or 'Sal'? Don Cheadle's Response To Tracy Morgan's Golden Globe Mistake Was A+

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Live television is a tricky thing. Events like the Golden Globe Awards can be a bit messy, and that's made especially true since tonight's ceremony is also a bicoastal digital event. Plenty of technical difficulties have occurred, starting from the very first category. Comedian Tracy Morgan had his own gaffe when revealing the winner for the Best Original Score, announcing it was "Sal" rather than the recent Disney+ masterpiece Soul. Luckily, actor Don Cheadle helped to relieve the tension with some A+ responses.

After each segment of this year's Golden Globes ceremony, we're shown a group of nominees conversing with each other via video call. Plenty of them have been awkward, as celebs adjust to this very strange way of meeting each other. After Tracy Morgan accidentally called Soul by the name "Sal", Don Cheadle was featured with other nominees poking fun at the mistake. Check it out below.

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I mean, how can you not love that guy? While we all felt collectively uncomfortable watching certain moments from the Golden Globe Awards, luckily there were also instances that let air out of the (virtual) room. And Don Cheadle poking fun about "Sal" winning for Best Score was both necessary and delightful. Mistakes happen, especially during this unprecedented type of event.

It turns out that Don Cheadle was kind of on a roll tonight while attending The Golden Globes from the safety of his home. Shortly after Tracy Morgan's Soul mistake, actor Jason Sudekeis won for his work on Ted Lasso. Sudekeis' speech was running a bit long, and Cheadle once again took the piss out the situation by motioning to his fellow nominee "wrap is it up." Check out that second iconic moment of the night below.

Give this guy a Golden Globes participation trophy. Don Cheadle is all of us, reacting organically to the deliciously awkward moments that occur during Awards Season. This year's ceremony doesn't include any celebrities getting drunk during on camera, but there are still going to be plenty of GIFs and memes that are already making their way online.

Don Cheadle is an actor known for his talent, as well as his charismatic personality. His sense of humor has been highlighted in projects like Ocean's Eleven and Avengers: Endgame, and it was extra charming for him to help joke about the awkwardness of this year's Golden Globe Awards. He may arguably be the MVP of the ceremony, aside from hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Don Cheadle was nominated for his work on Showtime's series Black Monday. This is his second acclaimed series on the network, after starring in House of Lies alongside Kristen Bell. Cheadle is also known for his time playing War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He was last seen in Avengers: Endgame, and it's currently unclear when Rhodey will return to our screens. But with so many projects coming down the line such as The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, perhaps he'll end up with a surprise appearance.

Don Cheadle's next movie is Space Jam: A New Legacy on July 16th. In the meantime, check out our 2021 release list to plan your next movie experience.

Corey Chichizola

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.