The 2017 Golden Globe Awards got off to an awkward start for host Jimmy Fallon thanks to a broken autocue.

Fallon was left to ad-lib on stage as he waited for a new monitor to be brought in, joking that he could "just make up the monologue".

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"Already, you have your Golden Globes moment," he said as he waited for producers to fix the issue.

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The late night host quickly recovered and slipped into his scripted monologue, welcoming guests to the event, saying: "This is the Golden Globes, one of the few places left where America still honours the popular vote."