Local boy Chris Evans attended the 73rd Golden Globe Awards Sunday to present Spotlight as a contender for Best Picture–Drama. It was fitting, as the movie–based on The Boston Globe’s unearthing of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal–was filmed and set in Evans’s hometown.
And he said so in his speech: “[The Spotlight Team’s] year-long Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation rocked my hometown of Boston to its core.”
As soon as Evans mentioned his roots, Twitter users launched into a commentary spree: Chris Evans is from Boston?! Chris Evans is from Boston.
The Twitter reactions–part jokes, part people analyzing his voice, part superfans freaking out about Evans’s general existence–were as follows:
Chris Evans is from Boston? It’s weird that Captain America has never drunkenly screamed, “You think you’re better than me?” at a Nazi. — Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman) January 11, 2016
Chris Evans, yr Boston boy, probs helped a girl in black pants and a tube top puke on the B line at some point in his life, g’bless — Pixie Casey (@pixie_casey) January 11, 2016
What would a discussion of Boston actors be without a nod to the Kings?
“It should have been me.” – Ben Affleck watching Chris Evans intro a movie about Boston #GoldenGlobes — Michelle Markowitz (@michmarkowitz) January 11, 2016
that person who “wooed” when chris evans name dropped boston is matt damon — ⠀ (@reservoirdoges) January 11, 2016
Some people were into the Globes’s choice to have Evans present Spotlight.
CHRIS EVANS PRESENTING TGE MOVIE THAT TAKES PLACE IN BOSTON OMG — poe damnson (@steebrogers) January 11, 2016
“my hometown boston” YES CHRIS REPRESENT @ChrisEvans — jasmine (@deaclpool) January 11, 2016
Um, Chris Evans grew up in Boston, so therfore he can present this film? So could 50 million other people #GoldenGlobes — Thomas Riest (@ThomaasC) January 11, 2016
And, most of all, everyone spent a lot of time thinking about the way Evans pronounced things.
Chris Evans: “Rocked my hometown of Boston to its core.” Me: “That’s pronounced ‘coah’.” #GoldenGlobes — Leah Cornish (@Leah617) January 11, 2016
Chris Evans speaking in a Boston accent to me until I die — Proma (@promawhatup) January 11, 2016
Chris Evans sounds like he’s spent a shitload of money to get rid of his Boston accent. #GoldenGlobes — erin lynn o’connor (@erinoface) January 11, 2016
Is Chris Evans trying to play up a Boston accent right now? Is that the whole bit? — Sam Power (@write_errant) January 11, 2016