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The Best And Worst Moments Of This Year's Golden Globe Awards
Last night our favorite boozy, irreverent and snarky award show returned to Beverly Hills. Here are a few of our favorite (and cringiest) moments from the show.
Leo vs. Lady Gaga
The moment of the night was Lady Gaga running into Leonardo DiCaprio on her way to make an acceptance speech for her best actress win for American Horror Story. DiCaprio's face, which seemed to say "excuse you," allegedly broke the internet:
MOMENT OF THE NIGHT #LEOVSGAGA #GIF911 #GOLDENGLOBES pic.twitter.com/hOMjjeSLQG— Michelle Collins (@michcoll) January 11, 2016
DiCaprio, who later won his second Golden Globe for The Revenant, explained to Entertainment Tonight that he was caught off guard, "I just didn't know what was passing me—that's all!"
Golden Globes recognizes shows you're not watching
The best and worst part of the Golden Globes is that it lacks the sheen and gravitas of other shows. Congrats on your best actor win Matt Damon, but on what planet is The Martian considered a comedy? (He knows.) But because they're not the premier award show for movies or TV, they're not afraid to offer up awards to fresh faces or shows that hadn't been getting a lot of attention, like Mozart in the Jungle which won best TV series in the musical or comedy category. Rachel Bloom—a dark horse in a best actress category that included Jamie Lee Curtis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lily Tomlin—milked her moment in the sun with a manic speech worthy of her Crazy Ex-Girlfriend character.
We are not the only ones hoping this minute of fame will encourage folks to check out the brilliant TV musical on the CW.
Hollywood racism gets called out
America Ferrera and Eva Longoria clapped back to being mistaken for other Latina actresses in Hollywood (including by the Golden Globes social media team) while presenting an award:
MTV Australia tweeted and then quickly deleted an awful joke about how they couldn't understand Longoria and Ferrera.
Taraji takes all the time she needs
Taraji P. Henson gave an acceptance speech worthy of Empire's Cookie Lyon herself when she won an award for best actress in a TV drama. She passed out cookies on her way to the stage, and then he did not appreciate being told to wrap it up:
How to lose
Aziz of Master of None had a pretty good gag set up (though Tambor lost out to Gael Garcia Bernal in Mozart in the Jungle):
Even if you didn't win the #GoldenGlobes Award, you won the Internet tonight Aziz Ansari. pic.twitter.com/9F0RkClIxn— E! News (@enews) January 11, 2016
Mel Gibson doesn't quite stage a comeback
Ricky Gervais and Mel Gibson made a lot of uncomfortable jokes about each other:
Sly takes too long to thank the writer/director behind his comeback
It looked like Sly Stallone remembered to thank his imaginary friend Rocky but forgot to thank the writer/director Ryan Coogler and his co-star Michael B. Jordan.
It turns out he did but as a bit of an afterthought.
JLaw and Amy Schumer want you to get off your phone
JLaw and Amy Schumer had some great repartee on stage that included Schumer dropping the C-word:
But Lawrence got a little snappy backstage with a reporter who had the nerve to look at his phone while asking her a question:
Jennifer Lawrence calls out a reporter for not looking up from his phone. #GoldenGlobes #backstage https://t.co/anWeQCsIL6— Variety (@Variety) January 11, 2016
Denzel Washington won the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award, received a standing ovation and brought out the whole fam on stage. But it's his cringe-face during a Jamie Foxx joke that will live on:
When you remember tomorrow is Monday and the #GoldenGlobes are over. pic.twitter.com/OJLCicvDgg— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 11, 2016
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