The Top 10 Best Moments from the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Cue Beyoncé‘s “Run the World (Girls)” because tonight’s Golden Globes ceremony was all about the the ladies. Celebrities graced the red carpet in all black in honor of the powerful #TimesUp movement, which calls for putting an end to sexual harassment and letting voices finally be heard, so you can bet that it was a night in solidarity of women around the world joining forces. So let’s keep the fierce female energy going with all of tonight’s most star-studded moments:
1. Big Little Lies & The Handmaid’s Tale Win BIG.
Not only were celebrities in support of the movement, but many were also honored for their movie and TV show roles that brought awareness to sexual assault and men’s abuse of power, like the HBO mini-series Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale, two shows that took home multiple Golden Globes. Big Little Lies took home four awards, while The Handmaid’s Tale scored two. Nicole Kidman, who portrayed a victim of domestic violence on Big Little Lies, and won for Best Actress, used her speech to talk about the importance of her character in light of the sexual misconduct circling Hollywood.
2. Seth Meyers slams Harvey Weinstein in opening monologue.
All the awareness surrounding the industry’s sexual misconduct began early on — like, opening-monologue early. Host Seth Meyers took every opportunity (as he should) to slam Harvey Weinstein during his opening monologue. He even went so far as to say that Harvey would likely be booed in 20 years during his ‘In Memoriam’…
3. Natalie Portman slams all-male director category.
On the subject of totally non-subtle callouts that gave us LIFE, Natalie Portman took some time to throw some noticeable shade while presenting alongside Ron Howard for the Best Director category… which just so happened to be an “all-male” category, mind you.
Although this caused a wave of silence and what was probably the entire audience thinking, “SHE WENT THERE,” leave it to Twitter to generate the actual out-loud reactions, praising Natalie for having some seriously large “cojones,” if you know what we mean. Celebs like Gina Rodriguez, Shonda Rhimes, Amber Tamblyn and Matt McGorry all tweeted out in approval for her comment, rightfully so.
4. Jennifer Aniston & Carol Burnett get kinky.
Two of America’s most beloved comedic actresses, Jennifer Aniston and Carol Burnett, presented the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy Television Series, when the two took some time to enlighten the audience with a little comedic relief… and, let’s just say things. Got. KINKY.
Jen even asked Carol if she could touch her famous ear from her years of presenting her long-running TV show, The Carol Burnett Show, in which she’d always sign off with a tug of her left ear, which was a secret family signal to her grandmother.
5. Sterling K. Brown — the first black male to win Best Actor category.
One actor who’s managed to make us feel things we didn’t quite know possible every week for the last year is Sterling K. Brown, known for his leading role on This is Us; he took home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama/TV Series, but even more noteworthy is the fact that he was also the first black man EVER to win in this category. And, just FYI, his acting role isn’t the only time that calls for some serious tissues…
6. Aziz Ansari — the first Indian-American actor to win Best Actor in Comedy TV series.
The Golden Globes were full of many other historic moments. On top of Sterling K. Brown’s iconic win as the first black actor to win a TV drama award, Aziz Ansari became the next actor to have an equally extraordinary title next to his win for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series — Musical or Comedy.
Not only is this his first Golden Globe, this is also the first win for an Indian-American actor. The other best part about this? Aziz wasn’t even expecting this win because of the Internet’s predictions.
7. James Franco wins and wouldn’t let Tommy Wiseau speak.
Okay, now we know James Franco winning an award was a pretty big pretty deal, but Tommy Wiseau kinda stole the spotlight for a brief moment when he tried to beat James to the microphone.
8. Hugh Jackman’s shocked face.
Of course, how could we just ignore the face Hugh Jackman made as James picked up his award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy?
Im Hugh Jackman watching James Franco win best actor pic.twitter.com/TXqa9yNdLa
— katie ✨ (@katieenallen) January 8, 2018
He’s just shook.
9. Celebs said hi to Oprah before their speeches.
Before we go into the very best moment of the night, our next one is a tiny compilation of actors who were just shook by Oprah‘s presence in the front row. Rachel Brosnahan was the first to say hi to Kween Oprah and did so in the middle of her acceptance speech, but it was Sterling who acknowledged our President at the beginning of his speech and it’s safe to say Oprah was pretty entertained by that.
Honestly, we’re surprised no one else did that because how could you just go up on stage and NOT acknowledge the big O? Even Seth did it during his opening monologue!
10. Oprah’s ground-breaking speech and prestigious award win.
And now, the time has come for our final best moment. We wish we could just insert Oprah’s entire acceptance speech because she’s basically announcing her campaign for presidency. However, we will say her speech was filled with SO much inspiration that there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
So, what did you guys think of our list of best moments? Were there any moments you think we missed that should’ve been mentioned? Let us know in the comment section below!