Who says awards shows are dull?
The 77th annual Golden Globes had plenty of tongues wagging on Sunday night thanks to Ricky Gervais’ shocking opening monologue, Tom Hanks’ expressive face (and tear-jerking speech) and Jason Momoa’s muscle shirt.
And here are 10 of the most viral moments that you missed.
1. Ricky Gervais gives a savage monologue. The acerbic five-time Globes host didn’t pull any punches in his opening monologue, such as claiming the A-listers in the audience were all friends with Jeffrey Epstein, and would happily work for a streaming service — even if it was run by ISIS. He also mocked Felicity Huffman’s stint in jail for the college-admissions scandal, and Martin Scorsese taking swings at Marvel blockbusters, not to mention roasting Apple AAPL, +0.14%, Disney DIS, -1.28% and Amazon AMZN, +0.69%.
And the kicker: telling the Hollywood elites that, “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So if you win, come up accept your little award, thank your agent, and your god and f*** off.”
2. Move over, Baby Yoda: Tom Hanks reacting to Gervais’ monologue gives 2020 its new meme. The wholesome star, who plays Mr. Rogers in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Globes on Sunday. And while his tearful acceptance speech didn’t leave a dry eye in the house (or the homes of anyone watching), his most memorable moments of the night arguably came during Gervais’ monologue. The camera caught Hanks making a few reaction faces that went viral.
3. Patricia Arquette ignores Ricky Gervais and gets political. While accepting the award for best supporting actress in a TV series for her role in Hulu’s “The Act,” Arquette voiced her concerns about the country being “on the brink of war” with Iran. “The United States of America, a President tweeting out a threat of 52 bombs including cultural sites. Young people risking their lives traveling across the world,” she said. “People not knowing if bombs are going to drop on their kids heads and the continent of Australia on fire.” She then called on the audience to vote in 2020.
4. Michelle Williams gives a passionate pro-choice speech. While accepting her Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie win for “Fosse/Verdon,” Williams urged women to vote for less restrictive laws on abortion. “We live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my faith, and you are free to live by yours,” she said. And she noted that she is “grateful to have lived at a moment in our society when choice exists, because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice.”
She also urged women ages 18 to 118 to vote “in your own self-interest,” adding, “It’s what men have been doing for years.”
5. Jason Momoa turns the Globes into the gun show… While the Golden Globes red carpet is often more fun and relaxed than the more posh Oscars, Jason Momoa still raised plenty of eyebrows by wearing a black tank top to the black tie affair. Better yet — the “Aquaman” star was sitting near Apple CEO Tim Cook, so the sartorial contrast was priceless. (He reportedly gave his green, velvet jacket to wife Lisa Bonet.)
6. …and Kerry Washington says “hold my beer.” But while Momoa may have bared his arms, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington bared everything else: rocking a black blazer with nothing underneath it except a diamond harness, paired with a black satin skirt with sky-high slit from Altuzarra.
7. Kate McKinnon gives Ellen Degeneres a heartfelt introduction for the books. The “SNL” funnywoman gave a sweet, show-stealing intro for Degeneres, who was receiving the Carol Burnett Award. Her voice broke once or twice as she highlighted the talk show host’s bold move to come out as gay on “Ellen” in 1997.
“Am I gay? And I was. And I still am… and the only thing that made it less risky was seeing Ellen on TV,” McKinnon said. “If I hadn’t seen her on TV, I would have thought ‘I could never be on TV. They don’t let LGBT people be on TV.’ And more than that, I would have gone on thinking that I was an alien and that I maybe didn’t have a right to be here.”
8. The “Joker” got played off after rambling, obscenity-laced speech. Joaquin Phoenix scored best actor in a drama film for “Joker,” which has broken box office records. And it seemed like he also nearly broke the network censor button with his scattered and heavily bleeped acceptance speech. “Contrary to popular belief, I don’t want to rock the boat. But the boat is f—— rocked,” he said in remarks that also included apologizing to “Joker” director Todd Phillips for being “such a pain in the ass.” He also touched on everything from the fires in Australia to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association offering a vegan menu at the Golden Globes. And then the music started playing him off, so he shamed his fellow celebrities who “take private jets to Palm Springs,” as he walked off. Chrissy Teigen summed up the reactions with her own meme:
9. Awkwafina makes herstory. The “Ocean’s 8” and “Crazy Rich Asians” star became the first woman of Asian descent to win for best actress in a comedy or musical motion picture on Sunday night. The first-time nominee scored the historic honor for her role in “The Farewell,” and she thanked the film’s writer-director Lulu Wang for giving her “the chance of a lifetime.” She also dedicated her award to her father, saying, “I told you I’d get a job, dad.”
10. Brad Pitt tells Leonardo DiCaprio “I would’ve shared the raft.” The bromance was strong between the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” co-stars at the Globes. While Pitt was picking up his best supporting actor award for the Tarantino film, he thanked his co-star — whom he referred to as “LDC” — saying, “He’s an all star, he’s a gent, and I wouldn’t be here without you, man. Pitt then landed a “Titanic” joke: “Still, I would’ve shared the raft.” (That refers to DiCaprio’s character dying in the icy waters at the end of James Cameron’s 1997 epic, of course; there’s been endless debate as to whether his character could have fit into the makeshift raft that his surviving love interest played by Kate Winslet floated on.)