Never underestimate the internet's ability to latch on to any small occurrence at a major award show and turn it into something both vastly unnecessary and exceptionally funny. Such was the case with the 2020 Golden Globes which, hosted by legendary funny-man and notoriously scathing Ricky Gervais, certainly didn't disappoint on the entertainment front.
As soon as Gervais took to the stage with the opening monologue, audiences at home were reeling from his witty remarks, while those in the audience did their best to hide their looks of embarrassment. Fortunately for the rest of us, these actors didn't do enough to hide their reaction and as a result, we've been blessed with some great memes already.
With meme culture stronger than ever in 2020, the 77th Golden Globes saw the internet's most talented reactionaries poised and ready to make the most out of the evening's most memorable moments, whether they took place on the stage, at the tables, or on the red carpet.
Here are the funniest moments from the evening.
Tom Hanks reacts to Ricky Gervais' opening monologue
Known to push buttons, Gervais didn't hold back in his opening monologue, firing jokes at the expense of Jeffrey Epstein, The Two Popes and of course, the train wreck that has been the Cats movie. To clarify, the movie has scored just 2.8 on IMDB and attracted a slew of scathing reviews. But clearly the jokes made by Gervais were a little too much for some, and Tom Hanks' reaction could probably serve as the image for just how everyone in attendance was feeling.
“The people in Bird Box survive by not seeing a thing. Similar to those who worked with Harvey Weinstein.”-ricky gervais at the #GoldenGlobes this year. pic.twitter.com/2WojzdcQWE— Sam (@CorneliaSt13th) 6 January 2020
The Irishman is clearly too long
Despite its stellar cast and incredible direction led by none other than Martin Scorsese, the main criticism most had towards The Irishman regarded its length. For those who haven't sat down to watch the film, it's no easy feat with a running time of three hours and thirty minutes. That's the kind of thing that requires numerous intervals and an armful of snacks just to make it through alive. Wary of this, Gervais made sure all those in attendance were aware of just how long the film was.
A '90s flashback of celebs
To look at the red carpet and those attending the Golden Globes was to revel in a serious dose of '90s nostalgia. From stars like Sienna Miller, Rachel Bilson of The O.C. and Hollywood regulars like Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, it wasn't so much a young crowd as it was one of older actors that have since made a legacy in Hollywood. Those watching from their homes were quick to note the flashback of sorts, and this meme of a young DiCaprio and Pitt alongside their 2020 selves was really on the nose. Some things just never change.
Brad Pitt's love for Leonardo DiCaprio
And because everyone loves a bromance, fans were quick to pounce on the words of affirmation Brad Pitt lavished on co-star Leonardo DiCaprio after winning the award for Best Supporting actor for Once Upon A Time...in Hollywood. Not only did Pitt make a reference to Titanic by saying, "I'd have shared my raft with you," he also gave everyone a new nickname for Leo - LDC.
Jason Momoa wearing a tank top at the Golden Globes table
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