Award season can be tiresome. Ceremonies like The Golden Globes and The Academy Awards drag on for three hours of ad-breaks, actors patting each other on the backs and lists of ‘thank yous’ longer than your list of New Year’s resolutions.
Among the procedures and pomp there are often some genuinely hilarious and heartfelt moments. To save you from watching a live-stream of this year’s Golden Globes, we’ve put together a selection of all the best on-stage moments from the celebrities that graced our screens with their presence.
Featuring a number of upsets and some genuinely transcendent moments, this year's Golden Globes went pretty much as expected... as in, nothing went the way anyone thought it was going to.
Ricky Gervais' Opening Monologue
Stating that this was his last time hosting The Golden Globes, Ricky Gervais whipped out his trademark blunt comedy and really went for broke. His set included jokes about Jeffrey Epstein, pedophiles and sweat shops before completing roasting the whole of Hollywood for pretending to be 'woke'.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Charming Britishness
The woman of 2019 rolls into the New Year with charming, self-deprecating britishness. While thanking her co-star Andrew Scott, she compared herself with a pebble...
#PhoebeWallerBridge thanks co-star #AndrewScott in her acceptance speech#GoldenGlobes #DubaiOneTv#Dubai1AwardSeason #Dubai1GoldenGlobes https://t.co/NnPmGktVM6 pic.twitter.com/9upmw7OjHc— Dubai One (@DubaiOneTV) 6 January 2020
Kate Mckinnon Gets Emotional Presenting Ellen With The Carol Burnett Award
The SNL star shared her own personal journey as a gay woman in America and how Ellen showed her that she wasn't alone.
Kate McKinnon's speech to Ellen DeGeneres was beautiful and perfect for the Carol Burnett award, and perfect for ANY speech. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/1at7sCXoWj— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) 6 January 2020
Sacha Baron Cohen Roasts Zuckerberg
While introducing the film Jo Jo Rabbit, the Borat star managed to slide in a well timed dig at the Zuck.
Ansel Elgort Decided To Sing His Presentation... And Dakota Fanning Lost It
Dakota Fanning's reaction to Ansel Elgort pretty much sums up all of our reactions to celebs being weird during award season.
Sam Mendes Upsets Some Of The GOATs
The 1917 director surprised the world by upsetting a stacked Best Director group which included maestro Bong Joon Ho, Joker director Todd Phillips and the heavyweights of the film, Martin Scorcese and Quentin Tarantino. The look on Mendes' face says it all...
.@antoniobanderas and #HelenMirren present Best Director - Motion Picture to #SamMendes for @1917.#GoldenGlobes #DubaiOneTv#Dubai1AwardSeason #Dubai1GoldenGlobes https://t.co/NnPmGktVM6 pic.twitter.com/skJbRcAiu1— Dubai One (@DubaiOneTV) 6 January 2020
Tom Hanks Delivers Emotional And Inspiring Speech
Receiving the Cecille B. DeMille award, Tom Hanks delivered a vast speech revering some of Hollywood's greatest icons and providing advise for any up-and-coming actors in the biz. His speech starts at 6:30.
Brad Pitt Explains Why He Couldn't Bring His Mum
Brad Pitt proved once again that he is the coolest man on the planet while thanking his parents and imploring everyone to be a little kinder. The best moment was courtesy of the cameraman who zeroed in on Jennifer Aniston's face for some classic 90's drama.
"I wanted to bring my mom, but I couldn't, because anyone I stand next to they say I'm dating. It'd just be awkward..." - Brad Pitt#GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/PtWWm6HutT— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) 6 January 2020