In their first televised ceremony in two years, the Golden Globes were crazier than ever.
The notoriously unbuttoned awards had no shortage of memorable moments Tuesday night, from Eddie Murphy’s comical invocation of Will Smith’s Oscar flap to Regina Hall’s laughter over Kevin Costner’s absence. In his cutting monologue, host Jerrod Carmichael chastised the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for its diversity controversy, while Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” and Martin McDonagh’s “The Banshees of Inisherin” won the top film prizes for best drama and comedy, respectively.
Here are some other key moments from the 2023 show that you might have missed:
Jerrod Carmichael, the host of the Golden Globes, surprises everyone with Whitney Houston, and Tom Cruise cracks jokes.
Jerrod Carmichael was without a doubt the most unfiltered Globes host since Ricky Gervais, slamming everything from Will Smith’s infamous Oscar slap to Ye’s anti-Semitic remarks. Carmichael began by mentioning the Jewish director of “The Fabelmans,” Steven Spielberg.
“Congratulations on the success of ‘The Fabelmans.’ I saw it happen with Kanye and it changed everything for him “Carmichael burst out laughing. “That’s how good you are: you convinced Kanye West.”
However, not every joke was well received by the audience members at home and in the room. On Twitter, Carmichael was chastised for referring to the Beverly Hilton, where the show was held, as “the hotel that killed Whitney Houston.” His punchline about Shelly Miscavige, the high-profile Scientology member who hasn’t been seen in years, elicited gasps from the audience.
“Hey, guys, I found these backstage,” Carmichael said. “”These are the three Golden Globes to which Tom Cruise returned in protest of the show’s lack of diversity.” I’m just a host, but I have an idea: how about we trade these three items for the safe return of Shelly Miscavige?”
Jennifer Coolidge is bleeped and thanks the creator of ‘White Lotus’ for party invitations.
Jennifer Coolidge’s acceptance speech for best supporting actress for HBO’s “The White Lotus,” which wrapped its much-anticipated Season 2 last month, was the night’s funniest. Despite having much of her speech bleeped out, Coolidge managed to deliver a hilarious and heartfelt tribute to the people who helped her early in her career, including Ryan Murphy and Reese Witherspoon.
“As a younger (actor), I had such big dreams and expectations, but they kind of fizzled by life,” Coolidge said, adding that “White Lotus” creator Mike White gave her “hope” with the role of Tanya.
“You changed my life in a million ways,” Coolidge explained. “My neighbours are talking to me. I was never invited to a single party on the hill, but now everyone is.”
Michelle Yeoh, star of ‘Everything Everywhere,’ tells playoff music to’shut up.’
Michelle Yeoh won her first Golden Globe for best comedy actress for “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.” The Malaysian actress took her time at the podium to reflect on her 40-year career and her decision to come to the United States to try her luck in Hollywood.
“Until I arrived, it was a dream come true. Because look at this expression “Yeoh stated. “‘You speak English?’ said someone to me… ‘Yeah, the flight here was about 13 hours long, so I learned,’ I said.”
Yeoh, 60, went on to discuss how women’s opportunities are shrinking as they age, and how her multifaceted character in “Everything, Everything” was “the best gift.” When the Globes’ in-house pianist attempted to play her off stage, she received a round of applause from the audience.
Amanda Seyfried’s musical no-show excuse goes viral.
Many top-tier performers, including nominees Lady Gaga, Olivia Colman, and Brendan Fraser, did not attend the ceremony on Tuesday. Throughout the night, presenters attempted to explain why some winners were absent: Cate Blanchett and Zendaya were working, for example, while Kevin Costner was sheltering in place due to heavy rain and flooding in Southern California.
Amanda Seyfried, who won the Globe for best limited series actress for Hulu’s Elizabeth Holmes drama “The Dropout,” had the most bizarre excuse of the night.
“Amanda Seyfried is deep in the process of creating a musical and could not be here,” “Yellowstone” stars Cole Hauser and Mo Brings Plenty explained as they accepted the award on Seyfried’s behalf.
Almost immediately, Seyfried’s name began trending on Twitter, with users joking about the actress’ top-secret musical project. “Whatever musical Amanda Seyfried is working on better be Mamma Mia 3,” journalist Brittany Spanos tweeted, adding that it must be “a new musical based on M3GAN.”
Angela Bassett and Quinta Brunson deliver acceptance speeches while holding smartphones.
The days of nominees scribbling speeches on napkins in the hopes of winning later are long gone. Some of this year’s Golden Globe winners arrived with notes scribbled on their smartphones: “Who texted me?” As she walked onstage, Angela Bassett pulled out her phone to accept best supporting actress for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Quinta Brunson, star of “Abbott Elementary,” also flashed her phone to the audience while reading her speech for best actress in a comedy series.
“Oh, my God, my family is texting me right now,” Brunson smiled, before thanking “my group text, The Butts.”
Ke Huy Quan expresses gratitude to Steven Spielberg for his “first chance” at an emotional speech.
Following an emotional speech at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards last week, Ke Huy Quan delivered another touching onstage moment at the Golden Globes on Sunday, accepting best supporting actor for “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.”
The former child star began by thanking director Steven Spielberg, who gave him his breakthrough role in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” in 1984.
“I was raised to never forget where I came from and to never forget who gave me my first chance,” Quan explained. “I’m delighted to see Steven Spielberg here tonight. Thank you very much, Steven!”
Quan, too, was overcome with emotion as he reflected on the decades he struggled to find acting work as an adult before directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert cast him in “Everything, Everything.”
“I was afraid for many years that I had nothing more to offer; that no matter what I did, I would never surpass what I’d accomplished as a child.” “Quan said this while crying. “Thankfully, two guys remembered me more than 30 years later. They remembered that kid, and they gave me another chance.”