While the Golden Globes are about recognizing and awarding creative talent, let’s admit it: it’s those awkward and hilarious moments that we still remember long after. In honor of our shameless indulgence in said moments, Savoir Flair rounds up the ultimate GIFs, goofs, and spoofs – and one highly memorable moment – from last night’s awards show.
Move over, Mariah. 2017 has been taken over by a new wave of genius GIFs.
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No major awards show would be complete without the obligatory goofs that will have you squeezing your eyes shut in horror – enter: Jenna Bush, who confused Fences (the adaptation of the August Wilson play) with Hidden Figures (a film about the African-American women who helped NASA win the space race) when interviewing Pharrell Williams. His reaction? Well, that side-eye essentially speaks for itself.
“you’re nominated for Hidden Fences” pic.twitter.com/7My6dtEkbG
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 9, 2017
Other Noteworthy Mentions?
When the announcer accidentally introduced actor Hugh Grant, saying, “Now a Golden Globe winner tonight for Florence Foster Jenkins, Hugh Grant.” Confusion ensued, both in the audience and amongst viewers worldwide, as the incident occurred before Grant’s category of “best actor in a comedy or musical” was announced. Ironically, Ryan Gosling ended up winning the award for La La Land later in the evening.
Am I the only one that heard the announcer introduce Hugh Grant as a #GoldenGlobes winner tonight even before they got to his category?!
— sharon helm (@sharon_helm) January 9, 2017
Fans of Ricky Gervais and his merciless roasts at previous editions of the Golden Globes may have found host Jimmy Fallon to be a bit on the bland side. In fact, he has already been described as “aggressively boring” by some in the media. Having said that, his parody of La La Land, which just broke the record after winning seven awards, is still one of our favorite moments of the night.
The speech that will be talked about for days to come, courtesy of Cecil B. Demille Award-winner Meryl Streep. You’ll see why around the three-minute mark.