The “Oscars’ rowdier, tipsier, weirder cousin” – a.k.a. the Golden Globes – returned for its 76th edition, bringing with it plenty of unforgettable pop culture moments as always. There was a mock proposal, some truly shock wins, and even a shoutout to Satan. Here, Savoir Flair recaps the seven moments worth knowing.
Rhymes with Witch
This one made headlines even before the actual awards ceremony kicked off! It was reported that This Is Us star Chrissy Metz – unaware that her mic was still on – referred to Glow actress Alison Brie as a “b*tch” during her interview on the red carpet. Metz took to Twitter to deny it, saying that the story was “completely fabricated”.
In complete contrast to previous hosts such as Ricky Gervais and Seth Meyers, Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg – “the two nicest people in show business” – managed to make audiences worldwide laugh by hurling faux insults at the nominees in attendance. They couldn’t, however, help take a dig at the fact that Emma Stone played a character of Hawaiian and Asian heritage in Aloha by praising Crazy Rich Asians for being “the first studio film with an Asian American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha”. Stone was heard screaming “I’m sorry!” from the audience.
Is Time Really Up?
The night had no shortage of surprise wins, with Bohemian Rhapsody winning over A Star Is Born in the Best Motion Picture – Drama category, and Glenn Close beating Lady Gaga in the Best Actress – Drama category. What’s causing a stir, however, is the fact that Bryan Singer won two top honors as Rami Malek won Best Actor – Drama for his depiction of Freddie Mercury. The Bohemian Rhapsody director is currently facing multiple allegations of sexual assault, and was incidentally left out of all acceptance speeches and related celebrations.
(Fiji) Water, Water Everywhere
Practically every edition of the Golden Globes brings with it unexpected moments, but what no one could’ve predicted is just how much attention Fiji would get as a result of the “Fiji water girl” photobombing just about every star on the red carpet – and looking downright regal doing it. Of course, it was only a matter of time until a spoof Twitter account was created in her honor, and it has already accumulated 347 followers.
— FIJI Water Girl 💧 (@watergirlGG) January 7, 2019
Take a Vow
No amount of orchestra music could silence Regina King on stage (who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk) as she pledged that every project she produces would be 50 percent women. “I’m going to use my platform right now to say in the next two years, everything that I produce – I’m making a vow and it’s going to be tough – to make sure that everything that I produce is 50 percent women. And I just challenge anyone out there, anyone out there who is in a position of power – not just in our industry, in all industries. I challenge you to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”
Thank U, Satan
When it comes to acceptance speeches, we’ve seen celebrities thank everyone from their spouses and parents to peers and God, but never Satan – until now. Christian Bale, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice, wrapped up his acceptance speech by saying, “Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role.”
Will You Marry Me?
We may not remember his name, but we still remember ‘that guy’ who proposed to his girlfriend at the 2018 Emmy Awards. Of course, Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler took their few minutes as presenters to poke fun at that unforgettable moment by staging a mock proposal. Can they please be declared the hosts of the 2019 Oscars already?