Golden Globes Highlights: PeeCee & Nick’s ‘Date Night’, Ricky’s Jokes Steal Limelight; Russell Crowe Skips Ceremony
A Star-Studded Night
From addressing climate change and the raging fires in Australia, to the increasing tensions between the US and Iran, Hollywood celebrities got political and took a strong stand on the happenings around the world.
Like every year, the night was running high on glamour and fashion. Jennifer Aniston and actress Reese Witherspoon who were nominated for their roles in television series ‘The Morning Show’, slayed in black and white ensembles respectively.
If you ended up missing the award show, fret not because we have got you covered. Here are the major highlights from the event.
A Hilarious Opening Monologue
The host started with poking fun at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). He then went on to take jibes at controversial figures Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein. He also offered a nuanced take on racism in Hollywood.
Gervais then took a dig at the tech giant Apple for ‘running sweatshops in China’, while talking about their new show. The TV personality ended his monologue by asking the stars not to give political speeches as they have spent ‘less time in school than Greta Thunberg’.
No points for guessing Gervais owned the night.
PeeCee And Nick’s Date Night
The two were seen indulging in a lover’s banter as Nick Jonas said, ‘I’m glad we could get out of the house for this beautiful party’. Our very own desi girl, Priyanka, came up with a clever retort and said, ‘Yes, nice try, Nick. But, this does not count as date night’.
The award for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy went to the show ‘Fleabag’.
Ellen Wins Carol Burnett Award
What followed next was a recap of Ellen’s journey from having her own sitcom, to losing it for ‘coming out’ and finally having her own daytime talk show.
When Ellen went on stage, she joked about how she could possibly go on with her speech for 25 minutes as the award was ‘special’. Ellen jokingly said 'I couldn't have done it without my husband Mark', as the camera panned to her wife Portia.
Degeneres ended the speech on a positive note, saying, “Television inspired and influenced everything I am today'. All I ever wanted to do was make people feel good and laugh”.
Patricia Arquette Goes Political
When she won the award for best Supporting Actress for ‘The Act’, Arquette said, ‘when we look back tonight, we will see a country on the brink of war’, referring to the impending World War 3. She also briefly mentioned the fires in Australia and the urgent need to pay attention to climate change.
She said, “we owe it to our kids to give them a better world”. Arquette ended the speech by urging everyone to vote in the 2020 Presidential Elections.
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Joaquin Phoenix Channels ‘Joker’
While several Hollywood A-listers urged everyone to take a stand on climate change and expressed concerns over the fires in Australia, Phoenix, much like his character ‘Joker’, courageously called out the Hollywood biggies in his acceptance speech by saying, “It is great to vote, but sometimes we have to take the responsibility on ourselves and bring changes”.
"Let's not take private jets to palm springs", the actor suggested as the music cut him off. Phoenix won over several fans on social media for his unabashed honesty and for calling out his Hollywood peer group on their hypocrisy.
Tom Hanks Cries Tears Of Joy
As the 63-year-old moved on to thank his family, he couldn’t help but tear up. He pointed to his wife and five kids sitting in the front and said, “a wife who is fantastic in every way and has taught me what love is, five kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than the old man is”.
The audience couldn’t help but go ‘aww’ as Hanks continued with his speech.
Brad Pitt’s ‘Titanic’ Reference
The 56-year-old thanked co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, and also managed to sneak in a 'Titanic' reference, saying "I would've shared the raft." Taking a dig at the dating rumours surrounding him, he said he wanted to bring his mother to the ceremony, but couldn't as every time he's pictured with a woman, rumours begin.
Quentin Tarantino Wins Big
It seemed the Golden Globes were all about Tarantino’s directorial, as 'Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood' emerged as the film with maximum wins.