The Golden Globes might hit the TV schedule like clockwork once a year, and even though most movie and TV fans know the drill by now, there are still a few fun, emotional and clever moments worth talking about. Especially when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are running the show. While I think most of us have heard enough The Interview jokes to last a lifetime, we’ve put together a list of the moments we did latch on to during the night (hint: there were a lot of great, great speeches). Without further ado, you can check them out, below.
Tina Fey And Amy Poehler’s Hilarious George Clooney BurnTina Fey and Amy Poehler have headlined the Golden Globes for several years in a row now, but that doesn’t mean the jokes are getting stale. Following last year’s George Clooney/Gravity zinger, the ladies brought out their A-game, talking about Clooney’s new wife Amal Alamuddin, how she is a human rights lawyer and an advisor to Kofi Annan, not to mention acted as part of a three-person commission investigating “rules of war violations” (I promise I’m getting to the joke). Here it is: “So tonight, her husband is getting a lifetime achievement award.”
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Cool Speech About LadiesMaggie Gyllenhaal won a Golden Globe tonight for The Honourable Woman, a show that hasn’t received a ton of popular notice. While her win was a quiet one, her speech was anything but. She got up and spoke about how TV is changing and is revolutionary thanks to the wealth of roles that are being given to women, roles that are complex and show that women are complex. It was some powerful, heartfelt stuff.
Benedict Cumberbatch PhotobombAfter Ellen’s big group selfie at the Oscars last year, it’s no surprise that a photobomb made the rounds at the Golden Globes this year. At one point Michael Keaton was doing a gag involving Meryl Streep and the North Korean “writer” at tonight’s awards, Benedict Cumberbatch jumped into the frame, giving us the wacky and glorious image above.
Michael Keaton’s Tearful WinMichael Keaton is 63 years young. The man has been in the acting business forever and has been in a slew of movies from big box office endeavors like Tim Burton’s Batman to the critically acclaimed Quentin Tarantino film Jackie Brown. Yet, he’s never received a Golden Globe Award. So, despite his status as a veteran actor and despite all of the contributions he has made to the world of movies over the years, it was still a big moment when Keaton won for Birdman. The actor took the opportunity to thank his best friend, his son Sean, tearing up during the speech. To make it even more endearing, he infused it with the following joke: “Two things I said I wasn’t going to do: cry and give air quotes.”
Wes Anderson Had The Funniest Speech Of The NightYou expect jokes to populate the presenters lead-in sketches and Fey and Poehler’s monologues. However, even though Wes Anderson’s films are witty and sometimes outright funny, I didn’t expect his speech after winning Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson promptly hopped up onstage, talking about the people he was not going to thank before launching into an amusing and funny list. The moment was even better since The Grand Budapest Hotel’s win was a welcome surprise.