Hollywood’s hottest were out in force last night for the 71st annual Golden Globe awards. While most of us were in fact fast asleep, the red carpet was buzzing with dapper suits, hot frocks and heaps of expectation, as nominees waited to find out if they’d won.
But of course, what would an award ceremony be without some awesome speeches, celebrity goofs and top-notch jokes? Here’s the bits you wish you’d seen…
Jennifer Lawrence photobombs Taylor Swift
I mean, of course she does. What would an award ceremony – in fact, any gathering of celebrities – be without JLaw popping up somewhere unexpected? Taylor Swift was busy explaining to E! host Ryan Seacrest why she was so excited to be nominated for best original song. Meanwhile, Jennifer was planning her attack, later joking, “I was going to push you down the stairs”. The pair went on to laugh at Jennifer for the “novel length” text she’d sent Taylor, gushing over a recent performance. IT’S. JUST. SO. SHOWBIZ.
Emma Thompson presents
Well, if you want to be remembered for giving an award, this is how to do it. Actress Emma Thompson took to the stage to present the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay barefoot. Her Louboutin heels in one hand, a Martini in the other. The Saving Mr Banks star had the audience’s full attention. But an award giver has to be able to hold an envelope. Thus, the shoes were thrown, the Martini passed on and the winner was announced. All in a moment’s work, eh Emma?
Pic via ITN
During E! Online live coverage of the award show, various ‘Fun Facts’ were displayed on the screen about different actors. However, it seems not everyone agrees on the definition of ‘fun’ and the broadcaster came under criticism for posting the message ‘Michael J Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991’ under the heading ‘Fun Fact’.
Vanity reports that an E! spokesperson has since apologised for the “insensitive” graphic, adding, “We regret the insensitive classification of Michael J Fox’s Parkinson’s diagnosis during our E! Online live stream.”
Aaron Paul’s acceptance speech
Who better to say a few words about the Breaking Bad Best TV Drama win than Aaron Paul, aka Jesse Pinkman? Especially when those two words are Pinkman’s own, “Yeah, bitch”. Breaking Bad comedy gold.
A lesson in hosting
Long award ceremonies can be, well, boring. Luckily, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were there to fire out jokes and gently insult the famous crowd. Their best one-liners included, “Gravity… a film about how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.” To sum up: Stage. Owned.