The 74th annual Golden Globes were last night, and they were hosted by a surprisingly nervous Jimmy Fallon.
The last twelve months have been tremendous accomplishment for independent films, and they dominated the Globes. Sadly, some of my favorites got snubbed, and La La Land swept through the awards winning all seven it was nominated for (the most wins for one film in Globes history).
Outside of the glaring losses, there were also a handful of hilarious flubs, awkward cuts and tremendous speeches.
Check out my favorite moments of the 2017 Golden Globes.
Opening Skit/Stranger Things Cast Raps
Eleven lights up the screen with her rap tribute to Stranger Things and Barb lives!
Cuts to Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon needs to host something, but the world may not be ready for such swagger.
Hidden Fences – Michael Keaton
This wasn’t the first time someone mistakenly called Hidden Figures and Fences “Hidden Fences” … but Michael Keaton’s flub on stage made it all the more uncomfortable.
Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell
Wigg and Carell present the award for animated feature, but give us the greatest sap story to start things off about their first animated film experience.
Ryan Gosling Wins, Remains Wonderful
Although it was expected, I think we were all a little shocked to see Gosling win over Reynolds for lead actor in the comedy/musical category. Gosling just wasn’t that good, but his speech to his “sweetheart” Eva Mendes and her late brother was tremendous.
The Ryan Reynolds/Andrew Garfield Kiss
While Ryan Gosling was accepting his Golden Globe Award for best actor, the other Ryan was laying the big smooch on a nearby neighbor, Andrew Garfield. Love is real.
Mel Gibson Expressions
“I’m on my best behavior,” Gibson told a reporter prior to the show. But as one tweeter nailed it, “When you’re the only two conservatives in a room where Trump is getting his ass dragged.”
Denzel Washington Expressions
When Meryl Streep began her mic-dropping thank-you speech, Denzel Washington already had all the feels.
Meryl Streep’s Mic Drop
With 16 Oscar nominations and three awards, Meryl Streep being honored at the Golden Globes was no surprise. What brought us all to tears was her acceptance speech of the best performance of the year that wasn’t given by an actor.
Casey Affleck Looked Wrecked
Casey Affleck unsurprisingly won the Globe for best male performance in a drama, and he looked like Joaquin Phoenix in I’m Still Here.
La La Land Wins Basically Everything
Eddy Redmayne’s exhausted expression is how I felt after La La Land’s masterful 7/7 wins.
Moonlight finally wins an award, for best motion picture drama. And the crowd goes wild!
So many La La Land speeches had the premise that it was a hard movie to sell. Moonlight was an even harder sell and a more extraordinary achievement, in my opinion.