The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards were hosted last night and of course, there were many moments that stood out to us from red carpet moments to the actual show. Check out some of our favorite moments below:
1. Creator of #MeToo, Tarana Burke and Michelle Williams (wearing black for Time’s Up)
Michelle Williams brought Tarana Burke, Senior Director of Girls for Gender Equity and creator of #MeToo as her date for the Golden Globes. On the red carpet Burke spoke about the importance of the movement and that one of the most powerful things about it is that “it’s women across the spectrum.”
2. Rita Moreno and Norman Lear arrive in style
The legendary Rita Moreno and Norman Lear made quite the entrance on the red carpet (a moment which saw the New York Times referring to Rita Moreno as “guest” of Lear, Rita Moreno as guest?! Please, get it together NYT) on a scooter.
3. Seth Meyers’ opening monologue
The host for the evening was Seth Meyers and he came in with quite a few jabs and uppercuts before delivering one of his most punishing blows: “I think it’s time to address the elephant not in the room…Harvey Weinstein isn’t here tonight. I’ve heard rumors that he’s crazy and difficult to work with. But don’t worry, he’ll be back in 20 years when he becomes the first person ever booed during the In Memoriam.” Check out Seth’s full opener below.
4. Sterling K. Brown makes history
This Is Us star, Sterling K. Brown made history last night by becoming the first African-American man to win the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama.
5. Aziz Ansari makes history
Aziz Ansari won for his hit Netflix series, Master of None and became the first actor of Asian descent to win the Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical or Comedy.
7. Carol Burnett receives standing ovation
Legendary comedienne and actress, Carol Burnett introduced the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and received a standing ovation from the audience, as she rightfully should.
8. Natalie Portman: “Here are the all male nominees…”
Natalie Portman was on stage with Ron Howard to present the award for Best Director and took the time to point out the gender disparity in a year which many thought would see a woman nominated and perhaps even win the award since Barbra Streisand won for Yentl 34 years ago.
9. Guillermo Del Toro wins for Best Director
Master in directing, Guillero Del Toro, won the Golden Globe for Best Director for his work on The Shape of Water. Del Toro made sure to reclaim his time when the music began to play and said, “Lower the music guys. It’s taken 25 years – give me a minute.” You tell ’em, Guillermo!
10. Oprah receives the Cecil B. DeMille Award
Oprah Winfrey became the first African-American woman to receive the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Golden Globes. In a passionate speech, Oprah spoke out against sexual assault (mentioning the rape of Recy Taylor), remembering what she felt when she saw Sidney Poitier win his Academy Award and the joy that came with it, and knowing that in this moment, there would be young girls watching her feeling the same amount of joy. See her full speech below:
Did you get a chance to watch the 75th Golden Globes? If so, be sure to let us know some of your favorite moments from the show in the comment section below!