Some awards shows are a real snoozefest, but last year’s Globes were anything but boring, much of which had to do with the show’s hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. But the comedy duo, who left very big (albeit, literally small) shoes for Ricky Gervais to fill, weren’t the evening’s only highlight. Here, 10 moments worth remembering from 2015’s Golden Globes.
Almost Everything Tina & Amy Said & Did
From Tina’s tuxedo to the duo’s takedown of George Clooney, most of the night’s memorable moments came from its hosts. This may be as it should be, but that isn’t always the case. Here’s hoping Amy and Tina reconsider MC’ing again at some point down the line....
Theo Kingma’s Speech
We know what you’re thinking… Theo, who? You may not remember that Theo Kingma is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s president, but you should remember his speech. It showed solidarity for the French and to the free press worldwide in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks, and it received a standing ovation.
A Surprise Appearance by Prince
Because it’s only Prince who can make an audience full of A-listers lose their minds.
The Bill Cosby Digs
“Sleeping Beauty just thought she was grabbing coffee with Bill Cosby.” Dark, but funny.
Margaret Cho Makes Fun of North Korea
Not sure how PC this whole setup was, but we laughed anyway, particularly when Tina said the night’s event was meant to celebrate ‘movies that North Korea was okay with.’
Gina Rodriguez’ Acceptance Speech
“This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.” Chills! Goosebumps! Tears!
George Clooney Makes It About Amal
A man like George Clooney could’ve easily chosen a partner who would’ve made it all about him. Instead, he chose Amal, a woman who inspired him to take his time onstage to glow about how proud he was to be her husband.
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as Presenters
We’d pay to watch these two read our grocery list. Can they please host next year?
Michael Keaton’s Tears
We’re not sure at this point if the Birdman/Michael Keaton story is an example of art imitating life or of life imitating art. We just know that seeing Michael Keaton cry made us cry, and we love his “My name is Michael John Douglas. I’m from Forest Grove, Pennsylvania.” opener so much.
Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Feminist Stance
Just, YES: "I've noticed a lot of people talking about the wealth of roles for powerful women in television lately. And when I look around the room at the women who are here and I think about the performances that I've watched this year what I see actually are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not, sometimes sexy, sometimes not, sometimes honorable, sometimes not, and what I think is new is the wealth of roles for actual women in television and in film. That's what I think is revolutionary and evolutionary and it's what's turning me on."