Here are the viral moments that had everyone talking.
The hottest names in television and film gathered at The Beverly Hilton Hotel for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, for what turned out to be a highly entertaining evening.
The show is known to be one of the more loose events in Hollywood, with booze aplenty and a more casual atmosphere than both the Academy Awards and the Emmys. This year's event was hosted by Ricky Gervais -- his fifth time so far -- and he kicked things off with a few off-color jokes that were met with shock and surprise to everyone in the audience. See those remarks below!
The night's guest list is a who's who of Hollywood, including exes Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tiffany Haddish, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Reese Witherspoon, Charlize Theron and more. Below are the good, bad and viral moments that had Twitter talking!
Ricky Gervais Goes In Hard, Hanks Reacts
The host kicked off the show with a barrage of jokes aimed at those in attendance -- and he did not hold back.
First, he called out the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and NBC for letting him host in the first place. "Kevin Hart was fired from the Oscars for some offensive tweets. Hello!" he joked, "Lucky for me, the Hollywood Foreign Press can barely speak English."
He then called out Felicity Huffman, referencing her time behind bars by saying she made the license plate on the limo he took over to the show tonight. "It's her daughter I feel sorry for, that must be the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to her," he added, "and her dad was in Wild Hogs.'"
One of his best burns was about Leonardo DiCaprio and his penchant for younger women. Talking about "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood," Gervais joked Leo "attended the premiere and by the end his date was too old for him!" He added, "Even Prince Andrew's like come on, Leo, mate. You're nearly 50 son."
His most crude remark came when he brought up Dame Judi Dench's role in the critically-maligned "Cats." Saying she claimed it was the role she was born to play, Gervais said, "she loves nothing better than plunking herself down on the carpet, lifting her leg and licking own [censored]." Apparently, the censored word was "minge," British slang for pubic hair. He then said she chokes on "fur balls" before taking a swig of his drink and cracking, "This is the last time [I'm hosting], who cares."
Tom Hank's reaction face to Ricky's opening remarks went viral on his own:
Tom Hanks reacting to Ricky Gervais taking a blowtorch to the room of celebrities, telling them not to make a self-righteous speech, and just to fuck off. Ouch. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/Wo8xjMw8Ek— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 6, 2020
Kate McKinnon's Sweet Ellen DeGeneres Tribute
Ellen picked up the Carol Burnett Award and "Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon introduced her with a lovely tribute about how important the host's coming out episode was for her growing up.
Watching the episode, McKinnon said she was "thinking 'Am I gay?' and I was. I still am. That's a very scary thing to suddenly know about yourself," she said. "It's sort of like doing 23 and Me and discovering you had alien DNA. The only thing that made is less scary was seeing Ellen on TV. She risked her entire life and her entire career in order to tell the truth and she suffered greatly for it."
Calling DeGeneres "brave," she added that had she not seen DeGeneres on TV, "I would have thought, I'll never be on TV, they don't let LGBTQ people on TV." She added, "and more than that, I would have gone on thinking I was an alien and I maybe didn't have a right to be here. Thank you Ellen for giving me a shot at a good life."
Accepting her award, she joked it was nice to come into a show knowing she would already win something. Talking about her longevity in the industry, she then joked she was actually straight.
"I feel like you've all really gotten to know me over the past 17 years, I feel like I'm an open book and I couldn't have done it without my husband Mark," she said, as the camera showed Portia de Rossi laughing. "I know it wasn't easy for you or the kids, Rupert and Fiona, go to bed. I love you. That's funny, because they're in college now."
She closed out her speech by talking about the "power of television" and seeing how her show inspires others to do and be better.
Kate McKinnon’s speech honoring Ellen DeGeneres made me cry. Then that video made me sob. Anyone with me? #GoldenGlobes— Roxy Striar (@roxystriar) January 6, 2020
Just a great Golden Globes moment with Kate McKinnon and Ellen DeGeneres.— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) January 6, 2020
kate mckinnon i am endlessly endlessly endlessly proud of everything you do. thank you so fucking much for being MY ellen degeneres as a teen looking in the mirror asking “am i gay?” i am !!!— 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐥𝐚🎄 (@bodegaoflove) January 6, 2020
Beyonce, for Being Beyonce
Beyonce started trending during Kate McKinnon's speech about Ellen just for appearing in the audience. Until this point, viewers didn't know she was in the house as she did not walk the red carpet.
Showing up nearly an hour late and appearing next to husband Jay-Z, Knowles stunned in a low-cut black and gold gown -- and the Bey Hive went wild!
BEYONCE MADE IT! BE LATE BUT MAKE IT FASHION! pic.twitter.com/8HE1yli4iO— Denny Directo (@DDirecto) January 6, 2020
Beyoncé and Jay-Z (standing) have arrived at the #GoldenGlobes at the beginning of the Ellen tribute award. They were able to take their seats after Kate McKinnon’s introduction. pic.twitter.com/2tgi4DVCzl— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) January 6, 2020
Jason Momoa In a Tank Top
Like Beyonce, Momoa made Twitter go wild for his appearance in the audience as well, where he was spotted wearing nothing but a tank top at his table.
The camera panned past him as he congratulated "Succession" star Brian Cox on his win while the actor made his way to the stage. His guns were clearly distracting to not only Cox, but those watching at home.
Because of course Jason Momoa is wearing a tank top at the Golden Globe awards. He’s Aquaman. pic.twitter.com/0OJhBP8SH7— The Brandalorian (@BrandonDavisBD) January 6, 2020
JASON MOMOA WITH THE GUNS OUT— Victoria Aveyard (@VictoriaAveyard) January 6, 2020
Jason Momoa at the Golden Globes https://t.co/CL9rs5mHBn— Sam Lansky (@samlansky) January 6, 2020
My sexual orientation is Jason Momoa in a tank top at the Golden Globes pic.twitter.com/h0wwCl47Oa— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) January 6, 2020
Kerry Washington Turns Heads
Another one whose appearance set Twitter ablaze was Kerry Washington, who hit both the stage and red carpet in a black blazer with nothing underneath. She paired the look with a black satin skirt and silver chain that went down her chest.
She clearly stole the spotlight from Ted Danson while sharing the stage with him before presenting the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a comedy to Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Kerry Washington’s stylist is the greatest scammer of all time. They’re getting paid to make her look a mess.— ᴅᴏʟʟᴀʀ (@callmedollar) January 6, 2020
Every time she hits a red carpet it looks like “Here girl, put this on and let’s go.”
Everyone Reacts to Brad Pitt, Even Jennifer Aniston
Viewers went wild for Brad Pitt every single time he appeared on the screen. The 56-year-old "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" star was effortlessly cool in his tuxedo and looked great next as he presented with his "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" costar Leonardo DiCaprio.
He also won big, picking up an award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie and had Twitter going wild for him as he gave his acceptance speech. During the speech, he made a "Titanic" joke about Leo before show producers also gave us what we'd all been waiting for -- a reaction shot from his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston as he made a dating joke.
"I wanted to bring my mom, I couldn't because every woman I stand next to, they say I'm dating and it'd just be awkward," he cracked, as Aniston smiled and laughed from her seat.
Twitter was in love with it all and so are we.
Jen during Brad’s speech, normally I wouldn’t pay much attention to it but I honestly love a supporting friend. pic.twitter.com/lQ121IWH84— lisan (@lianiston) January 6, 2020
Reese explaining the Titanic joke to Jen, two parts pic.twitter.com/EAL9kN9aHr— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) January 6, 2020
Is Brad Pitt fucking kidding— Morgan Stewart (@Morgan_Stewart) January 6, 2020
Brad Pitt almost looks young enough for Leo DiCaprio.#GoldenGlobes— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) January 6, 2020
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Says What We Were All Thinking
President Barack Obama shocked everyone when he listed "Fleabag" as one of his top shows of 2019, because it meant he had seen one racy scene in particular featuring him. On the show, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's titular character masturbates to an old Obama speech.
While picking up her award on Sunday night for Best TV Series, Comedy, Waller-Bridge made sure to call that honor out. Thanking him for putting the show on his list, she added, "and, as some of you may know, he's always been on mine."
Getting huge laughs from the room, she added, "If you don't get that, please watch Season One of 'Fleabag' really really quickly."
Tom Hanks Gets Choked Up
Tom Hanks made everyone love him even more when he picked up the 2020 Cecil B. deMille Award during the show.
During his lengthy speech, he got seriously choked up as he thanked his family for all their support during his career, stopping his speech to collect himself after looking at wife Rita Wilson and their children sitting up front.
"A man is ... [chokes up] ... Sorry, a man is blessed with a family sitting down front like that," he said to them. "A wife that is fantastic in every way who's taught me what love is, 5 kids who are braver and stronger and wiser than their old man is and a loving group of people who have put away with me being away for months and months and months at a time. I can't tell you how much your love means to me."
He then went on to thank all of those he's worked with through his illustrious career.
Patricia Arquette Gets Political
Patricia Arquette was the first star to really get political with her acceptance speech, bringing up the current situation in Iran and President Donald Trump's tweets while picking up an award.
"I'm so grateful to be here and celebrate this, but also, I know tonight, January 5th, 2020, we're not gonna look back on this night in the history books," she said after thanking her costars and collaborators from "The Act."
"We will see a country on the brink of war, the United States of America; a president tweeting out a threat of 52 bombs, including cultural sites; young people risking their lives, traveling across the world; people not knowing if bombs are gonna drop on their kids' heads; and the continent of Australia on fire," she continued. "So while I love my kids so much, I beg of us all to give them a better world. For our kids and their kids, we have to vote in 2020, and we have to beg and plead for everyone we know to vote in 2020. Thank you."
Patricia Arquette always gives the speech.— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) January 6, 2020
Patricia Arquette:— Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint) January 6, 2020
1) Completely deserved that award.
2) Gave a focused and grounded and passionate speech
3) Absolutely must've thought about calling Gervais out for his tweets and showed restraint. So... Good on her.#GoldenGlobes
You could feel the Golden Globes room tense up when Patricia Arquette mentioned Tr*mp threatening Iranian cultural sites via Twitter, but bless her for doing it on a night that otherwise feels determined to avoid it— Caroline Darya Framke (@carolineframke) January 6, 2020
patricia arquette, tits out, sunglasses on inside, zero fucks to give = who i wanna be in 2020.— lindsey romain (@lindseyromain) January 6, 2020
Good for Patricia Arquette using her Golden Globe win address to talk about a country on the brink of war, Australia on fire, and urging us all to vote. She has my 100% respect for that.— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah) January 6, 2020
Patricia Arquette needs to win an award every year just to do what she just did there.— Guy Lodge (@GuyLodge) January 6, 2020
Michelle Williams' Pro-Choice Speech
The most passionate speech of the night went to Michelle Williams, who used her time on stage to make a powerful statement about a woman's right to choose. She had the audience, presenter Tiffany Haddish, BFF Busy Philipps and viewers at home applauding her for speaking out.
"I'm also grateful to live in a moment in our society where choice exists because as women and as girls things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice," she began. "I've tried my very best to live a life of my own making ... one that I had carved with my own hand. I wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose." It's here Haddish shouted, "Preach!"
"To choose when to have my children and with whom, when I felt supported and able to balance our lives knowing as all mother's know the scales must and will tip towards our children," she continued. "I know my choices might look different than yours but thank God or whomever you pray to that we live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours."
"Women, when it is time to voice, please do so in your own self-interests," she said in conclusion. "It's what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them. Don't forget we are the largest voting body in this country. Let's make it look more like us."
Michelle Williams is a goddess #GoldenGlobes— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) January 6, 2020
Michelle Williams always comes with a fire speech. I'm glad *someone* was ready.— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) January 6, 2020
My two favorite quotes (so far) from the #goldenglobes:— Derek Blasberg (@DerekBlasberg) January 6, 2020
“If you see a chance to be kind to someone tomorrow, take it. I think we need it.” — Brad Pit
"Women, please vote in your own self-interest. It's what men have been doing for years." — Michelle Williams
If more women heeded the words of Michelle Williams, and actually voted in their own self-interest, Trump will not get a second term, and the Republican Party will go the way of the Whigs.#GoldenGlobes— Bill Madden (@maddenifico) January 6, 2020
Michelle Williams has the look of a porcelain teacup, the speaking voice of a dove, and the energy of a bad bitch— emery lord (@emerylord) January 6, 2020
Michelle Williams, who is pregnant, just delivered a passionate speech on abortion access, saying her success wouldnt have happened “without employing a womans right to choose.”— Kate Smith (@byKateSmith) January 6, 2020
“Women, please vote in your own self-interest. Men have been doing it for years.”#goldenglobes2020
Joaquin Phoenix Gets Played Off
Joaquin Phoenix won for Best Actor In a Motion Picture, Drama and gave one extremely-censored speech when he hit the stage.
He thanked the HFPA for having a plant-based menu this year, called for action in Australia, paused to honor girlfriend Rooney Mara and thanked those in the room who have given him "multiple opportunities" throughout his career. As music began to play him off, he chastised celebrities who "take private jets" to fly to Palm Springs and said he'll "try to do better" himself in the future.
Chrissy Teigen was among the many who tweeted after he walked off the stage, sharing an old meme of herself as a reaction.
joaquin’s speech was good and he’s totally right!!! willing to notes app apologize this when someone tells me what parts i missed— demi adejuyigbe (@electrolemon) January 6, 2020
joaquin phoenix beating leonardo dicaprio and making a speech about the environment AND THEN dragging leo about taking private jets...... pic.twitter.com/L2cgb4VVkh— Olwethu 🌸 (@parkchanwookss) January 6, 2020
All the celebs at the golden globes while Joaquin Phoenix calls them out on their private jet use pic.twitter.com/H3OCHn1hKx— drex. (@HaleyDrexy) January 6, 2020