As always with the Golden Globes, there was plenty more to talk about on the night than the awards themselves. While there were numerous British winners and some surprise victories for Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, the Beverly Hills ceremony itself was also pretty eventful. Here are nine talking points from the night.
The pair still had a couple of good gags in their opening monologue.
- “We are going to have some fun, give out some awards, and one lucky audience member will host the Oscars!”
- “Some of you may be wondering why the two of us are hosting together. And the reason is we’re the only two people left in Hollywood who haven’t gotten in trouble for saying something offensive.”
Christian Bale, who won best actor in a comedy or musical for his portrayal of former vice-president Dick Cheney. The actor also joked that he was planning to corner the market on playing unpopular politicians.
Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone’s co-star in The Favourite, attended the ceremony with husband Daniel Craig – who happened to be sitting near to fellow Brit Idris Elba. And the fact that Elba has been linked to the role of James Bond was apparently not lost on the part’s current incumbent.
Double-07 at the Golden Globe awards. Pic: Idris Elba
Melissa McCarthy may not have won a Globe for her performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me? – but she left the ceremony a heroine nonetheless. How? By smuggling a batch of 30 ham and cheese sandwiches into the Beverly Hilton Hotel and doling them out to hungry stars during the ceremony.
The Big Lebowski and Crazy Heart legend Jeff Bridges, gave a typically far-out speech in an attempt to persuade us to change the world. After reminding us that we’re all alive (“Right here, right now! This is happening. We’re alive!”), he used a shipping analogy to insist we can all make a difference.