Ricky Gervais hosted the 2020 Golden Globes for the final time on Sunday January 5th and it was sure a night to remember. From emotional speeches to incredible outfits, the night was chalked full of appreciation for the entertainment industry and all those who work so hard to provide us with such quality entertainment. Here are some of the most memorable moments of the evening...
Ricky Gervais' Opening Monologue
Did anyone really expect host Ricky Gervais to behave himself? Of course not! However, he was bleeped out twice during his opening monologue! Making jokes about Marvel and Martin Scorsese, Felicity Huffman's college admissions scandal, a "Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself" joke and celebs who work for streaming platforms. Ending his speech with a rather colourful vocabulary, we weren't at all surprised to hear.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge Thanks Obama
Upon accepting the award for Best TV Series - Musical of Comedy, the creator and star of Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) gave a special thanks to former POTUS, Barack Obama. "Personally, I'd like to also thank Obama for putting us on his list," the actress said of Obama's list of 2019 pop culture favourites.
Michelle Williams' Brilliant Speech
The beautiful actress accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Limited Series and gave a powerful speech celebrating women's rights to choose. "I've tried my very best to live a life of my own making. Not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over it. I wouldn't have been able to do this without employing a woman's right to choose. To choose when to have my children and with whom. Women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self-interest. It's what men have been doing for years. Which is why the world looks so much like them. But don't forget we are the largest voting body in this country. Let's make it look more like us."
Who Doesn't Love Tom Hanks?
Tom Hanks was the recipient of this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award and Charlize Theron was the one who got to present the prestigious honour to "Forrest Gump" himself. During his acceptance speech, he thanked his family and shared some of the lessons he has learned over the course of his career. "You just have to somehow put it all together, have faith in the process, and go there," the actor stated.
Brad Pitt Being Charming As Ever
Pitt won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a movie for his role in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood. Thanking his director and making Titanic jokes about his co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad ended his speech with a call to kindness. "Hey, if you see a chance to be kind to someone tomorrow, take it. I think we need it," the handsome actor concluded.
Ellen DeGeneres Makes History
Ellen became the second person ever (after Carol Burnett herself) to be honoured with the HFPA's Carol Burnett Award. The award recognizes achievements in television. It was Kate McKinnon who introduced the television legend, with an emotional tribute about all the things Ellen has personally given her. Ellen accepted the award noting what a joy it is to "make people feel good and to laugh. That is the power of television, and I'm so, so grateful to be a part of it."
Joaquin Phoenix Doesn't Want To "Rock The Boat"
Phoenix accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, for his portrayal of the "Joker". "Contrary to popular belief, I don't want to rock the boat. But the boat has been f---ing rocked," the actor said. He touched on how he as "not always been a virtuous man," and how "it's great to vote, but sometimes we have to take that responsibility on ourselves and make changes and sacrifices in our own lives. We don't have to take private jets to Palm Springs! I'll try to do better and I hope you will too."