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06th Jan 2020

Six viral moments you might have missed from last night’s Golden Globes

James Fenton

The 77th Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills last night and as usual, there were plenty of talking points throughout the evening.

Hosted for the fifth time by comedy writer turned professional edgelord Ricky Gervais, the ceremony kicked off with The Office star taking potshots at pretty much everybody in the room, leading to a number of grimaced expressions throughout the seven-minute monologue.

Once that was out of the way, the Golden Globes moved on to honouring the biggest Hollywood movies and stars of 2019, with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt and Renée Zellweger all among the winners.

In case you missed it all (and why wouldn’t you, it was on in the middle of the night), we’ve compiled some of the best bits below…

Ricky Gervais’ opening monologue

The speech might have been edgier if it wasn’t punctuated by Gervais telling us that he “doesn’t care” every 30 seconds or so. Still, it should raise a few chuckles, if even for the facial reactions of some of those at the receiving end…

Russell Crowe sends a message about climate change from Australia

Unable to be present to accept his award for Best Actor in a Mini-Series, Crowe sent a message about the bushfires ravaging Australia via Jennifer Aniston…

Brad Pitt thanks Leo

The Best Supporting Actor winner took time to praise his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood co-star and also took a thinly-veiled pop at Kate Winslet…

Tom Hanks choking up while addressing his family

The Hollywood icon received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment and there was barely a dry eye in the house…

Phoebe Waller-Bridge of Fleabag having a little flirt with Barack Obama

She certainly didn’t waste her moment…

Michelle Williams had another important political message

She had just won the award for Best Actress in a Mini-Series…

Unfortunately for our own Saoirse Ronan, she was beaten in the Best Actress category by Zellweger but since she already bagged herself a Golden Globe a couple of years back, she won’t be too upset.

If the above clips aren’t enough for you, you’ll be able to catch the Golden Globes in full on RTÉ 2 tonight from 9pm.