5 Award-Winning 2017 Golden Globes Moments

The Oscars may be the granddaddy of them all in Tinseltown, but the Golden Globes boast prestige with a heaping helping of fun. This year was no different. There were teleprompter malfunctions and interesting introductions but there were also times when the show took a more serious tone, touching on loss, politics and hope. Five 2017 Golden Globes moments deserve their own hardware.

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Jimmy and Justin…Together Again

Reunited and it feels so good. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, known to have late-night enthusiasts (and anyone guilty of using YouTube to procrastinate at work) cracking up over hashtags and the history of Saturday Night Live, hooked up to open the show with a spoof of seven-time winner La La Land. The sequence, which also included Fallon blowing off fellow SNL alum Tina Fey a la Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in the flick, ended with the pair re-enacting the movie’s sky-high dance routine. Fallon’s lyric, “Room full of stars, they’ve been getting drunk since 3” may have proved to be true within the first hour (see #3).

Oops It Happened Again

As last week’s Mariah Carey-Dick Clark Productions fiasco proved, stuff happens on live TV. When Fallon took the stage, his prompter stopped rolling—but the funnyman never did, instead quipping, “The teleprompter is down so this is a great way to start the show…You already have your Golden Globes moment. It’s like a gift.” He kept the laughs coming, calling the show “one of the few places America still honors the popular vote.” Later, in a nod to MiMi, Fallon joked that Dick Clark Productions sabotaged his monologue.   

Silly Sneak Peek

Goldie Hawn and Long Island native Amy Schumer, who will play a mother-daughter duo in upcoming film Snatched, gave the audience a sneak peak at their chemistry while presenting the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy—or as Hawn called it “best actor in a motion picture, comedy or mystical.” Like the best friend of that girl at a party, Schumer went with the flow, checking to see if Hawn’s longtime partner Kurt Russell had her glasses. Twitter was mystified, but amused.

Gracious Gosling

Gosling gave his lady Eva Mendes a seriously sweet shoutout while accepting the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. The leading La La Land man said, “While I was dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer…sweetheart, thank you…and if I may, I’d like to dedicate this to the memory of her brother, Juan Carlos Mendes.” Please pass the tissues.

Streep Speaks Out

Meryl Streep got political while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. The legendary actress started by mentioning the diversity of the people in the room. “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if we kick ’em all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts.” She went on to speak about how heartbroken she was to hear Donald Trump mocked a disabled reporter and the role actors and a free press should play in the presidential-elect’s administration. “As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia said to me once, ‘Take your broken heart, make it into art,'” Streep said in closing.

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Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email bethann@lipulse.com or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.