The Golden Globe awards, like any other award show, is not really about the awards. It’s about the dresses and the gossip — everyone knows that.
We’ve rounded up some of the best moments from this year’s show so far, which is shaping up to be a pretty good one.
1. Ricky Gervais is already being divisive.
How could the show not be great, when it’s being hosted by Ricky Gervais?
Gervais, arguably the most controversial Golden Globes host of all time, has managed to offend everyone from Johnny Depp to the entire cast of Sex and the City during his hosting stints in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Remember when he called Bruce Willis “Ashton Kutcher’s dad”? Or when he poked fun at Madonna, who then called him out on-stage?
He toned things down in 2012, probably because most of Hollywood got their knickers in a knot over his gags, but all signs point towards Gervais being back in full force.
He made his first joke, about Sean Penn, in minute one. Next, he tackled Caitlyn Jenner.
“I’ve changed,” he told the audience.
“Not as much as Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What a year she’s had! She became a role model for trans people everywhere, showing great bravery in breaking down barriers and destroying stereotypes… She didn’t do a lot of women drivers, but you can’t have everything.”
Oh yeah, he’s back.
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2. Amy Schumer’s red carpet banter.
Another favourite, Amy Schumer, is also stirring things up at the Globes.
She out-Schumered herself when she spoke with Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. After knocking back some champers with Bryan Cranston, she told Seacrest, “Well, my vagina itched and I asked if I could address it, and you said, ‘no!’” Schumer told Seacrest as her sister (who was her date) looked on.
Seacrest tried valiantly to steer the conversation to her new boyfriend Ben Hanisch, but she talked about other stuff instead, such as boxing. She also danced.
We “heart” her.
3. Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer’s award-presenting struts.
Ricky Gervais introduced Lawrence and Schumer: “Joy and Trainwreck — no, they’re not the names of Charlie Sheen’s two favorite hookers; they’re the films of our next two presenters. They’re best friends by the way, they wanted me to tell you that.”
They entered the stage doing magnificent struts then”J. Law” and “A. Schu” bantered in a hilarious fashion. They’re hosting next year, right?
4. Lady Gaga is an actress now, so outta her way, Leonardo DiCaprio.
The Mother Monster won her very first Golden Globe for best actress in a TV movie or mini series on her very first nomination for her role in American Horror Story.
Leonardo DiCaprio was in Gaga’s path as she made her way to the stage, and she let him know it.
5. Denzel Washington brought his whole family up on stage.
Denzel Washington was honoured with this year’s Cecil B. DeMille awards for lifetime achievement, and brought his whole family up on stage, including his wife who was concerned that he’d forgotten her glasses. She couldn’t help out though — she forgot hers too!
6. Ricky Gervais and Mel Gibson bickering.
There’s not a lot of love lost because between these two. Gervais introduced Gibson by saying that he wanted “to say something nice” about the actor.
After some thought, he said, “I’d rather have a beer with Mel Gibson than Bill Cosby tonight.”
Watch the unscripted altercation…
Whatever was bleeped out of Ricky Gervais’s comment to Gibson earned this reaction from Alan Cumming.
Update: It was “What the fuck does sugar tits even mean?” according to Gervais’s Twitter account, in reference to a previous Mel Gibson incident.
7. America Ferrera and Eva Longoria killing it for the chicas.
Remember that time the Golden Globes mistook Gina Rodriguez for America Ferrera? Yeah, that was awkward.
Ferrera and Eva Longoria presented an award together at the show, poking fun at the mix-up.
“Hi, I’m Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes,” said Longoria.
“And I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” said Ferrera.
“Neither one of us are Rosario Dawson,” said Longoria.
“Nope. Well said, Salma,” said Ferrera.
“Thank you, Charo,” responded Longoria.
8. Channing Tatum’s hair, as styled by Justin Bieber.
Chan Tay’s Globes ‘do has greatly upset the internet.
We’ll update this post as more talk-worthy moments come to light.