ed carpet at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California
ed carpet at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California

Most shocking Globes moments ever

POLITICAL statements about Donald Trump to controversial jokes about Hollywood's power players, the Golden Globes often make headlines ... and not just for who wins.

Here are some of the best moments ever at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association-backed awards.


The British comic took aim at Charlie Sheen, Angelina Jolie, Cher, and a "certain famous Scientologist" when he hosted the awards in 2011.


"There were a lot of big films that didn't get nominated this year," Gervais said onstage, in his catty opening monologue.

"Nothing for Sex and the City 2. I thought for sure the Golden Globes for special effects would go to the team that airbrushed that poster," Gervais laughed.

"Great job! Girls, we know how old you are. I saw one of you in an episode of Bonanza."

Speaking to News Corp Australia about hosting the Globes, Gervais later said: "I think America thinks I'm like a shock comedian because I suppose the biggest thing I've done in America is the Golden Globes, that's a huge world audience, and they saw me making fun of their Hollywood icons and heroes, and I think they got the wrong end of the stick".


Hollywood darling Meryl Streep was awarded the Cecil B DeMille Award at last year's Globes, and used her acceptance speech to take aim at the Trump administration.

Streep said Trump's mocking of a disabled New York Times reporter "broke my heart".

She also touched on Trump's controversial immigration policies, saying Hollywood was made up of overseas talent and if he banned them from entering America "you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts".


When Nurse Betty star Renée Zellweger won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 2001, she nearly missed her moment.

Zellweger was in the bathrooms wiping "lipstick off my teeth" when Hugh Grant announced her as the winner.

"Renee? Where is she?," Grant said awkwardly onstage as he waited for her to appear.

"She's in the bathroom ... OK. What do we do?"


Zellweger then made a dramatically late entrance, saying, "Oh my god I had lipstick on my teeth."

Renée Zellweger almost missed her Golden Globe in 2001. Picture: YouTube
Renée Zellweger almost missed her Golden Globe in 2001. Picture: YouTube


Hollywood hunk Ryan Gosling played up his friendly rivalry with fellow actor Ryan Reynolds while accepting his Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy gong for La La Land last year.

"This isn't the first time I've been mistaken for Ryan Reynolds ... it's getting out of hand," Gosling deadpanned.

He also made a rare public reference to his wife, actor Eva Mendes, as he paid tribute to her in his emotional acceptance speech.

"While I was singing and dancing ... my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer," Gosling said, of Mendes.



Not one to censor himself, Hollywood legend Jack Nicholson confessed he was high on Valium while delivering a rambling acceptance speech for his role in About Schmidt, involving a quip about Nicole Kidman's nose.

"I took a Valium tonight," Nicholson said at the Golden Globes in 2003.



She is one of Hollywood's legendary actors and Jodie Foster used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to come out in 2013 ... kind of.

While accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Award, Foster told the crowd: "I already did my coming out a thousand years ago".

"I guess I have a sudden urge to say something that I've never been able to air in public that I'm a little nervous about - but maybe not as nervous as my publicist," Foster said.

"So I'm just going to put it out there, loud and proud, right? I'm going to need your support on this. I am, uh -- "

"I'm single," Foster laughed.


In 2014, the comedy duo called out then-serial bachelor George Clooney for his inability to hold down a relationship.

"(Gravity) is the story about how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die rather than spend one more minute with a woman his own age," Fey said.

They went on to make jokes about Jonah Hill's penis and ageism in Hollywood.