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8 of the Most Controversial Moments From the Golden Globes Through the Years


The 79th Annual Golden Globes will be held Sunday, but no one is allowed to watch them. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will still hold a ceremony at Beverly Hilton Hotel to announce this years winners. The HFPA, whose Golden Globes were once called “Hollywood’s Biggest Party,” is without a broadcast partner this year. NBC dropped the show to protest the lack of diversity within the HFPA membership. inspired the group to make some changesHowever, it was unable to find a new broadcasting partner in time for the 2022 ceremony.

Last year’s Golden Globes was a unique. Bi-coastal, with ceremonies at the Rainbow Room on Manhattan for East Coast stars and at Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills to honor West Coast stars. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted together for the fourth time, but from different venues. The ceremony is usually held in January to kick off the awards season. However, it was moved to February 28. Jane Fonda was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and Norman Lear was presented with the Carol Burnett Award, which honors television legends. This year there are no honorary Awards.

The Golden Globes have a rich history of nearly eight decades. They have been a source of many memorable moments and controversy. The Globes are known for being unpredictable, with strange nominations and surprising winners. Here are a few of the most memorable moments that the HFPA has provided since 1944.

During the 2021 ceremony, technical glitches occurred

Anyone who watched the awards shows through 2021 experienced many technical glitches. The 2021 Golden Globes had its fair amount of technical problems, including one right at their beginning. When Judas and the Black MessiahThe audience was not able to hear Daniel Kaluuya’s announcement that he had been named the winner of Best Supporting Actor in Movies. The glitch was eventually fixed and Kaluuya was allowed to deliver his acceptance speech.

Ricky Gervais’ 2011 Monologue

Due to his blistering monologue at 2011’s ceremony, Ricky Gervais is still the most controversial Golden Globes host. During the opening, Gervais insulted nearly everyone. Some of the A listers in the crowd were not happy. Gervais was again welcomed back as host in 2012, which is amazing. Gervais hosted again in 2016 & 2020.

Pia Zadora won New Star of the Year in Motion Picture 1982

The HFPA used award presents to honor promising young stars of Hollywood, but it stopped doing so in the 1980s. The category for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Female was the center of the most controversial award in Golden Globes history. 1982 the award went to Pia Zadora for the critically panned movie ButterflyEven though Elizabeth McGovern was nominated and Kathleen Turner was nominated for their acclaimed roles in, RagtimeAnd Body Heat. Later, it was discovered that Zadora’s millionaire husband Meshulam Riklis flew voting members to Las Vegas. The HFPA has been closely scrutinized for any members receiving bribes from producers and studios since then. It was reported that it happened last year. Emily in ParisProduced members flew to Paris during production, possibly leading directly to the surprising Best Comedy or Musical series nomination.

Natalie Portman blames the Globes on the lack of female nominees for director in 2018.

Natalie Portman was asked to present the Best Director – Motion Picture award in 2019. She introduced the nominees and said, “And these are the all-male nominees,” while Ron Howard, her co-presenter, looked on in awkwardness. The HFPA’s Best Director field this year includes three women – Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), and Regina King (One Night in Miami).

Claire Danes finally has the opportunity to say thank you to her parents in 2012.

In a very cool moment during this 2012 ceremony HomelandClare Danes, the star of Clare Danes, got a chance 17 years later to thank her parents for their support. My So-Called Life. “I am so grateful to have another chance to express my gratitude to them for their love, encouragement, and any fulfillment that I have as an actor and person I owe in large measure to them. [them],” Danes said at the time.

Sandra Oh praises “Crazy Rich Asians” and Emma Stone apologizes to “Aloha” in 2019

Andy Samberg hosted the 2019 ceremony, while Sandra Oh provided a more positive vibe throughout most of the show. Oh had a very funny moment when he joked that Crazy Rich AsiansSince its inception, this was the first studio film to feature an Asian-American lead. Ghost in the ShellAnd AlohaTwo movies that were criticized for featuring Asian stars as Asian characters, namely ‘The Last Emperor’ and ‘The Reign of Evil’. Emma Stone, who starred AlohaDuring the broadcast, Oh was heard shouting “I’m sorry!” Oh became the first Asian star ever to win multiple Golden Globes later in the ceremony. She has won numerous awards. Grey’s AnatomyAnd Killing Eve.

Jack Lemmon is presented with the Golden Globe by Ving Rhames 1998

Ving Rhames gave a moving speech in 1998 after he was awarded the Best Actor Award in a TV miniseries. Don King: Only in America. Rhames, whose eyes were brimming with tears, paid tribute to the art and craft of acting. In the middle of his speech, Rhames stopped to ask Jack Lemmon whether he was there. Lemmon was nominated to Showtime’s production. 12 Angry MenThat was the year. Lemmon was present, and Rhames presented him with the award. Rhames stated, “I believe that being an artist is all about giving, so I’d like this to you.” Rhames refused to accept the award from Lemmon.

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