Top 10 Moments At The Golden Globes

Tonight, we watched the first award show of the season. As always, life happens, so in case you missed it, I outlined my top 10 moments at the golden globes.



  1. 11 Rapping in the Intro
    • Okay actually, the entire intro. In pure La La Land fashion, Fallon opened the show with a musical tribute to Barb, John Snow, Dolores, and nerd culture overall was obvious and fantastic. And then Tina Fey showed up!!!!
    • This was quickly deteriorated by Fallon losing his opening monologue to a prompter mishap, but we will ignore that for now…
  2. Tracee Ellis Ross
    • “I see you, we see you” are easily some of the most memorable words spoken in an acceptance speech tonight. Tracee Ellis Ross took home a Golden Globe for her work in Blackish. She was not about to waste her time in the spotlight, and pointed out how impactful it was to have the world notice “The magic and beauty and sameness of the stories outside of where the industry looks”
    • Did we mention that she is the first black woman to win Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical in 35 years?
  3. Donald Glover’s pure and honest shock at winning for Atlanta
    • It was adorably obvious that Glover and his team were not expecting to win best comedy/musical tv show, and we are HERE. FOR. IT. Atlanta set a new precedent for high quality, artistic comedy, that also stems from black culture. These shows are so vital because they tell a story Hollywood is all too keen on ignoring.
      Top 10 Moments at the Golden Globes
    • When he thanked “Black Folks in Atlanta just for being alive” it was incredibly impactful. Too often, people of color are used for their stories and not given appropriate thanks, Glover was not about to let that happen.
  4. Hugh Laurie
    • When he expressed his thanks for a win at the “last golden globes”, it was met with confusion. Then he explained, “I don’t mean to be gloomy, it’s just that it has the words Hollywood, Foreign, and Press in it”. This was a theme that continued on throughout the show, and although a little sad, it spoke with brutal honesty to the state of the world.
    • Also, when he said “I accept this award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere”. Oh Laurie, it’s like you understand how frequently you’re type cast.
  5. Ryan Gosling

    • Gosling took home a Golden Globe for his work in La La Land, but was quick to note that he could not have done it alone. In a shout out to his co-star Emma Stone, and La La Land writer Damien Chazelle, he said “I could chop it in 3 pieces, but I don’t really want to do that because who would get what piece and no one really wants the bottom…”
    • And then, he dedicated the win to his wife’s brother, Juan Carlos-Mendez and made us all puddle
  6. Diego Luna speaking
    • A post on twitter went viral last week when a fan pointed out how impactful it was to have a Star Wars character with a latinx accent being on display loud and proud. In case you missed it, check it out here
    • Representation is SO important. 2016 taught us that, I hope, through films like Rogue One and Ghostbusters. In addition to that, Diego’s accent is beautiful and a perfect representation of the diversity in America. I don’t really have anything more to say on this, but he spoke and it was beautiful and he didn’t care if you didn’t understand.
  7. Quest Love playing the Hamilton Mixtape
    • First of all, the magic of QuestLove DJing the Golden Globes can earn a spot on it’s own, but I LOVE that he threw in a track from the Hamilton Mixtape. It is a well known fact in the Hamilton fan community that Fallon and Quest Love are HUGE fans of the show, they even earned their own spot on the mixtape. Giving the mixtape a shoutout on live, national television was touching and brought a smile to my face.
  8. The new Beauty and the Beast spot
    • Is it bad that a commercial won a place in my top 10 spot? Yeah probably. But also, it’s Beauty and the Beast, so don’t be shocked. Although we had heard snippets of Emma Watson’s voice for other songs, this was our first time hearing her singing Belle’s song, the one most dear to my heart. Although it did sound a bit auto-tuned, it still brought me to tears. I am beyond excited to see this beloved film come to life with live action actors this spring.
  9. Viola Davis’ monologue about Meryl Strep
    • When her monologue started, I won’t lie I was a bit confused, but I quickly caught on. She was speaking about Meryl Streep, one of the most incredible and impactful artists of our lifetime. In the worlds of Davis, she taught us that “My body, my face, my age, is ENOUGH”. Support for other women will always get bonus points for me, but Viola was so incredibly genuine in her delivery of the lifetime achievement award to Streep, I was amazed. I firmly believe in the celebration of the incredible while they are still alive, and I am so happy I was able to witness this night for Meryl Streep. We should all take a note from her book, and “live out loud”
  10. Meryl Streep

    • “Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully we all lose.” Her speech, her montage, everything about her at the Golden Globes deserves a number on this list.
    • She called out our leaders for their disrespect of women, immigrants, and the press. She reminded us all to use our voices to call out evil in the world, and she sent a shout out to our Princess. Her speech stopped me dead in my tracks and left me in tears. It is a privilege to have her as an artist in our lifetimes.
    • To top her speech off, she ended it with a quote from our Princess Leia, Carrie Fischer: “Take your broken heart; make it into art.”
    • Take a moment to watch her full speech here.

It doesn’t get any better than that, I couldn’t top it off higher than Meryl Streep’s incredible monologue. What were your favorite moments this year? Do you want Tina and Amy back as hosts?

Shannon Bee

Shannon's geekiness began at an early age, growing up surrounded by Star Wars and Star Trek, and an obsession over Batman which continues to this day. She has delved into nearly every type of geekdom, including LARPs, gaming of both the video and board types, books, television, movies, and comic books. Sassiness and feminism abound in her musings, but she always seeks first to bring a smile to other's faces.

Shannon has a degree in Sociology and Women's Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, where she composed her award winning and nationally presented senior thesis titled "Behind the Shield and Under the Sheets: Sex and Sexuality in a Live Action Role Playing Game"
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