7 Most Shocking Golden Globes Moments of All Time
What happens at the Golden Globes definitely doesn’t stay at the Golden Globes.
Being the first major award show of the year, the Golden Globes sets the tone for the rest of award season.
1. Jodie Foster sorta, kinda comes out of the closet. After accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2013 Golden Globes, Foster gave an acceptance speech that left viewers scratching their heads. She began by thanking her colleagues and family but then rambled on for seven minutes ending with a coming out of sorts. “I hope that you’re not disappointed that there won’t be a big coming-out speech tonight,” she said, “because I already did my coming out about a thousand years ago, back in the Stone Age.”
2. Jacqueline Bisset’s never-ending speech. When Bisset won the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or TV Movie for her role in the British series Dancing on the Edge in 2014, no one was prepared for the speech she was about to give. The shocked actress said her thank yous, and then proceeded to curse, ramble on about forgiveness and ignore the play-off music, not once but twice.
3. Ving Rhames gives away his award. In1998 Rhames won a Globe for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries for his performance in HBO’s Don King: Only in America. Overwhelmed with emotion, Rhames called up fellow nominee Jack Lemmon who was nominated for his role in 12 Angry Men as Juror #8, and gave his award away. Rhames said, “I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I’d like to give this to you.”
4. Scarlett Johanssen gets felt up. Everyone knows to expect the unexpected on the Golden Globes red carpet, but no one was prepared to watch Johanssen get felt up on live TV after Issac Mizrahi questioned her underwear choice.
5. The Rat Pack takes over. Way back before all of your favorite Golden Globe moments were instantly gif-ified, the globes were actually handed out by journalists. Then in 1958, a drunken Rat Pack decided they were over boring award shows, a hijacked the whole ceremony. Their antics were such a hit, they were invited back the next year to host, creating the Golden Globes we all know and love today.
6. Margret Cho’s North Korean Soldier gag. Following the scandal surrounding the release of the comedy The Interview, Cho decided to poke fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, but some felt she took the joke too far.
7. Ricky Gervais’ Scientology barb. In his three years as host Gervais hurt a lot of feelings, but not even the audience could believe his obvious dig at Scientologists Tom Cruise and John Travolta.