The Golden Globes are back.
There were plenty of questions ahead of Tuesday’s telecast, but thanks to appearances from Rihanna, Brad Pitt, Eddie Murphy and more, it’s safe to say the program has once again cemented itself as a star-studded stop on the discount circuit. price.
Comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosted the revamped show, which had already been put on ice as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) grappled with an industry boycott amid its diversity scandal. Inside the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, guests seemed eager to be back in person at the event, where stars like Steven Spielberg, Colin Farrell and Quinta Brunson won big. The elephant in the room was tackled early on thanks to Carmichael, paving the way for some of the industry’s biggest stars to reunite again in January. Here are 10 things you haven’t seen on TV:
Brad Pitt is a graceful loser
The evening kicked off with Ke Huy Quan winning Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Everything everywhere all at once. Mandarin had no bigger fan in the audience than Pitt. The Oscar-winning actor was one of the first stars on his feet to cheer on Quan, who is now considered the big favorite to rehearse at the Oscars.
Salma Hayek leads support for Angela Bassett
Bassett won the supporting actress trophy for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the whole room burst into applause. But it was Hayek who left his seat first and everyone quickly followed suit, including an energetic Pitt, Margot Robbie and more.
Speaking of Brad Pitt, he was the MVP of the Globes
There was no greater cheerleader for her peers than Pitt. The actor was one of the most energetic stars in the ballroom, cheering furiously for the winners throughout the night. When Austin Butler won for his role in Elvis, Pitt and Butler kissed on the way to the stage. It seems Pitt’s support was also acknowledged by Butler, as he remarked, “I’m in this room full of my heroes. Brad, I love you.”
Is Austin Butler still Elvis?
The actor looked a lot like the icon he portrayed in the Baz Luhrmann biopic throughout the night. “I didn’t even think about it,” Butler told reporters backstage, according to People. “I don’t think I always sound like him, but I guess I have to, because I hear it all the time.”
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky go on a date
They arrived fashionably late, but did not disappoint. The power couple snuck to the side of the room and huddled together during the first part of the program. Despite the fact that Rihanna lost in her category pretty early on, you wouldn’t have known. RiRi even smiled when Carmichael and Niecy Nash made jokes about being in awe of her — which is pretty relatable.
Don’t mess with Michelle Yeoh
The veteran star had her much-deserved moment when she won Best Actress (Drama) for Everything everywhere all at once. So obviously she wouldn’t be played without a fight as she jokingly looked aside and told producers to “shut up” when they tried to get her off stage. “I can beat you,” Yeoh joked as the music started, “This is serious.”
Jennifer Coolidge gets beeped and the crowd goes wild
If you can believe it, The White Lotus The star won her first Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or TV Movie with her iconic performance. To no one’s surprise, Coolidge got laughs — and beeps — when she thanked creator Mike White. “I just want to say Mike White you gave me hope even if it’s the end because you killed me but it doesn’t matter because you really changed my life d ‘a million different ways. My neighbors aren’t mean to me, things like that!…and none of those people, I’ve ever been invited to a party on my hill and now everyone is calling me guest !” she joked. “Mike White. F***ing s***…this is such a fun night, love you.”
Everybody loves Selena Gomez
The Only murders in the building was one of the biggest celebrities at the event, but you wouldn’t have known that if you tried to approach her. The actress was kind to everyone who came near her – even in the bathroom queue – and lamented how difficult it was to walk in a fancy dress and heels. Her relatable nature has made her a big hit inside the theater with people clamoring to take pictures with Gomez.
Tracy Morgan has gasps
The 30 rock star roasted Eddie Murphy for having 10 children while presenting him with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the telecast. “Your snatch game is weak, Eddie,” Morgan said, earning lots of laughs, groans, and everyone else from the crowd. Morgan had no problem making a joke about his own situation in 2014 when he was seriously injured after a Walmart truck hit the vehicle he was traveling in. the globes.
Eddie Murphy gets the biggest crowd reaction
While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Career Achievement on the show, the comedian ended his speech with some poignant advice for viewers: “There is a definite blueprint you can follow to achieve success. , prosperity and peace of mind. It’s very simple. There are three things: pay your taxes, mind your own business and keep the name of Will Smith’s wife out of your fucking mouth!” The star-studded crowd laughed and cheered for a while with that one.