9 Weirdest Moments at the Golden Globes

From start to finish, Tuesday’s 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards was a very strange affair.

Viewers were guided through the evening by Gay Comedian of the Year, Jerrod Carmichael (“Rothaniel”), who hosted. Some of the night’s big winners included LGBTQ-inclusive movies and shows like “The White Lotus,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and “Tár.” And gay TV writer, producer and director Ryan Murphy – best known for co-creating Glee, ‘Pose’ and the ‘American Horror Story’ franchise – has been honored with a lifetime achievement award. .

Here are some of the weirdest (and gay meme-worthy) moments of the night on Twitter.

Jerrod Carmichael apologizes to Jennifer Coolidge ‘on behalf of all gay people’

Jerrod Carmichael hosted the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday.Rich Polk/NBC

As Carmichael introduced the actor and gay icon of ‘The White Lotus,’ who was set to present one of the top supporting actor awards, he shared a message.

“As a gay man, I want to apologize to him on behalf of all gay people for what we did to him on that boat,” he joked.

Coolidge’s character in HBO’s ‘The White Lotus’, which won multiple awards on Tuesday, was the target of an unsuccessful hit job by a group of ‘high end’ evil gay men with ties to the Italian Mafia .

Michelle Yeoh pays tribute to Jamie Lee Curtis in her acceptance speech

Michelle Yeoh accepts an acting award for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’. Rich Polk/NBC

Michelle Yeoh won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, for her role in the sci-fi comedy-drama “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

During her acceptance speech, Yeoh thanked Jamie Lee Curtis, who played her partner in the critically acclaimed film, calling Curtis her “hot dog lover,” a reference to the hot dog-like fingers of their characters in the movie.

Euphoria star Zendaya wins her first Golden Globe

Zendaya in season 2 of “Euphoria”. Eddy Chen/HBO

Actress and singer Zendaya won her first Golden Globe, winning the award for Actress in a Drama Series for her role as troubled queer teenager Rue Bennett on HBO’s hit show “Euphoria.”

The 26-year-old actor, who already has two Emmys for the same role, was not present to accept his Golden Globe.

Billy Porter presents Ryan Murphy with an impassioned speech and a fierce fuchsia dress

Billy Porter, right, presents Ryan Murphy with the Carol Burnett Lifetime Achievement Award. Rich Polk/NBC

Actor Billy Porter stepped out to present screenwriter, producer and TV director Ryan Murphy with the Carol Burnett award wearing a fierce fuchsia gown, fitting the ‘Pose’ star’s larger-than-life red carpet looks.

“There aren’t enough words in English for me to convey what you mean to me,” Porter told Murphy, with whom he’s worked on several projects including “Pose” and “American Horror Story.” .

“In the beginning, when my black gay man a–decided to come to Hollywood and try my luck in this film and television for the first time, I found out day one that Hollywood didn’t have all that joy of black boy, for now,” Porter, 53, said. “And as I spent many years teetering on the precipice of darkness, it was you, Ryan, and your fearless art that spoke to me, comforted me, and let me know that if i could just hold on a little longer, my time would have come. »

Porter concluded by saying, “I am honored to know that I am here as a trustee of myriad artisans both on camera, behind the scenes and beyond whose lives you have touched and changed. for the best. »

Ryan Murphy receives the Carol Burnett Award

TV mega-producer Ryan Murphy accepted the Carol Burnett Award and dedicated much of his acceptance speech to the LGBTQ audience actors he’s worked with over the years.

At the start of his speech, Murphy, who is gay, asked the audience for a standing ovation for “Pose” star Michaela Jae Rodriguez, who last year became the first transgender actor to win a Golden Globe. He also praised Porter; Niecy Nash, who was nominated for a supporting actress award for her role in Murphy’s “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”; Jeremy Pope, nominated for the best actor award for his role in “The Inspection”; and Matt Bomer, with whom Murphy has worked on several projects.

“I dedicated most of my lifetime achievement speech here tonight to these actors that I worked with to make a point of hope and progress,” Murphy said. “When I was a youngster at home in the 70s watching ‘The Carol Burnett Show,’ I never, ever saw someone like me receive an award or even be a character on a TV show. . »

Murphy, 57, added that he hopes the LGBTQ actors and characters in his work have been “examples of possibility” for young gay people watching at home.

“For 25 years, that’s all I tried to do here in Hollywood,” he said. “My mission was to take the unseen, the unloved and turn them into the heroes I dreamed of seeing but never saw in pop culture. »

The Carol Burnett Award is the Globes television equivalent of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, given for lifetime achievement in film. The Burnett Prize was launched in 2019, with its namesake, comedian Carol Burnett, being its first recipient. The winner in 2020 was Ellen DeGeneres and Norman Lear won 2021 (there was no winner last year).

Cate Blanchett rewarded for her portrayal of a fictional lesbian conductor in “Tár”

Cate Blanchett appears as bandleader Lydia Tár in the film “Tár”.

Cate Blanchett won her fourth Golden Globe for her role as world-famous lesbian bandleader Lydia Tár in the psychological thriller “Tár.”

Blanchett, who also has two Oscars to her name, was not present to accept the award.

Although “Tár” was a favorite with film critics, it struck a chord with the world’s most famous conductor: Marin Alsop. Alsop, who like her fictional counterpart is also a lesbian, slammed the film in an interview published earlier this week, saying it offended her “as a woman…as a conductor…as a lesbian.” “.

Gay icon Jennifer Coolidge wins for her role in ‘The White Lotus’

Jennifer Coolidge of “The White Lotus” accepts her first Golden Globe Award.Rich Polk/NBC

Gay icon Jennifer Coolidge won her first Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the silly and glamorous heiress in the second season of ‘The White Lotus.’

The Emmy-winning actor thanked hit show creator Mike White, who was visibly emotional throughout Coolidge’s speech.

“Even though it’s the end, because you killed me, you changed my life,” Coolidge said, referring to his character’s death at the end of the show’s second season.

Coolidge also joked about how his social life has improved following the success of the HBO limited series.

“My neighbors talk to me,” she says. “I’ve never been invited to a party, and now everyone invites me! »

Evan Peters rewarded for his portrayal of gay serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer

Evan Peters accepts a Golden Globe for Best Actor for “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.” Rich Polk/NBC

Actor Evan Peters won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his role as Jeffrey Dahmer – the infamous gay serial killer who murdered 17 people from 1978 to 1991 – in the Netflix series ‘Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story “.

“And last but most important, I want to thank everyone who watched the show,” Peters said. “It was hard to do, hard to watch, but I sincerely hope something good came out of it. »

Mike White accepts the Golden Globe for “The White Lotus”

Mike White accepts an award for “The White Lotus”. Rich Polk/NBC

‘The White Lotus’ creator Mike White, who is bisexual, accepted the Golden Globe after his hit show won Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or Made-for-TV Movie, beating out ” Black Bird”, “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer”. History”, “The Stall” and “Pam & Tommy”.

After confessing that he “drank too much because there was no food,” White thanked his cast.

“I would take a bullet for you guys,” he said. “Not on the heart but maybe on the foot. »

He added: “It is very rewarding to have this moment. »

Source: www.nbcnews.com


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