Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross took home her first Golden Globe this year for her performance on the hit ABC comedy. In her acceptance speech, she dedicated the award to people of color. "This is for all the women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important," she said. "But I want you to know that I see you. We see you. It is an honor to be on this show, black-ish, to continue expanding the way we are seen and known. And to show the magic and the beauty and the sameness of a story and stories that are outside of where the industry usually looks."
Rather than deliver a typical "thank you" speech while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Meryl Streep took the opportunity to deliver a scathing condemnation of president-elect Donald Trump. Streep touched upon Trump's mocking of a disabled reporter, saying it "broke my heart," and discussed how much Hollywood relies on foreign talent, explaining that if you deport them, "you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts." Concluding her acceptance speech, the three-time Oscar winner invoked the importance of the press -- saying it was more important now than ever -- and that she was going to follow the advice of her friend Carrie Fisher. "Take your broken heart and make it into art."
The Golden Globes honored the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds during Sunday's ceremony. The moving tribute included clips from Fisher and Reynolds' myriad movie and television appearances as well as touching home video of Carrie as a kid, set to them singing "You Made Me Love You" from the musical Irene, one of Reynolds' signature songs. It was a touching tribute to the legendary women. You can watch it here.
When a beautifully bearded Jon Hamm took the stage to present the award for Best Actress in a TV Drama, the former Mad Men star said what we were all thinking: that the Golden Globes had turned into Beard Parade 2017. Actors like Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Chris Hemsworth among others sported epic and expertly groomed beards. To say that we wholeheartedly approve of this movement would be an understatement. However, there was at least one beard that should not be on parade, and that was whatever was growing on the face of Casey Affleck, who took home the Golden Globe for Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea. Sorry, bro.
During the La La Land actor's acceptance speech for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, Ryan Gosling opened up about the struggles his family was dealing with while he filmed the critically acclaimed musical that eventually took home seven awards Sunday. Gosling began by thanking his longtime girlfriend Eva Mendes for taking care of their child while simultaneously pregnant with their second daughter and taking care of her brother, who was battling cancer at the time. Gosling then dedicated the award to the memory of Mendes' late brother, Juan Carlo Mendes.Ryan Gosling
Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell presented the award for Best Animated Feature by reflecting on the first time they each saw an animated movie. As a straight-faced Carell recalled, he was 6-years-old when he went to see Fantasia with his family -- an event that was immediately followed by his parents deciding to get a divorce, after which, Carell claimed, he never saw his father again. Wiig then upped the downer factor when she recalled her first animated movie experience: Bambi. The same day she had to put her three family dogs down.
Hugh Laurie made a doomsday prediction in his acceptance speech after winning the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series. The Night Manager actor joked this was the last-ever Golden Globes ceremony because "It has the words Hollywood, foreign and press in the title." Consider the mic dropped.
We know it's hard to take your eyes off anything but Ryan Gosling when he's on stage, but Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield awarded those who were strong enough to do it. While Gosling walked to the stage to accept his award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, Reynolds and Garfield could be seen in the background locking lips. Yeah, two of Hollywood's hottest hunks were swapping spit while an equally hunky Hollywood dude was accepting an award. Was it the champagne? Was it an inside joke? We don't know or really care, but it was hilarious and we approve.
Jimmy Fallon's musical opening kicked off with a star-studded take on La La Land's traffic jam dance number "Another Day of Sun" before moving into a parody of the familiar song "City of Stars" featuring Justin Timberlake and Timberlake's dead-on Fallon impression. But the best part of the awards' opening number was when Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown showed off her famous rap skills.
It's pretty safe to assume that Questlove was the Golden Globes' first-ever live, on-stage DJ in the 74 years of the ceremony. Despite not really knowing what Jimmy Fallon's bandleader was doing up there, we're gonna go out on a limb and say he did a good job. The award for second-best DJ in the history of the show, though, has to go to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who apparently took over as his understudy during a commercial break. As the show returned, we were a little confused by the sight of a woman's manicured hand, which we soon learn belonged to the Veep star (DJ JLD?) who was behind the turntables and rocking an Afro pick in her hair. It was too funny and, hey, since Selina Meyer is kind of out of a job at the moment, may inspire a side hustle?