1. Meryl Streep’s Acceptance Speech:
As the record holder for most Golden Globe nominations, one would think she would be prepared. Yet Meryl Streep seemed genuinely shocked by her win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The Iron Lady. She was forced to wing her acceptance speech when she got to the podium and realized she’d forgotten her glasses, and ended up giving a fun, freewheeling, and at times disorienting speech where she thanked actors who weren’t even nominated and was bleeped for an unexpected s-bomb.
2. Octavia Spencer Wins Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for The Help:
Octavia Spencer showed off her sense of humour, as well as her sincerity, with the night’s most emotional speech. Spencer was clearly excited about the win, but extremely overwhelmed by the moment. “I’m just trembling here,” she admitted. “Oh my God, I’m going to fall off these high-heeled shoes.”
3. William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman Perform a Duet:
The husband-and-wife team sang a song introducing the nominees for Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Movie or Miniseries Category. “These actresses did stunning work, heartbreaking true and bold/ Though four will go home empty-handed, one will take home gold/ Don’t be humiliated ’cause you all did a terrific job/ It’s an honour to be nominated, blah-blah blah-blah, blah-blah, blah.” In a mostly serious night, it was a funny and charming surprise.
4. Best Brad Pitt Impression
The bromance between George Clooney and Brad Pitt was in full force at the Globes when Clooney hobbled onstage with Pitt’s cane to introduce Moneyball. A friendly jab at Pitt, who has walked with a cane since injuring his knee skiing a few weeks ago, Clooney joked, “I have to give it back to him or he can’t make it to the bar otherwise.”
5. Uggie Steals The Show
One of the breakout stars at the Globes was Uggie, the Jack Russell terrier who plays Jack in The Artist. As the cast and crew of The Artist took the stage to celebrate their win for Best Motions Picture Comedy or Musical, all eyes turned on Uggie as he did a little dance on his hind legs.–Erin Fitzsimmons