The good, the bad and the most WTF moments from the Globes

The 2019 Golden Globes weren’t the socially and politically charged show of 2018, but this year’s event still managed to have moments of inspiration sprinkled throughout the night. First-time hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg had chemistry, but with Oh a dramatic actor and Samberg the star of a primetime comedy, they weren’t the best-equipped duo for taking down Trump and, as promised, there wasn’t anything at all anti-Trump. 

Still, the evening included moments of levity, of seriousness, of joy, and some truly WTF camera angles. Here’s the best and the worst of the 2019 Golden Globes.

THE BEST

SANDRA OH AND ANDY SAMBERG'S RACIER MOMENTS

If we're honest, the duo's first hosting gig was hit and miss, but when the pair were on, they were great. From jokingly roasting guests, to Sandra’s outstanding This Is Us quip about using tissues for something other than crying, Samberg and Oh steered clear of politics but still added clever moments of social commentary, their own way.

Sandra Oh at the Golden Globes

THE RETURN OF AMY POEHLER​

If we can’t have another year of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting the Golden Globes, we’ll settle for a presenting duo of Poehler and fellow SNL alum Maya Rudolph. Bonus points for spoofing the guy who thought the Emmys were an appropriate venue for an engagement. FYI, they’re not. 

Amy and Maya

SANDRA OH MAKES US CRY

Whether she was taking a moment during the opening monologue to tell people of colour that she sees them (“Next year could be different, but right now this moment is real. Trust me, it’s real. Because I see you, and I see you, all these faces of changes. And now, so will everyone else”), thanking her parents during her acceptance speech for Best Actress Drama for Killing Eve, or giving Canada a shout-out (we love attention), Sandra Oh had us crying with patriotic pride on Sunday night.

Sandra Oh

GLENN CLOSE MAKES US CRY

There was a split second when we were disappointed that Lady Gaga didn’t take home the Best Actress Drama award for A Star Is Born, but then we saw winner Glenn Close’s face. The legendary actor delivered one of the best speeches of the night, encouraging women to follow their dreams and find their happiness outside of their roles as mothers and partners. Yas kween.

Glenn Close wins

REGINA KING PROMISES 50 PER CENT WOMEN

Regina King won a Globe on Sunday night for her performance in If Beale Street Could Talk and used her platform to announce that she would be holding herself to the promise of ensuring her film sets are 50 per cent women, encouraging the rest of Hollywood and people in industries outside of film and TV to work towards gender equality.

Regina King

THE RETURN OF CAROL BURNETT

We just feel better when Carol Burnett is on our TV screen.

Carol Burnett

THE WORST

JEFF BRIDGES TAGS US ALL

Not everyone can be Oprah and while Jeff Bridges’ acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille Award didn’t quite live up to his predecessor's stirring speech, we still would love to get a beer with The Dude. Or a White Russian.

Jeff Bridges

FLAT SCRIPT

From the opening monologue to the many presenters, the script for the 2019 Golden Globes fell flat more often than it landed. Case in point, when the three talented ladies from The Favourite tried to  nervously-laugh their way through an awkward bit.

cast of 'The Favourite'

CHRISTIAN BALE SHOOTS HIS MOUTH

Christian Bale seems to know he has a reputation for being a jerk and actually made a joke out of it. Who knew the Dark Knight had a sense of humor? Unfortunately, Bale didn’t listen to his wife’s advice to keep his thank you’s short and ended up wandering around his speech.

Christian Bale

BORROWED JOKES

While we loved that Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh included Jim Carrey in their monologue and gave us two Canadians on screen at one time during the Globes, their schtick about Carrey, a TV actor, sitting with movie stars, was already done by Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 2014 Golden Globes. Also, TV is kinda better than movies now, so the gag doesn’t really work in 2019.

Jim Carey

CENSOR OVERLOAD

People f***ing loved swearing at the 2019 Golden Globes. Olivia Colman, Patricia Arquette, and Steve Carell were just a few of the stars who got bleeped during Sunday’s show. Considering the PG-13 and above ratings on just about every TV series and film nominated this year, does it really matter if we hear one of the seven words you can’t say on television on television?

Patricia Arquette

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

Bohemian Rhapsody winning over A Star Is Born? Huh.

Rami Malek

Get more on the Globes right here and tune in on Monday, January 7th for all of our Golden Globes coverage!