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BRENDAN SPAZZES OUT
When Robert De Niro began his speech to present Martin Scorsese with the Lifetime Achievement Award during last year’s Globes ceremony, the camera panned to Brendan Fraser, who delivered what can only be described as the the goofiest clap in history, which in turn became a popular Internet meme. “The truth was, I wasn’t presenting, so it was just my job to sit there and have a good time,” he said on Lopez Tonight. “I just spazzed.”
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ANGELINA'S WET NIGHT
After vowing that she would jump into the pool at the Beverly Hilton hotel if she won a Golden Globe for Gia, did just that, taking the plunge in her beaded couture gown after her win in 1999. “Somebody has to find Randolph Duke and hold him back because it’s his dress and he’s going to try to stop me,” Jolie said backstage before making her big splash.
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SCARLETT'S MAIN SQUEEZE
While working the red carpet for E! at the 2006 Golden Globes, designer Isaac Mizrahi asked about the undergarments she wore under her slinky Valentino gown – before deciding to feel out the situation himself. After giving her breasts a squeeze, Mizrahi burst out in a singsong voice, “I touched Scarlett’s boob!”
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JOAN'S DISCOUNT STORE DISS
Another Globes, another red Valentino moment! When Sela Ward arrived at the 2002 red carpet in a peekaboo crimson gown from the designer, E! correspondent Joan Rivers sneered, “Who are you representing? Kmart?” The result? Ward blushed as red as her gown.
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CHRISTINE'S POTTY BREAK
When you gotta go, you gotta go! In 1998, Chicago Hope’s Christine Lahti was in the bathroom when she won best actress. After Robin Williams filled time with jokes, she ran to the stage wiping her hands on a napkin. “I was just flushing the toilet and someone said, ‘You won,’ and I thought they were joking and I thought, ‘What a terrible joke,’ ” she said. But Lahti had the last laugh: The next year, she presented an award – with toilet paper purposefully stuck to her shoe.
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THE COLOR YELLOW
Flashback! In 1986, Whoopi Goldberg nabbed the best actress award for her first-ever starring role in a feature film, The Color Purple – beating out seasoned vets like Meryl Streep and Anne Bancroft. But it was her outfit – a yellow track suit and sneakers! – that raised eyebrows, setting the tone for Goldberg’s unconventional Hollywood style.
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HELEN TAKES THE PLUNGE
Dame Helen Mirren took home two awards at the 2007 Golden Globes, but it was her custom-made Donna Karan gown – which showed off a considerable amount of the then-62-year-old’s cleavage – that had blogs buzzing. “I was never going to be anyone’s mum or grandmother,” she later told the Times Online. “But I can dig that beautiful earth-mother thing.”
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Outrageous Bruno and Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen didn’t disappoint in 2009. “The recession is affecting everyone, even celebrities,” Cohen said as he presented the best comedy award. “Victoria Beckham hasn’t eaten for three weeks. Charlie Sheen has been forced to have sex without paying for it. It’s true! And even Madonna has had to get rid one of her personal assistants. Our thoughts go out to you, Guy Ritchie.” While some stars stifled smiles, others – like – remained utterly unamused.
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DARREN FLIPS THE BIRD
While accepting his best actor award for The Wrestler in 2009, Mickey Rourke offered sincere thanks to director Darren Aronofsky, then joked, “He hates it when I say he’s tough, but he is one tough son of a b–h.” Aronofsky’s reply? Flipping the bird – on live TV.
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J.LO'S RED CARPET COMEBACK
Less than a year after the birth of her twins, – the night’s first presenter – was back in fighting form, wowing at the 2009 Golden Globes with her slinky, backless gold Marchesa gown.
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THE YEAR THE GLOBES WEREN'T
The stars stayed home in 2008 after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association canceled the show. No one would have come anyway: The Screen Actors Guild pledged not to cross picket lines in support of the striking Writers Guild of America. Instead, entertainment reporters like The Insider’s Lara Spencer read the names of the nominees and winners, for an awkward TV presentation that lasted about 30 minutes.
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SWEET 'N' LOW
Presenting a clip from John Adams at the ‘06 awards, had perfect makeup, a soft hairdo and a great forest-green Gucci gown. What was missing? A bra. Barrymore later spoofed herself on Saturday Night Live, wearing a pair of fake, drooping breasts, and eventually called the dress her worst red carpet moment, telling reporters about how “my boobs looked like watermelons.” D’oh!
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REESE'S DRESS DISTRESS
had no idea she was wearing a hand-me-down when she stepped on the red carpet in ‘06. What she thought was a vintage, never-been-worn Chanel dress was actually from the design house’s 2002 couture collection – and had been worn by Kirsten Dunst to a Globes afterparty just three years before! Still, Witherspoon came out a winner, taking home best actress for Walk the Line.