How Many Times Was the Word 'Love' Said? Golden Globe Acceptance Speeches, By the Numbers

How often were parents thanked at Sunday's show? PEOPLE investigates


The Golden Globes not only celebrated Hollywood’s finest performances of the past year, but also served as proof that no star is cool enough to not thank mom while accepting their award. And it’s pretty freakin’ adorable.

But it wasn’t just parents that were celebrated during acceptance speeches. “God” was said six times, variations of “thank you” were spoken 152 times, “love” was uttered 15 times and “oh my God” was said once (by our forever heartthrob Christian Slater).

So, how did last night’s winners do? PEOPLE investigates (cue the Law & Order theme song).


# of times: 7
# of celebrity culprits: 5; including Steve Jobs screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient Denzel Washington
Line to remember: “And my wife, oh my God, thank you for making me the happiest man alive. You make all my dreams come true.” – Christian Slater

Thank You

# of times: 152
# of celebrity culprits: 27; including The Revenant‘s Leonardo DiCaprio and Steve Jobs‘s Kate Winslet
Line to remember: “Because of [my American Horror Story cast], I was able to shine, I guess. Thank you for sharing your talent with me. I wanted to be an actress before I wanted to be a singer.” – Lady Gaga


# of times: 4
# of celebrity culprits: 4; including The Affair‘s Maura Tierney and American Horror Story‘s Lady Gaga
Line to remember: “I have to thank my mom – ah, I can’t believe this!” – Brie Larson


# of times: 15
# of celebrity culprits: 14; including Creed‘s Sylvester Stallone and Joy‘s Jennifer Lawrence
Line to remember: “Terrence Howard, I am nothing without you. Cookie is nothing without Lucious. I love you. Thank you so much!” – Taraji P. Henson, thanking her Empire costar

Will this ratio hold true throughout awards season? Tune into the next big awards show: The 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards air Jan. 17 at 8 p.m. ET on A&E, Lifetime and LMN, to find out.

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