Lesson learned: Do not get in Lady Gaga's way when she has an award to accept
Ah, shade. It’s a wonderful thing. And at an award show as wild, weird and generally loose as the Golden Globes, you’re gonna get a lot of good shade.
With Ricky Gervais in the hosting seat again, there were obviously going to be a few second-glances whenever one of his purposefully offensive jokes hit home slightly harder – but there were also a few between presenters. Let’s take a look.
“I’m America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez,” Ferrera said while at the podium, referencing the awkward moment last year when the Golden Globes Twitter account got the two Latina actresses confused during their nomination announcement. “Thank you, Charo,” Eva Longoria said at the end.
Foxx made two quick impressions in his time onstage, first “pulling a Steve Harvey” by announcing Straight Outta Compton as the winner of the best score award, then by calling out Quentin Tarantino for comparing the world of film soundtrack composition to a “ghetto.”
Sure, it was a bit. But having Ryan Gosling pretend to be angry at Brad Pitt for getting more lines as a presenter? Okay, it wasn’t actually that funny on paper, but Gosling’s delivery really sold it. He’s a good kid.
Aziz Ansari probably wasn’t actually upset about losing the Golden Globe (to Gael Garcéa Bernal, not Jeffrey Tambor, as it turns out), but the fact that he had this book made and prepared to use as a prop? That’s dedication. That’s playing the long game even if the gag didn’t quite pan out as predicted.
The lesson here is twofold: Do not bump into Leo, and do not get in Lady Gaga’s way when she has an award to accept.