In 1980, the Divine Miss M behaved slightly less than heavenly during her best actress acceptance speech for her film debut in The Rose. Quoting another screen siren, Midler cupped her other two, um, trophies, and said, “I’m reminded of when Joan Crawford actually won her Golden Globe and she said…’I’ll show you a pair of Golden Globes.’”
We’re not sure why the Golden Globes are a hotbed of inappropriate fondling, but designer and red carpet interviewer Isaac Mizrahi jumped on the bandwagon in 2006, when he got handsy with – in the name of fashion, of course (he was trying to figure out how her dress was made)! “What is going on?!” Johansson cried. The actress later admitted she was less than thrilled with the Golden grope: “It was definitely in poor taste,” she told the Los Angeles Times.
Director Oliver Stone decided to forgo thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press during his 1979 Best Screenplay acceptance speech for Midnight Express. Instead, he turned the moment into a rant against U.S. drug policy. The audience booed and security guards gave Stone the cue to exit.
They’re all winners? In 1989, the only Globes three-way-tie occurred when Sigourney Weaver (Gorillas in the Mist), an absent Shirley MacLaine (Madame Sousatzka) and Jodie Foster (The Accused) were co-named best actress. The trio was gracious about sharing the statuette – but what’s even more astounding is that they beat Meryl!
Why decided to go bra-less at the 2006 Golden Globes is a mystery for the ages. At least she had a sense of humor about it: she appeared on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update the following week to poke fun at her fashion faux pas. Barrymore later admitted her mistake, saying “My worst red carpet moment is the Gucci green dress where my boobs look like watermelons, it’s the worst I felt so bad. I was like, ‘I’m so sorry, Gucci. I have tarnished your name.”