Millions tuned in to the Golden Globes last night to watch stars and celebrities crack jokes, make speeches, and even get a little drunk. While many people seem satisfied with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s final year hosting, some moments of the Golden Globes were a little awkward to watch.
The Independent chose one awkward moment in particular of the event as the number one most awkward moment. While Jennifer Lopez and Jeremy Renner were presenting the award for Best Actor in a mini-series or movie made for TV, Lopez said she should open the envelope because she had the nails.
Then, while looking down at her chest Jeremy responded, “You’ve got the globes too.”
Some might say this moment was a sample of Renner’s hilarious quick wit, others thought it was an awkward statement to make directly to Jennifer Lopez — especially right before giving out the award.
Another awkward moment at the Golden Globes came from Margaret Cho, who was dressed up in a farcical full costume of a North Korean journalist in military clothes and introduced as the newest member of the Hollywood Foreign Press. The first awkward bit came when Fey and Poehler introduced Cho, who remained disturbingly silent while taking a selfie with Meryl Streep. Soon after, Cho appeared on stage to deliver an awkwardly written criticism of the Golden Globes itself — from the perspective of a North Korean stereotype.
According to USA Today, many have called Cho’s bit a racist exaggeration. While Cho herself defended the awkward moment by reminding people she’s of North Korean descent, tons of tweets came in calling the gag tasteless at best.
Fey and Poehler were reminded frequently by NBC’s Matt Lauer that this was their last year to host the Golden Globes, so there was no accountability for their off-color jokes. Perhaps this is what gave them the courage to deliver the final awkward moment from the event — a hysterical but cringe-worthy Bill Cosby joke, followed by some cringe-worthy Bill Cosby impressions. When discussing the Best Picture nominee Into the Woods, the hosts explained that the fairy tale character Sleeping Beauty mistakenly thought she was simply going out for coffee with Bill Cosby, implying that she was then drugged and raped by the comedy legend.
After the crowd responded with an awkward mix of chuckles and boos, Tina and Amy proceeded to give some uncomfortably over-the-top impressions of Cosby explaining how he “puts the pills in the people.” Some may call this an awkward moment, but the Atlantic claims that Fey and Poehler “came pretty close” to pulling the joke off. See the awkward moment in the video below.
What do you think was the most awkward moment of the Golden Globes?