There is a movie called Hidden Figures. There is also a movie called Fences. But there is no movie called Hidden Fences, a hybrid title that Jenna Bush Hager invented while interviewing Pharrell. The producer was kind enough not to correct her, but his puzzled expression was the best reaction of all.
It’s hard to pick a favorite moment from Jimmy Fallon’s star-studded, La La Land-inspired opening number. But we’ll have to go with the joyous “resurrection” of Stranger Things‘ Barb, who floated out of that miserable pool like the hero she really is.
MOST DISAPPOINTING INTRODUCTION
Yes, Priyanka Chopra is starring in the upcoming Baywatch movie. But she’s also the badass face of ABC’s Quantico, something that the Globes announcer failed to mention as he introduced her to the stage.
MOST ENDEARING ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
One of the evening’s best moments came while the audience was still (mostly) sober. While collecting a statuette for black-ish, Tracee Ellis Ross was both humble (“It’s nice at 44! I like it here!”) and captivating, as she acknowledged the gravity of her win: “This is for all the women — women of color and colorful people — whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you.” And we see you, Ms. Ross.
BEST QUESTLOVE UNDERSTUDY
She may not have won the Golden Globe, but Julia Louis-Dreyfus won our hearts as she temporarily took over the turntable. And isn’t that the real prize in the end?
WORST RECURRING NIGHTMARE
Seriously, Hollywood, repeat after us: Hidden. Figures. (We’re sure Hidden Fences would be an entertaining film in its own right, though, Michael Keaton.)
Watch out, Jacob Tremblay: You’ve got some competition for Most Adorable Human in the form of Lion star Sunny Pawar. Alongside co-star Dev Patel, he thoroughly melted our cynical, TV-critiquing hearts.
MOST CONFUSING COMEDY BIT
Show of hands: Who else didn’t realize for a while that Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn were actually doing a scripted thing, and Hawn wasn’t actually struggling to read the prompter? No one? Just us? Awesome.
MOST SURPRISING LIP-LOCK
The only people happier than Ryan Gosling about his win? Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds, who celebrated Gosling’s victory with a kiss. (Why, yes, this is the awards show where people can drink. Why do you ask?)
MOST ENTERTAINING DUO
Before presenting the award for Best Animated Feature Film, Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig carried out a long-but-funny comedy bit, in which they reminisced about their first trips to an animated movie… which also happened to be tragic days in their childhoods. Any chance this could get a Golden Globe later in the evening?
BEST POLITICAL COMMENTARY
After receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her decades-long career, Meryl Streep took the stage to deliver a poignant, timely speech about President-Elect Donald Trump and America’s social climate. Even with laryngitis, Streep had the crowd — and us — hanging on her every word. (Read more about her speech here.)