A note to all awards shows that have dared to take place during the past year: The Golden Globes will see your virtual ceremonies, and raise you a broadcast hosted on two different coasts.
Unable to bring everyone to the Beverly Hilton Hotel due to the coronavirus pandemic, NBC got creative with Sunday’s Globes, a semi-virtual affair emceed by Amy Poehler (in Los Angeles) and Tina Fey (in New York City). And, as you might expect from a ceremony that ambitious, the evening had its shares of highs (John Boyega’s incredibly relatable bottom-half attire) and lows (you’re on mute, Daniel Kaluuya!).
In the list below, we’ve gathered a dozen moments from the Globes that struck us as memorable for one reason or another, whether they were funny, tearjerking or downright cringey. And though it’d be easy to define the broadcast by its technical glitches or comedic bits that didn’t quite work, this year’s Globes were also quite moving, full of speeches and shout-outs that brought us to tears.
NBC’s pre-show, hosted by Jane Lynch and Susan Kelechi Watson, earned a couple of spots on our list, as well, thanks to unscripted moments from Jared Leto and Regina King. (Well, Regina King’s dog, that is.)
Grade the 2021 Golden Globes in our poll below, then scroll through our list of best and worst moments and add your own in the comments!