There’s nothing like live TV! The Golden Globes are unlike any other awards show. Not only are the stars decked out in their finest, but they are also given endlessly flowing champagne and food, making for an interesting, unpredictable show.
With the 2016 Golden Globes set to air on Sunday, January 10, take a look back at the biggest mistakes and flubs from the last five years of shows.
Emma Thompson Tosses Her Shoes (2014)
“I just want you to know this red, it’s my blood,” a tipsy Thompson said while showing the iconic red soles of her Christian Louboutin heels. When it came time for her to announce the winner of Best Screenplay, she realized it wouldn’t be possible to hold the envelope with a drink in one hand and her heels in the other. So she tossed the heels and announced Spike Jonze was the winner for Her.
Ricky Gervais Mispronounces Quvenzhané Wallis’ Name (2015)
The next Adele Dazeem? While presenting the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, British comic Gervais butchered the first name of Annie star Wallis. He later quipped, “I’ve been practicing saying that last name so I didn’t have a John Travolta moment. I got away with it.”
Julia Roberts Slams NBC (2010)
Awkward! While speaking to NBC’s Billy Bush outside the 2010 Golden Globes, Roberts appeared to have taken a quick drink before setting foot on the carpet. “Yeah, NBC, you guys are in the toilet right now!” she shouted at him. A shocked Bush replied, “Julia Roberts, we’re live on the air!” She quickly backpedaled, claiming, “I’m not saying in the toilet, but I’m just saying there’s problems.”
Andrew Garfield Can’t Spit It Out (2011)
Talk about an embarrassing introduction! Back in 2011, British star Garfield attended his first Golden Globe Awards to present his film The Social Network. Unfortunately, he couldn’t seem to deliver his lines successfully (and he was in an Aaron Sorkin film!). After several attempts, he finally got them out as the audience applauded him.
Quentin Tarantino’s Spit Take (2013)
Look out, Uma Thurman! When his name was called in the Best Director category for his work on Django Unchained, Tarantino spit out his champagne, all across the table. He did not win in that category, but he did snag the Best Screenplay prize for the film.
Meryl Streep Uncensored (2012)
You’d think she’d be used to it by now! In 2012, Meryl Streep won her seventh Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. When she reached the podium, the acclaimed actress realized she had left an important item back at her seat. “Oh shhh…ittt, where are my glasses? Oh, I’m going to have to remember my speech,” Streep said, barely evading the show’s censors.
Michael J. Fox’s “Fun Fact” (2014)
Not a fun flub. In 2014, during E!’s red carpet preshow at the Golden Globes, the network called Fox’s Parkinson’s disease a “fun fact” in a caption at the bottom of the screen. The note read: “Fun Fact: Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991.” E! later apologized for the mistake.
Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie’s Teleprompter Mixup (2014)
As the Wolf of Wall Street costars took to the stage to present at the 2014 show, they paused for a moment, seemingly at a loss for words. “I’m not going to lie to you, right now, they put up the wrong stuff on the teleprompter,” Hill told the crowd, who laughed in response. They were quickly given some note cards in order to finish the job.
Salma Hayek and Paul Rudd Are Speechless (2013)
As the show suffered technical difficulties, presenters Rudd and Hayek awkwardly grinned from the stage. “Hello,” Rudd began. “How’s everybody doing? Good? All right, great.” Hayek tried to pick up the pieces with, “OK, something about the best, uh…” before the nominees’ clips began to roll onscreen, complete with prerecorded voice-over.
Chloë Sevigny Rips Her Way to Victory (2010)
Rough night! As Sevigny took to the stage to accept her Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Big Love, her escort stepped on and ripped her Valentino gown at the podium. Then her name was misspelled on the screen as “Chloi”! At least she had that shiny trophy to comfort her!
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