From tears to laughter to full-on cringes, the Golden Globes has always served up plenty of memorable moments.
Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield stole the spotlight when they both lost an award during the 2016 ceremony and immediately embraced in a passionate kiss.
“I just wanted Ryan to know that I loved him no matter whether he won or lost,” Garfield said days later while on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. “It doesn’t matter, it’s how you play the game. He showed up, he gave his all. It doesn’t change anything in my heart.”
In December 2021, Garfield reflected on the surprise smooch. “It was a really fun moment. I said to him, ‘If you win, kiss me instead of Blake [Lively], your wife, because Blake was on the other side.’ He was like, ‘Amazing, let’s do it,'” Garfield recalled during Wired’s auto-complete interview video series.
Although Ryan Gosling took home the trophy for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, Reynolds and the British actor decided to lock lips anyway.
“That was fun,” Garfield continued. “It was nice to do it. I liked it. Yes, he did get lost in my eyes. I felt it. And then I realized that what we had done was a mistake. Because for me, it was just a prank, like, a fun thing. But obviously, this has happened to me before, where people catch feelings and I don’t.”
The winners have been known to make the audience laugh during acceptance speeches too. Brad Pitt took the stage to accept the Best Supporting Actor statue for 12 Monkeys at the 1996 Golden Globes. “I’d like to thank the members of — actually, the makers of Kaopectate,” Pitt said, referring to a medication that treats indigestion and diarrhea. “They’ve done a great service for their fellow man. Thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press, for this moment of absolute terror.”
He went on to thank the filmmakers as well as his then-girlfriend, “the love of my life, my angel Gwyneth Paltrow.” However, he brought up the indigestion medicine again in the press room.
“I have a nervous stomach, and it works,” the Fight Club star explained to reporters. “I’ll be expecting those calls from Kaopectate any minute now.”
Not every joke is memorable for the laughter, however. Seth Rogen made audiences cringe when he presented an award alongside Kate Beckinsale in 2011 and said, “Hello, I’m Seth Rogen, and I am currently trying to conceal a massive erection.” Beckinsale chuckled uncomfortably. “How nice,” she replied.
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