15 Hilarious, Awkward, and Heart-Warming Golden Globes Moments You Forgot Happened

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15 Hilarious, Awkward, and Heart-Warming Golden Globes Moments You Forgot Happened

As we gear up for another Golden Globes season, it's easy to forget what's happened in the past, especially since the Golden Globes don't have the national attention that the Academy Awards do. But even though they're not the Oscars (remember, Ricky Gervais once famously joked that the Golden Globes are to the Oscars what the Kardashians are to Kate Middleton), the Globes have boasted plenty of crazy, hilarious, and shocking moments that were more than worthy of their own little gold man. Need a refresher? Click on for some of the most notable Golden Globe moments that you forgot happened... until now. 

Jack Lemmon Got Someone Else's Award

Ving Rhames won a Golden Globe award in 1998 and, in his acceptance speech, gave it to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon. “I feel that being an artist is about giving, and I’d like to give this to you,” he said and handed over the award to the aging actor. A sweet move that would make any grumpy old man happy.

Jodie Foster (Kind of, Not Really) Came Out

 “I am single.” Foster declared in 2013 after several painstaking moments when everyone thought she was going to officially come out as a lesbian. But she admitted that she did do her “coming out in the stone age” and said that she ”value[d] privacy above all else” which is why she hasn’t done any sort of official coming out speech. 

Bill Clinton Showed Up

“That was Hillary Clinton’s Husband!” awed host Amy Poehler said after the former president appeared to introduce the movie Lincoln in 2013. Touché.

Bette Midler Giggled her Way Through an Inappropriate Speech

In 1980, Bette Midler — who claimed she had “to be tasteful, they told me I was supposed to be” — went ahead and dropped the famous line, “I’ll show you a pair of Golden Globes” and shimmied her breasts. You don’t own the First Wives Club star, but she certainly owned the stage.

Renée Zellweger Was in the Bathroom When She Won Her Award

You know how you have those dreams where you’re terribly ill-prepared for something important? Well, in 2001, that dream became a reality for poor Renée Zellweger, who was in the bathroom when the Globes announced that she won. Surprisingly, she’s not even the first person who’s done that. Christine Lahti suffered a similar fate in 1998. 

Meryl Streep Got Censored

In 2012, Streep reminded us again why she’s an awards season darling when she dropped the s-bomb onstage during her acceptance speech.

Anne Hathaway Said 'Blerg'

Her 2013 acceptance speech was kind of a hot mess, but she was channeling Tina Fey’s 30 Rock character so can we just forgive her already? 

A Confused Elizabeth Taylor Presented an Award

In 2001, a possibly drunk but very entertaining Taylor was confused by the entire process of presenting an award. The best part is her genuine surprise announcing that Gladiator had won. 

Amy Flirted with George Clooney

Both stars are now single, so I totally ship this 2013 canoodling.

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Baby Drew Barrymore Was Totes Adorbs

Johnny Depp Admitted Even He Didn't See 'The Tourist'

“Have you seen The Tourist yet?” Host Ricky Gervais asked Depp. “Uhh… no.” he replied in 2012. (Don’t worry Johnny, no one did.)

Isaac Mizrahi Copped a Feel

In 2006, the fashion designer helped himself to a handful of Scarlett Johansson’s boobs, claiming he was taking notes for a future dress design. Nice try, bro.

Andrew Garfield Couldn't Say 'Inspiringly' in 2011

Don’t worry Andrew — I had to spell check that caption. Check out Garfield’s adorable flub here.

Taylor Swift Threw Shade

In 2013, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler warned Swift to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son, a joke Swift took very seriously. She would later say, “You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved that said, ‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’” 


Amy and Tina Killed it

But you would never forget that. It’s part of why they were invited back to host not once but twice more. And we can’t wait.