Last night, viewers around the world were treated to the 80th Golden Globe Awards – an event that celebrates excellence in film television from the previous year.
The event took place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, and it was a night to remember. An esteemed panel of professionals from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association selected the most deserving winners.
It was a prestigious occasion, filled with stars from all corners of the entertainment industry that were excited to be honoured for their hard work and dedication.
Obviously, the Hollywood Foreign Press has not been without controversy over the last few years, and that is something that many people wanted them to address.
During the show, President Helen Hoehne mentioned the changes made to the organization in order to ensure that its members had a more diverse representation.
“We commit to continue strengthening our partnership with Hollywood and with the worldwide fans who celebrate the best on film and television,” she said. “We will continue to support groups that amplify a variety of voices and continue to add representation to our organization from around the world as we did this past year.”
The HFP’s lack of diversity was also addressed by this year’s Host Jerrod Carmichael: “I’m here because I’m Black,” he said in his opening monologue, adding that the association “did not have a single Black member until George Floyd died.” His comments seemed to spark a positive response from Twitter users, and his name quickly began trending on the site.
Aside from that, there were some clear stars of the show when it came to accepting awards. Unsurprisingly, The Banshees of Inisherin won best picture, for a musical or comedy, and received a whopping eight nominations throughout the night.
Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans won the final award of the night for the best motion picture drama.
When it came to the TV category, HBO’s House of the Dragon won best drama television series, while Abbott Elementary won best television series, musical or comedy. The White Lotus was also very successful, winning best limited series, anthology, or TV movie.
But when it came to accepting awards, Jennifer Coolidge was the main focus of attention.
The actress began her chaotic speech after winning Best Supporting Actress in The White Lotus. She took to the stage and shocked viewers when she gave thanks to creator Mike White.
The sixty-one-year-old seemed to be caught up in the whirlwind win, immediately giving away spoilers for the show and dropping expletives left right and centre.
“I didn’t know anybody and it was just this sort of thing that wasn’t going anywhere,” she said, looking over in White’s direction. “Mike White, you’ve given me hope,” she added.
“Even if this is the end, you’ve changed my life in a million different ways. My neighbors are speaking to me, things like that,” she said. “I mean it, I was never invited to one party on my hill, and now everyone’s inviting me!
“If you don’t know Mike White, this is what you should know: He’s worried about the world, he’s worried about people, he’s worried about friends of his that aren’t doing well. He really is one of the greatest people I’ve ever – he gives me so much excitement.”
Revealing a spoiler for the show, she said: “He makes people want to live longer and I didn’t. So anyway, I just want to say Mike White, ****, oh **** sorry! Mike, I love you to death.”
Following Coolidge’s speech viewers shared their thoughts on her refreshingly authentic delivery.
One tweeted: “And the Award for Best Thank You speech goes to… Jennifer Coolidge! I’ve never heard so many F-bombs dropped on live tv in a long time.. awesome.”
“Not Jennifer Coolidge getting away with a spoiler while keeping making sure the person in charge of the swear button is paying attention. And I love it,” a second added.
A third wrote: “I haven’t finished white lotus why did Jennifer Coolidge drop that spoiler bruh.”
We can’t help but love her!