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It was HUGE NIGHT at the Golden Globes. Women made history, influential speeches were made and the controversial Ricky Gervais (yet again) brutally roasted Hollywood's elites.
But on a lighter note, let's look at the top 5 most groundbreaking moments of the Golden Globes 2020.
1. Awkwafina became the first Asian woman to win an award for 'Lead Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy.'
The comedian/rapper/actress won the award for her outstanding performance in the groundbreaking film 'Farewell.' The movie looks at Asian family culture and how it differs to family relationships in Western culture. Although the director, Lulu Wang, was snubbed from getting a nomination at the Golden Globes, fingers crossed she gets a nomination and maybe even a win at the Oscars.
2. Fleabag creator and actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge has pledged to auction off her Golden Globes suit to raise money for the bushfire crisis in Australia.
All proceeds will be going towards those affected by the fires. She told the press "she thinks it’s a beautiful idea...and she's really excited to be a part of it." In addition to this kind gesture - Phoebe won TWO GOLDEN GLOBES. The show won the 'Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy' award. And Phoebe took home the 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy' award.
ANDDDDD... to make Phoebe even more awesome - in her acceptance speech for 'Best Television Comedy,' she gave thanks to Obama after seeing 'Fleabag' made it on his list of "TV shows that he considered as powerful as movies." Those of you that haven't seen Season 1 of Fleabag won't get the joke, but let's just say it puts a whole new meaning to 'thanks Obama.'
*For those that are curious, there is a snippet below of Season 1 of 'Fleabag.'
3. Michelle Williams spoke about abortion rights during her acceptance speech while PREGNANT.
After she accepted the award for 'Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series' for her role in Fosse/Verdon, Michelle used her platform to talk about how she wouldn't be where she was today if she was never given a choice.
She said, "I’m grateful for the acknowledgment of the choices I’ve made and I’m also grateful to have lived at a moment in our society where choice exists, because as women and as girls things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice. I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making and not just a series of events that happened to me, but one that I could stand back and look at and recognise my handwriting all over…sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise, but one that I had carved with my own hand. And I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose. To choose when to have my children and with whom. When I felt supported and able to balance our lives knowing, as all mothers know, that the scales must and will tip towards our children. Now, I know my choices might look different than yours, but thank God or whomever you pray to that we live in a country founded on the principle that I am free to live by my fate and you are free to live by yours. So women, 18 to 118, when it is time to vote, please do so in your own self interest."
One of the best parts of her speech - watching her bestie Busy Phillips' reaction. And Twitter was all for it!
4. Russell Crowe won the 'Best Actor in a Limited Series' award for playing former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice. However, he was not at the Golden Globes this evening. The actor is helping his family affected by the devastating bushfires in Australia. Jennifer Aniston accepted Russell's award and delivered his inspiring acceptance speech urging governments to take action against climate change.
5. Hildur Guðnadóttir became the first woman to ever win the Golden Globe for 'Best Original Score' as a solo composer.
When director and co-writer of 'Joker,' Todd Phillips, sent her the script for the movie he asked her to start composing before filming. Hildur spoke on 'Score: The Podcast' about how most of the music she made was already created before shooting began. She said the dark and heavy score "influenced the performance quite a bit." 'Joker' has become a box office success and has grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
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