The Funniest Memes And Tweets To Come From The 2021 Golden Globes

Daisy Murray
·7-min read
Photo credit: Golden Globe Awards
Photo credit: Golden Globe Awards

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From completely virtual acceptance speeches to an absence of actual, physical award trophies, we thought this year's Golden Globes ceremony was going to feel a heck of a lot different to how it usually does due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

But we're happily surprised to say, despite the much-needed safety precautions, not much has changed - be it Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's pitch-perfect monologue, the gorgeous virtual red carpet outfits, or the hilarious memes and Tweets that always emerge, the 2021 Golden Globes is shaping up to be as fantastic as ever.

We thought we'd put together the funniest memes and Tweets that came out of the Golden Globes, since we all need a laugh after the year we've had, right?

Olivia Colman's reaction to losing

Colman has been praised on Twitter for expressing her joy for losing out on awards to her Golden Globes competitors, Emma Corrin and Jodie Foster.

During the ceremony, Corrin won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series – Drama and Foster won Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Despite losing out in both categories, Colman couldn't help but share her excitement as her fellow actors wining the titles. At one point, the Oscar winner was seen clapping and dancing following Corrin's win, much to the happiness of Twitter.

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Jason Sudeikis accepting an award in a hoodie

Sudeikis won the award for Best Actor in a musical or comedy Series for his show Ted Lasso and caught the attention of Twitter for his unusual choice of attire.

Instead of donning a suit like most award recipients, the actor opted for a tie-dye hoodie to accept his award, which later prompted actor Don Cheadle to signal the 'wrap it up' motion.

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Gillian Anderson's accent

Anderson added yet another award to The Crown's list of wins on Sunday night, scooping the title for 'Best Supporting Actress'. However, it was her accent rather than her award win that surprised viewers.

A US-born star, the actor has played several British characters over the years, whether it's playing Margaret Thatcher in the royal drama or Dr Jean Milbun in Sex Education. As a result, several viewers appear to still be unable to get over Anderson isn't British.

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Jason Derulo's fall

While Derulo wasn't even present at the virtual Golden Globes, that didn't stop one Twitter user from tagging a photo of a man they joked was Derulo with #GoldenGlobes.

The photo comes 10 years after a photo of a man wearing a white tuxedo at the Cannes Film Festival appeared on the internet. In the photo, the gentleman is seen walking up the red carpeted steps at the ceremony and falling down in front of the paparazzi.

In 2015, Twitter users began tweeting that the man in question was Jason Derulo and shared the picture, claiming that it was him falling down the steps at the Meta Gala. The image prompted the singer to confirm on Instagram that he wasn't at the Met Gala, thus he couldn't have fallen down the steps, but the photo appeared again during the Met Gala 2018.

Fast forward three years and the photo has resurfaced once more.

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Bill Murray's Hawaiian shirt and Martini

Proving, once again, he is the coolest man in Hollywood, Bill Murray rocked up to the virtual awards show looking almost too relaxed about the whole affair.

Murray, nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture (which Daniel Kaluuya won) wore a Hawaiian shirt and a sun-kissed glow, martini in hand for the ceremony, and Twitter simply adored it, calling his DGAF attitude 'peak pandemic energy'.

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Angela Bassett's mind-blowing Beauty

We didn't need the Golden Globes to tell us that 62-year-old Angela Bassett is one of the most beautiful women on earth, but it's nice to get a reminder. The internet enjoyed Bassett reminding them in her Dolce and Gabbana gown and hip-length braid so much, they went to town on the Tweets and memes.

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Sarah Paulson's cat

Yes, Sarah Paulson is a great actor, but she's also, apparently, obsessed with pets. Yes, during the section dedicated to the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama (of which Paulson is one of, and Emma Corrin won)

This blink-and-you'll miss it moment saw Paulson demand her fellow nominee and The Crown star bring her cat to the Zoom call to meet her own dog, proving the at-home awards season has it's perrrrrks (sorry, couldn't resist).

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Don Cheadle's wrap-it-up segment

As Jason Sudeikis delivered his acceptance speech, fellow nominee Don Cheadle couldn't help but remind the actor about the time limitations on acceptance speeches with a wrap-it-up motion that Twitter users said they'd soon be bringing into their Zoom work meetings.

Be prepared to see this meme a lot:

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