The most awkward moments from the Golden Globes 2023

The most awkward moments from the Golden Globes 2023

Award shows are back, baby, with the 2023 Golden Globes kicking off the circuit for another year. Which means a whole new batch of gorgeous red carpet dresses, cute couples - and awkward moments in abundance.

Take a look at all the awkward things that happened during last night's Golden Globes.

When Austin Butler was asked about girlfriend Kaia Gerber's ex Jacob Elordi

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Austin Butler, who picked up the Golden Globe for Best Actor In A Drama thanks to Elvis, had the most gracious response when asked a question about girlfriend Kaia Gerber's ex-boyfriend Jacob Elordi.

The Euphoria star will also be playing Elvis Presley in a film later this year, and Austin was asked to impart some advice. "I just wish him all the best, " Austin told Variety. "We haven't spoken but I hope he has a great time."

When The White Lotus creator Mike White called actors out for skipping the show

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Mike White, the brains behind The White Lotus, threw shade at the actors in the room who had passed on a role in the show, while also joking that he was "too drunk" to give the speech he intended.

"I was gonna give this speech in Italian but I'm too drunk, because there's no food," the 52 year old said, before thanking his crew and cast. He added, "And Jennifer [Coolidge, who plays Tanya in the show], I love you. We went out with a show we wanted to do with Jennifer, and everybody passed. I know you all passed, you all passed on this show. So yes, it's very gratifying to have this moment."

When Eddie Murphy made a Will Smith joke

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The 61-year-old actor-comedian won the coveted Cecil B DeMille award - which is given to someone to mark their "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment" - and ended his speech with three pieces of advice.

"Here is a definitive blueprint you can follow to achieve success, prosperity, and peace of mind. There’s a blueprint and I’ve followed it my whole career: pay your taxes, mind your business and keep Will Smith's wife's name out of your f*****g mouth," he joked.

It was, of course, a reference to the now infamous Oscars slap of 2022, when Will Smith charged the stage to hit Chris Rock over a comment he made in his opening monologue about Jada Pinkett Smith.

When Jennifer Coolidge put her award on the floor

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The actor, who had just won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for Tanya in The White Lotus (but of course), put her gong on the floor, after admitting it was pretty heavy.

When Michelle Yeoh threatened to beat up the person asking her to wrap up her speech

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"Shut up, please!" the actor shouted when the piano music that asks the speaker to wrap up their speech started playing. "I can beat you up, okay? And that's serious." She had just won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Everything Everywhere All At Once.

When host Jerrod Carmichael called the Golden Globes out in his opening monologue

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As one viewer on Twitter put it, "The feeling of discomfort and awkwardness in the room during Jerrod Carmichael's monologue could probably power a country #GoldenGlobes."

The host called the Golden Globes, which were cancelled last year when a damning exposé of The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) found that there were no Black members in the 87-strong voting body, out, commenting, "I won't say they were a racist organisation but they didn't have a single Black member until George Floyd died. Do with that what you will."

When the winners were seated super far from the stage

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Quinta Brunson, who won the award for Best Actress In a Musical or Comedy Series, and Jeremy Allen, who won the Best Actor in the same category, were both placed *noticeably* far from the stage, meaning they had a serious walk to accept their award.

When Evan Peters didn't know how to hold an award

The actor won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television thanks to his role in Netflix's The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Fans joked he didn't look particularly comfortable holding the award:

When Colin Farrell told Ana de Armas he "cried himself to sleep" over Blonde, and she didn't know how to react

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Colin Farrell picked up the award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and started his speech by telling Ana de Armas, who presented him with the award, how fantastic he thought Netflix's Blonde was.

"I just thought you were extraordinary," Farrell told Armas, who was nominated for the role in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama category. "I cried myself to sleep the night I saw your film, Blonde. I cried myself to sleep. One thing had to do with the music that played at the moment where the shot opens and just seeing her ankles at the edge of the bed. It messed me up so bad.

"Not a joke, but you're welcome to laugh. It's not my place to say what's appropriate laughter in this world."

While the audience let out an awkward laugh, Ana didn't respond, instead simply standing and watching Colin.

Ahh, we love award shows.


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