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Golden Globes 2017: 10 most talked about moments

Ryan Gosling, Ruth Negga and Brad Pitt at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards
Ryan Gosling, Ruth Negga and Brad Pitt at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards
Ryan Gosling, Ruth Negga and Brad Pitt at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards
Actor Tracee Ellis Ross holds the award for Best Performance by an Actress In a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Black-ish" during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017. Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS
Brad Pitt presents during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017. Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS
Actor Tracee Ellis Ross holds the award for Best Performance by an Actress In a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Black-ish" during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017. Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS
Host Jimmy Fallon presents during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017 in this handout provided by NBC. Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS

Sasha Brady

A disappointing night for the Irish but there were still some reasons worth tuning into the Golden Globes for.

1. No luck of the Irish

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Ruth Negga arrives at the Golden Globes in Beverly Hills, California. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Sing Street, Colin Farrell, Ruth Negga and Catriona Balfe all missed out on on awards on the night. Ruth Negga was up for Best Drama Actress for her role in Loving (she lost out to Isabelle Huppert in Elle) while Colin Farrell was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for The Lobster (he lost out to Gosling for La La Land).

Caitriona Balfe was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series for Outlander (she was beaten by Claire Foy for The Crown) and John Csrney's musical Sing Street missed out to La La Land for the award for Best Comedy or Musical.

2. Ryan Reynolds' and Andrew Garfield's kiss

While Ryan Gosling walked to the stage to accept his award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, fellow Canadian Ryan Reynolds was locking lips with Andrew Garfield.

3. Meryl Streep on Donald Trump: 'Disrespect invites disrespect'

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Meryl Streep accepts Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Meryl Streep gave an impassioned speech when she was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. As she accepted the lifetime achievement award, she used her time on stage to plea for more diversity in Hollywood, and America in general, and laid into Donald Trump.

Streep said a performance from the past year that stunned her came from the campaign trail, noting the incident where "the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country" imitated a disabled reporter. She said: "It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can't get it out of my head, because it wasn't in a movie. It was real life." She added that "when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose".

4. Denzel Washington having a moment

Just this.

5. Barb is alive!

The stars of Netflix hit Stranger Things performed in the awards' ceremony opening number and viewers got a treat as fan-favourite Barb, who met her untimely death in the show's season, came back to life. The young actors of the show announced her short comeback.

“I’ve got a little secret, don’t repeat or tweet it. Barb is still alive,” they rapped before a montage showed Barb emerging from the pool she died in on the show.

6. Team Brad

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Brad Pitt presents during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017. Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS

Brad came out on stage to introduce Moonlight (his company, Plan B, produced it) and the crowd went insane. They applauded as if he'd just invented a cure for a terminal illness. No really, the applause was rapturous. For seemingly no reason at all.

Hmm... So I guess we know where Hollywood stands when it comes to his ongoing divorce and custody battle with Angelina Jolie.

7. Keith Stanfield's mesmerising dance moves

 

The Atlanta star took to the stage to celebrate the FX series winning Best Comedy. And he used his time on stage to show off his dance moves.

They're mesmerising. Once you start watching, it's hard to look away.

8. Tracee Ellis Ross' speech for 'women of colour and all colourful people'

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Actor Tracee Ellis Ross holds the award for Best Performance by an Actress In a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Black-ish" during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017. Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS

The Black-ish star is the first black woman to win the Best Actress in a Comedy award since Debbie Allen in 1983. She gave a gorgeous speech on stage that recognised women of colour.

"This is for all the women, women of colour, and colourful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you."

9. Trump jokes

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Host Jimmy Fallon presents during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards show in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 8, 2017 in this handout provided by NBC. Paul Drinkwater/Courtesy of NBC/Handout via REUTERS

There were plenty of jibes aimed at Donald Trump throughout the night but our favourite came from host Jimmy Fallon.

The late-night chat show star introduced the Globes as "one of the few places left in America that still honours the popular vote," a dig at the presidential election results. Next, he used a Game of Thrones comparison to wonder what it would be like if the evil King Joffrey had lived. "Well, in 12 days we're going to find out."

10. Touching tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

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Carrie Fisher with her mother Debbie Reynolds. Photo: AP

The awards' ceremony doesn't have an In Memoriam segment but it still managed to pay tribute to the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. Jimmy Fallon introduced a movie montage of films featuring the two powerhouses, who died one day apart in December.

"This past year we lost so many legends and icons," he said, "but a few weeks ago, we lost a mother and a daughter within just a couple of days and it was a terrible loss that we all felt." There wasn't a dry eye in the room.

Bonus: Ryan Gosling

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Ryan Gosling gave an endearing speech thanking his wife Eva Mendes at the Golden Globes.

After winning the best actor Golden Globe for his performance in La La Land, Gosling got uncharacteristically personal and opened up about his partner Eva Mendes without ever actually mentioning her name. "I would just like to try and thank one person properly and say that while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I've ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer," Ryan said on stage.

"If she hadn't of taken all that on so that I could have this experience, it would surely be someone else up here other than me today so sweetheart, thank you. To my daughters Amada and Esmeralda, I love you. And if I may, I'd like to dedicate this to the memory of her brother Juan Carlos Mendes."

Tears... so many tears.

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