Awards season kicked off on Sunday night, January 5, with the 2020 Golden Globes. First up was Ricky Gervais, who returned as host for the first time since 2016 and made up for lost time with a rapid-fire round of insults and jokes. (He’s hosted the show five times in total.) There was some definite uncomfortable shifting throughout the crowd, but, all in all, it was just good fun.
But Gervais’s opening monologue was just the tip of the iceberg. This year’s Golden Globes was highly entertaining—from the presenters to the winners and the candid moments in between. If you missed the show, though, no worries: We’ve compiled the best (and cringe-iest) moments from the night, below.
Gervais’s opening monologue. It was, naturally, quite spicy, with several jokes that left the star-studded audience stunned. No topic was off-limits, including the college cheating scandal. “That must’ve been the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to her,” Gervais said of Felicity Huffman’s daughter. “And her dad [William H. Macy] was in Wild Hogs.” Gervais also made cracks about Leonardo DiCaprio’s dating past, quipping the actor brought a date to the premiere of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and, “by the end, [she] was too old for him.” (DiCaprio laughed at the joke, seemingly in good spirits.)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge winning Best Lead Actress in a Television Comedy for Fleabag. She thanked the sexy priest, played by Andrew Scott (bless up), and added, “This has been so, so extraordinary…This means the world to me. Thank you so much.”
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon presenting together. Aniston made a subtle joke about their hit series The Morning Show, saying “Good morning” to the crowd instead of “evening.” (If you’re not watching the show, you’re hardcore missing out, my friends!) The duo presented an award to Russell Crowe, who wasn’t there to accept but instead delivered a message, which Aniston read aloud, about the wildfires in Australia.
The baby Yoda comparisons to Jodie Comer’s dress. I can’t un-see it.
And all the reactions to Jennifer Lopez’s dress. It was, by far, the most talked-about outfit of the night.