Five Controversial Wins in the History of Golden Globes
The 2015 Golden Globes Awards has been an interesting night, though there was quite a stir because of the glitch announcing “Selma” as the winner for Best Motion Picture, Drama Category and “Into the Woods” for Comedy Category. Everyone was surprised when “Boyhood” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” were announced as winners. In general, the stars seemed to enjoy “Hollywood’s biggest party,” as described by “Today” show.
Talk about the winners, the Golden Globes, like other award-giving bodies, had a long history of memorable and controversial wins. Babble, an online magazine and blog network, has compiled five of the most controversial and memorable Golden Globe wins. Get ready for a Golden Globes binge.
- Jennifer Lawrence bested Meryl Streep in 2013
“I beat Meryl!” was Lawrence’ famous line when she accepted the award for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical for “Silver Linings Playbook,” which she won over the Golden Globes favorite, Meryl Streep.
- Jodie Foster’s speech in 2013
Jodie Foster delivered her “coming out speech” when she accepted her Cecil B. DeMille Award. “At last night’s Golden Globe Awards, the long, emotional speech that Jodie Foster gave in accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award is the moment most likely to be remembered” said TIME’s James Poniewozik. Poniewozik also added that though Foster’s speech is most likely to be remembered, it most likely won’t be understood.
- Jack Nicholson attempted to moon the crowd in 2009
Jack Nicholson has always been a crowd-pleaser, and when he was given the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, he almost mooned the spectators. His controversial “Valium-popping” stunt in 2003 has also been the Golden Globe Award’s memorable moment.
- Christine Lahti’s famous bathroom break in 1998
When Michael J. Fox announced that Christine Lahti won the Best Actress in a TV series award, she was in the bathroom, so Robin Williams filled in and shared some jokes with the audience until Lahti arrived on stage.
- Pia Zadora’s rumored purchased win in 1981
The New Star of the Year award was given to Pia Zadora for her role in the movie “Butterfly.” She also got the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for the same movie, which was suspicious. Rumors had it that Zadora’s Golden Globe Award was purchased by giving members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lavish trips. Zadora has denied the accusations in her interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Can you recall the controversial Golden Globe moments mentioned on the list? Which one do you remember most?
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