Not me sobbing at my TV.
Quan’s career began in 1985’s Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom. It took nearly 40 years before he made it again in Hollywood as an adult in Everything Everywhere All At Once, and his gratitude and tearful acceptance speech set the tone for the evening.
Coolidge spent years in relative obscurity. When she won for her turn as Tanya in The White Lotus, her speech addressed how she’s risen to fame later in life, and it was both kooky and endearing.
Former actor turned Ukranian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a cameo at the Golden Globes, reminding people of his country’s predicament and promising there would be no WWIII. It a moment of perspective and heartbreak for all watching.
It took almost 60 years for Michelle Yeoh to be given her flowers in Hollywood. When you wait over half a century to finally receive this kind of recognition, no one plays you off, and Michelle’s shushing the music was a good reminder why.
During the ceremony, Colin Farrell won his own Globe for The Banshees of Inisherin. But he’d already won everyone’s hearts for graciously using his seat by the steps to help winners so they didn’t fall on their way up to accept their hardware.
Murphy received the Carol Burnett Award and took full advantage of his eight-minute speaking time to address the LGBTQ+ youth at home watching, citing the bravery of LGBTQ+ and trans actors in a speech that was a love letter to those communities.