(AFP) – Golden Globes night, which traditionally kicks off Hollywood film awards season, has a reputation for sometimes holding surprises, especially when the stars in formal dress have lightly abused the flowing champagne.
The coronavirus pandemic, which has hit California hard in recent months, has forced organizers to opt for a virtual ceremony, straddling Beverly Hills in California, and New York, but nothing says that the artists who will receive their awards by videoconferencing from the comfort of their living room will choose sobriety.
Here are five moments that marked the previous editions.
– Tribute to Jack Lemmon –
In 1998, a tearful Ving Rhames after winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Movie for “Don King” insisted that another nominee in his category join him on stage. It was Hollywood icon Jack Lemmon (“Some Like It Hot”, “Sweet Irma”), standing applauded by the audience.
Supreme tribute, Ving Rhames had put in his hands the Golden Globe he had just received, explaining: “For me, to be an artist is to give, and I would like to give you this, Mr. Jack Lemmon”.
“It was one of the coolest and most enjoyable moments of my life,” replied Jack Lemmon, trying in vain to return Rhames the trophy which belonged to him.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which hosts the event, had finally sent another Golden Globe to the stylish Ving Rhames.
– In the water, Jolie –
Angelina Jolie literally took the plunge at the 1999 Golden Globes party.
The actress had promised before the ceremony that she would dive in the swimming pool of the Beverly Hilton hotel if she was rewarded. She kept her word and even pulled into the water, with a smile, an overly daring journalist who tried to interview her after his feat.
Angelina Jolie had been awarded for “Gia”, a biopic dedicated to American top model Gia Carangi, who had fallen into drugs and died of complications from AIDS in 1986, at the age of 26.
– Jeremy Renner and J-Lo’s “globes” –
Jeremy Renner, the Hawkeye superhero in the Marvel “Avengers” saga, shot one arrow too many with a tacky protrusion unchecked in 2015 as he handed over a statuette alongside Jennifer Lopez.
When J-Lo asked the actor made famous by “Minesweeper” if he wanted her to open the envelope containing the winner’s name because she had “nails for”, he retorted: “and you also have the + globes + “.
A remark on her chest that had stirred up a wave of indignation, with many accusing her of sexually harassing the singer live on TV.
– The almost coming out of Jodie Foster –
No outrageous behavior for Jodie Foster but a moving speech when the actress received in 2013 an award for all of her work.
Everyone that night was hanging on the lips of one of Hollywood’s most discreet stars, who had been criticized by Out Magazine (America’s leading gay and lesbian magazine) for not speaking openly about her. sexuality.
“Looks like I have a strong urge to say something I’ve never been able to say in public. But I’m going to go for it, huh? Strong and proud, huh? And so I’m going to need your support, ”the actress said with difficulty.
But in the end, she won’t really come out. “I’m single. Yes, it’s true. I’m single,” she said with laughter and applause, before paying tribute to Cydney Bernard, who had been her companion for many years.
– Private evenings –
The biggest shock in Golden Globes history isn’t about lewdness, alcohol, or emotion. This is simply the year the ceremony did not take place.
In 2008, the HFPA, organizer of these feasts, had decided to cancel the official presentation of the rewards during the great strike of the authors’ union, their comrades actors having made it known that they refused to cross the picket lines, as a sign of solidarity.
Without glitter and without relief, the awards were announced during a simple and dismal press conference.
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