Golden Globes 2019: The highs, the lows and the head-scratchers . The Golden Globes can usually be counted on for a good time,
what with all the celebrities drinking and bumping into each other. Alas, the best adjective for describing this year’s ceremony might be “snoozy.”
Despite the significant charm and goodwill brought by its hosts, Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh .
HIGH: The Oh family
Sandra Oh has a history of bringing her mom and dad along as her dates when she walks the red carpet, so naturally they were in the audience to witness Oh’s beautiful opening monologue moment.
They also saw her make history as the first Asian actress to win the statue for Best Actress in a drama series for Killing Eve, and Oh brought tears to our collective eyes when she thanked them in their native Korean. Can we please come to the next Oh family dinner party?
LOW: Stabbing stars with needles
Look, we’re all for reminding the public about the importance of getting a flu shot. But sending a group of fake doctors out into the crowd to administer fake (we hope) doses of flu vaccine aren’t a great advertisement for the necessary reality of maintaining herd immunity .
Let’s just consign that failed bit of business to the same memory hole that cringe-inducing Oscar-night Wrinkle in Time stunt vanished into.
HIGH: Christian Bale thanks Satan
It’s not unusual for actors to thank God in their acceptance speeches, but Bale broke with tradition by giving thanks to the other guy.“Thank you to Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role,”
Bale said while accepting his Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for playing former VP Dick Cheney in Vice.
HIGH: The inaugural Carol Burnett Award
“Do I get to accept it every year?” joked 85-year-old Burnett upon receiving the first annual Carol Burnett Award for excellence in television .