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17 Awkward Moments From The 2021 Golden Globes

A mess...

If you're like me, you love the awkward moments during award shows. And this year at the Golden Globes, due to COVID-19 restrictions/guidelines, there was no shortage of gaffes, audio problems, and classic awkward moments involving hosts, winners, losers, and presenters.

A Golden Globes trophy atop a table
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The show was done semi-virtually, so it definitely looked a lot different than other years. For more on that, read here.

Here are some of the best:

1. For starters, the preshow Golden Globes interviews were done virtually, so there was always a slight delay between question and answer:

Virtual Golden Globes interview

2. Susan Kelechi Watson did a great job hosting the preshow, but adorably introduced the show as the "Golden Gobes":

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3. Like, it was super awkward when Tina called out Music as Sia and Kate Hudson watched:

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The movie was criticized for its problematic portrayal of people with autism.

4. They also dragged Emily in Paris:

Emily in pairs is nominated for best TV series, musical comedy, I cannot wait to find out which it is.
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5. And James Corden:

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6. And everyone — from the hosts to the presenters — called out the Hollywood Foreign Press for its lack of diversity:

Sacha Baron Cohen said, "Thank you to the all-white Hollywood Foreign Press"
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7. Daniel Kaluuya won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, but was muted during his speech:

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8. Then, Laura Dern was seemingly told to move on without giving Daniel his moment...

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9. Then, Daniel was unmuted, and said, "You did me dirty!'

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Thankfully, he was able to give his full acceptance speech.

10. And Diane Warren was muted for the beginning of her acceptance speech:

Diane muted as Tracy Morgan stands on stage
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11. Catherine O'Hara's husband kept playing obnoxious walk-off music during her victory speech:

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Apparently, this was a schtick for the show, but still did not translate well.

12. Speaking of, there were generally just lot of technical difficulties:

Who produced the show this year? It’s not great #GoldenGlobes

Tonight is really a great night for the people who made the Emmys. #GoldenGlobes

Twitter: @lindaholmes

13. And people on Twitter criticized the walk-off music the show played:

I’m guessing the winners can’t hear the play-off music as they aren’t stopping so... can we stop the music please #GoldenGlobes ?

Ok they need to stop cutting people’s speech with that awful music. This is already awkward for everyone and they are making it worse!! 🤦🏻‍♂️ #GoldenGlobes

Twitter: @mertielicious

14. While other male nominees wore tuxes, Jeff Daniels wore a flannel:

Jeff Daniels said fuck it I’m wearing flannel #GoldenGlobes

15. Jason Sudeikis rammmmmmbled on and on during his acceptance speech:

Jason wearing a ty-dye sweatshirt
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16. ...so much so that Don Cheadle was like, "Wrap it up!"

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17. And lastly, Viola Davis was seemingly caught making this face during the show:

Viola Davis is all of us watching this mess 😂😂 #GoldenGlobes

Legit all of us watching this show:

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