The Golden Globes is a little more relaxed than the Oscars, more party-oriented. The abundance of liquor and celebrity sometimes combine to create really shocking, jaw-dropping moments…but which scored the biggest “OMG” gasps from watchers in the history of the event?
And the Award Goes To…
The Golden Globe is a coveted award in the entertainment industry. The most A-list of celebs attend the event, and those who have won the most are highly regarded. But some actors make such a spectacle of accepting the award, it’s still worth mentioning years after the fact.
The most notable acceptance of a Golden Globe in the history of the awards event is likely Jack Nicholson. When the much-loved, well-known star accepted his statue in 1999, he mooned the crowd. Yes – that kind of mooning.
Actor Ving Rhames also made headlines when he accepted his Golden Globe the year before in 1998, but only because he gave it away immediately. Rhames respectfully gave thanks for his statute before gifting it to his idol Jack Lemmon. Christine Lahti almost missed her moment to accept the Golden Globe in 1998. She had to be called out to the stage from the bathroom to receive the award in one of the most memorable moments of the show.
Thanks…but No, Thanks
Most consider it an honor just to be nominated for a Golden Globe, but the award has been refused twice in the history of the event. The producers of “Z” did not accept the Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, which they won in 1970, because they believed the movie should have been in the Best Motion Picture category.
“The Godfather” star Marlon Brando is the only individual, so far, to refuse a Golden Globe. He would not accept the Best Actor award in 1973 as a show of protest against the United States and Hollywood. Brando also did not accept the Oscar he won the same year.
The Show Must Not Go On
The Golden Globes have been a staple event in Hollywood since 1943, but it was cancelled once. The awards show was not broadcast in 2008 due to the writers’ strike.
That decision saved someone a lot of money. Putting on the event is a massive annual expense. Last year alone, the celebs and journalists present consumed a whopping 9000 glasses of champagne (at an eye-opening $85 per bottle, it adds up to just about $85,000 in the bubbly). The drink is likely to thank for the most memorable moments of the Golden Globes – celebs and champagne can become a combustible combination.