Best GIFs & Behind-the-Scenes Moments From the 2018 Golden Globes

by Allie Gemmill
Jan 8, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ET

We're now safely through one of the many major award shows in 2018, the 75th Golden Globes, and with it comes some pretty warm memories. 

Seth Meyers hosted the evening’s festivities, and the show moved at such a clip it felt like you’d miss the entire award show if you blinked. As expected, there were two themes the attendees focused on during the night. There were a few well-placed jabs at the Trump administration, and of course, much discussion of the inherent sexism and culture of sexual assault and silencing in Hollywood. Comments about both were met with applause and acknowledgment every time they came up, and for the latter, it felt as if the industry was finally using its spotlight for an incredibly worthy issue.

Surprise winners included multiple awards for the actors and crew of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a win for Lady Bird actor Saoirse Ronan, Big Little Lies taking home multiple statues and newcomers like The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and its star, Rachel Brosnahan, scooping up two Globes.

It was certainly an evening to remember, so let's take a look back at some of the other highlightworthy moments both onstage and at the after-parties.

1 /15: A High-Five to Kick Things Off

1/15 :A High-Five to Kick Things Off

Seth Meyers absolutely nailed it with his opening monologue, and the entire room ate it up too. 

2 /15: Reese's Sweet Words

2/15 :Reese's Sweet Words

Reese Witherspoon gave such a poignant speech about the importance of telling women's stories while accepting her Globe.

3 /15: A 'Thor'-iffic Pair of Actors

3/15 :A 'Thor'-iffic Pair of Actors

Thor: Ragnarok star Chris Hemsworth cheesed it up with a serious face and hand-lock with director/actor Taika Waititi.

4 /15: Microphone Hog

4/15 :Microphone Hog

James Franco took the microphone away from Tommy Wiseau, whom he portrayed in The Disaster Artist.

5 /15: Oprah Makes a Powerful Point

5/15 :Oprah Makes a Powerful Point

The entirety of Oprah Winfrey's Cecil B. Demille Award speech was awe-inspiring, but the part when she encouraged women to stay hopeful was especially beautiful.

6 /15: The 'Handmaid's Tale' Women Celebrated

6/15 :The 'Handmaid's Tale' Women Celebrated

The women of The Handmaid's Tale let loose at Hulu's Golden Globes after-party.

7 /15: Catherine Zeta-Jones Jokes Around

7/15 :Catherine Zeta-Jones Jokes Around

While she looked stunning for the Golden Globes, Zeta-Jones couldn't help but get a little goofy too. 

8 /15: Allison Janney's Joke Is for the Birds

8/15 :Allison Janney's Joke Is for the Birds

Janney had a little fun referencing her character in I, Tonya by walking out to present while sporting a fake bird.

9 /15: Mariah Carey, What Are You Doing?

9/15 :Mariah Carey, What Are You Doing?

The singer hung out with Ashley Judd, Globe winner Sam Rockwell and his partner, Leslie Bibb, at a Globes after-party.

10 /15: Frances McDormand Took No Prisoners

10/15 :Frances McDormand Took No Prisoners

The actor was full of vigor as she sternly reminded the crowd that the women in the room had worked hard to get in that room.

11 /15: A Sweet 'Lady Bird' Moment

11/15 :A Sweet 'Lady Bird' Moment

Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig and the film's star, Saoirse Ronan, shared a warm cuddle together during the show.

12 /15: Allison Janney & Tonya Harding Partied Hard

12/15 :Allison Janney & Tonya Harding Partied Hard

Harding looked mighty excited about Janney's big Golden Globe win. 

13 /15: A 'Thelma & Louise' Reunion

13/15 :A 'Thelma & Louise' Reunion

Actors Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon got to enjoy the spotlight while joking with the crowd.

14 /15: Ava's Surprise Face Is Too Good

14/15 :Ava's Surprise Face Is Too Good

Director Ava DuVernay looked rather surprised and happy while conversing at InStyle and Warner Brother's Golden Globes after-party.

15 /15: #MeToo Meets the Golden Globes

15/15 :#MeToo Meets the Golden Globes

The women behind the #MeToo movement pose together with their female celeb allies in a moment of sheer joy.