By Mike Kinnerk ‘20

The New Year comes not only with new resolutions and diets, but with award show season. With big ceremonies like the Oscars and Grammys, every Sunday night is filled with glamorous dresses, the Hollywood elite, and lots of upsets.

On Jan. 5, 2020, the Golden Globes aired on NBC. From Ricky Gervais’s risky opening monologue to “1917” winning Best Director and Best Drama, the night was definitely filled with many twists and turns.

Here are the best and worst moments from the Globes.

A notable moment was the opening monologue that host Ricky Gervais gave. His monologue, while funny and risky, did not sit well with the Hollywood elites sitting in the audience. Many people turned to social media to express their love or hate for his hosting job. Gervais made many controversial jokes and digs at the Hollywood elite. It definitely set the tone for how the rest of the night would go.

One of the best moments of the night was Ellen DeGeneres winning the Carol Burnett Award. Kate McKinnon introduced and presented Ellen with the award. Her speech did a wonderful job of showing how Ellen has impacted so many lives. Ellen gave a great speech that explained how grateful she was for the award and how she feels Carol Burnett has impacted her life. The moment left viewers feeling very satisfied, marking it as one of the best moments of the night.

One of the worst moments of the night was Quentin Tarantino’s acceptance speech for “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood.”  Tarantino was a bit self-absorbed in his speech, saying that he didn’t feel the need to thank anyone but himself. This moment left viewers feeling turned off by Tarantino. Many said it made them believe that he was very stuck up and egocentric. This moment was very off-putting, especially because there are so many people Tarantino could thank for their hard work and effort in helping him win.

The Golden Globes overall went very well this year and next year is sure to bring more glamour, luxury, and laughter.