Golden Globes: 13 Most Memorable (and Powerful) Moments

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Two moving movies and one HBO television show won big at the 2018 Golden Globes.

But what were the moments everyone is talking about in the aftermath of a unique ceremony that dedicated over three hours of speeches and presentations to victims of sexual harassment?

From a winning monologue to a bold two words uttered by a former Oscar winner, scroll down to find out...

1. The Host with the Most...

The Host with the Most...
... great jokes. Seth Meyers receives strong marks for a monologue that was both funny, relevant and unafraid to call out the major names who have been busted for sexual misconduct.

2. Nicole Kidman Won the First Award of the Night...

Nicole Kidman Won the First Award of the Night...
... and then said this: "Keith Urban, when my cheek is against yours, everything melts away — and that is love. It's true. I love you so much." Total and complete swoon.

3. Natalie Portman Wore Black...

Natalie Portman Wore Black...
... but she also used words to speak out against the power imbalance in Hollywood. While introducing the nominated Best Directors with Ron Howard, Portman, the actress tossed in two words a pair of important and pointed words: "And here are the ALL MALE nominees..."

4. Friends Forever?

Friends Forever?
More like icon forever. Jennifer Aniston was all of us in presenting on stage with her idol, Carol Burnett. Their bit included the veteran comedian mistaking the actress for Will & Grace star Debra Messing... and Aniston finally getting the chance to tug her idol's ear.

5. Sterling K. Brown Makes History

Sterling K. Brown Makes History
Brown earned the trophy for best actor in a television series in a drama, becoming the first black man to do so. He then said on stage: "[Series creator] Dan Fogelman throughout the majority of my career I've benefited from color blind casting. Like, 'Hey let's throw a brother in this role.' It’s really cool, but then Dan, you wrote a role for a black man that could only be played by a black man. So what I really appreciate about this thing is I’m being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me and anyone who looks like me. So thank you, Dan."

6. Tonya Harding for None of the Wins

Tonya Harding for None of the Wins
Allison Janney won for her role in I, Tonya, a movie that paints the former figure skater as a victim. The winner then gave Harding, who was in attendance, a shout-out. Isn't this still the same person who has admitted she knew ahead of time of a planned attack against Nancy Kerrigan?!? Perhaps she doesn't deserve such honor and recognition.

7. Back to the Speeches:

Back to the Speeches:
Upon winning for The Handmaid's Tale, Elisabeth Moss inspired us all with: "This is from Margaret Atwood. 'We were the people who were not in the papers, we lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print, it gave you more freedom, we lived in the gaps between the stories.' Margaret Atwood this is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world. We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print, we no longer live in the gaps between the stories, we are the story in print and we are writing the story ourselves."

8. A Thelma & Louise Reunion!

A Thelma & Louise Reunion!
It happened! Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon appeared on stage together and made everyone remember their star-turning roles in this 1991 classic.

9. Drinks Are on Her

Drinks Are on Her
Frances McDormand sent a message almost as important as anything related to #MeToo: "I'm going to keep it short because we've been here a long time, and we need some tequila. All you ladies in this category, bar — tequila is on me."

10. Direct(or) to the Point

Direct(or) to the Point
Prior to announcing the best drama movie, Barbara Streisand mentioned how she was only woman to ever take home a Golden Globe for best director and then added: "That was 1984. That was 34 years ago? Folks, time up. We need more women directors and more women to be nominated for best director. There are so many films out there that are so good directed by women. Anyway, I'm very proud to stand in a room with people who speak out against gender inequality, sexual harassment and the pettiness that has poisoned our politics. And Im proud that our industry faced with uncomfortable truths has vowed to change the way we do business."

11. Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban as Future Co-Hosts?

Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban as Future Co-Hosts?
They sang six words together on stage and now all we want in the future is more of Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban together. Doing pretty much anything.

12. That... Was... Awkward

That... Was... Awkward
McGregor won best performance by an actor in a limited series or motion picture for television. He then thanked his estranged wife halfway through his speech, prior to mentioning his alleged mistress, co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, saying: "I’ve always loved being an actor and hanging out with actors and I got amazing actors to work with on this and it wouldn’t be any Emmett or Stassi without David, Michael, Carrie Coon and there would be no Rey without Mary Elizabeth Winstead so thank you very much."

13. Oprah.

Just... Oprah. Watch the above video to see what we mean.

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