2019 Golden Globes: The Best Memes and Viral Moments
By Meredith B. Kile
The 2019 Golden Globe Awards were a wild ride from beginning to end, with hilarious bits from hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, heartfelt speeches from winners like Carol Burnett and Glenn Close, and some truly surprising winners and upsets. And, of course, the internet had lots to say about it all, with hilarious tweets and memes to document the night's silliest and most surprising moments.
From the Fiji Water Girl to Sandra Oh's proud parents to The Favourite winner Olivia Colman and her cast of "b----es," here's a look at some of the most hilarious and viral tweets from the night:
The memes kicked off in full force before the awards show even began, as Twitter quickly became obsessed with the "Fiji Water Girl" who was serving looks just as well as she was serving refreshing bottles of water to celebs on the red carpet. (Some mild sleuthing revealed the night's first breakout star to be LA-based model Kelleth Cuthbert.)
Also on the carpet was the cast of The Good Place, who continue to wow fans with their comedic talents and also by being just so incredibly attractive.
Samberg and Oh brought the funny in their opening monologue, with a jab at Lady Gaga's now infamous "100 people in a room" anecdote from the A Star Is Born press tour. Gaga took the joke in stride though, calling out, "It's true!" as the hosts riffed.
And, as it turns out, there can be 100 memes in a room and only one of them will continue to be hilarious throughout the Golden Globes, as was the case with Gaga's hilarious quotable which resurfaced a few times throughout the night, first when Irina Shayk was caught looking distracted during Carol Burnett's lifetime achievement honor and again when Glenn Close shockingly bested Gaga in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama category.
Oh, however, had at least two people in the room who believed in her. When she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama for her role in Killing Eve, Twitter went wild over her adorably proud parents, Oh Junsu and Jeon Young-nam.
The internet was also enthralled with Chris Pine presenting Jeff Bridges with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, from his enthusiastic introduction and support of Bridges' entertaining speech to the uncanny resemblance between the two acclaimed actors.
And Olivia Colman proved to be a Twitter fave once again with her acceptance speech for The Favourite, in which she thanked Melissa McCarthy for sneaking sandwiches in for the hungry attendees, and saucily referred to co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz as "my b----es."
But not every moment was a sweet one. Even though he was one of the biggest winners of the night, Rami Malek couldn't seem to get a word in with Nicole Kidman, leading to this slightly painful encounter:
Ultimately, the 2019 Golden Globes ended with several shockers, as Close beat Gaga, Rami Malek bested Bradley Cooper and the rest of the drama actors, and Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody took Best Picture honors in the Musical/Comedy and Drama categories, respectively, leaving many viewers (especially those with betting interests) surprised and a little baffled.
Finally, a quick moment of silence for the eternally snubbed Amy Adams, who watched with grace as two of her co-stars won major acting awards while she was overlooked yet again in both of her nominated categories.