In a Golden Globes ceremony full of jaw-dropping surprises and bunch of moving speeches (some personal, many political), a few moments stood out from the pack on Sunday evening. From grumpy uncle Ricky Gervais on hosting duty to tears from America s sweetheart Tom Hanks and Phoebe Waller-Bridge reminding us that Fleabag has a special relationship with a former president, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association s 77th annual party gave viewers plenty of shocks and awwwws and – host network NBC a few good bleeps.(See the full list of winners here.)Read on to learn about those big wins and more of the best moments of the night.Ricky Gervais Gives Not One F in His Opening MonologueIt was his fifth time hosting, and Ricky Gervais hit the stage with guns blazing, taking aim at the HFPA, NBC, Felicity Huffman, and many of the guests assembled for the awards ceremony.“Let’s go out with a bang. Let’s have a laugh at your expense,” he warned, then said that his limo’s license plate was made by Huffman, who served 11 days in jail for her role in the college admissions scandal. Tepid laughter and uncomfortable smiles everywhere.He called Joe Pesci “Baby Yoda” and the room generally “perverts,” suggesting that Ronan Farrow was coming for them. He said that Martin Scorsese was too short to go on amusement park rides, which The Irishman director agreed with.Tom Hanks’ face during the monologue was everything.tom hanks is killing the meme game tonight #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/8Yl5bgaRQp ellie (@griiffinskane) January 6, 2020Gervais plugged his own streaming show, After Life on Netflix, after offering the streaming giant all the awards. Gervais attacked Cats, of course, saying that James Corden is a fat pussy (and also starring in the film) and Dame Judi Dench likes licking her private parts, which he followed with a hairball joke. He paused midway through that last joke because it was so rough he almost couldn t deliver it.He accused Apple of running sweatshops in China and name-checked Amazon and Disney in the same breath along with ISIS. His point: winners should keep their speeches short, because out-of-touch actors and filmmakers have no business lecturing the public about politics (which many actors and filmmakers, of course, went on to do later in the program – moments which you can find online but which we ve left out here).Shocking Upsets Hit in First Acting Awards of the NightAfter insulting them for working with Apple, Gervais turned the stage over to Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. What were expected to be easy wins for Bill Hader for Barry and Jared Harris for Chernobyl, the first two awards of the night, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, went instead to Ramy star Ramy Youssef and Russell Crowe for The Loudest Voice.“This is thanks to God and Hulu. Look, I know you guys haven’t seen my show. Everyone’s like, ‘Is this an editor?’” Youssef joked, in an earnest speech that helped cut the tension in the room. “My Mom also, by the way, was rooting for Michael Douglas. Egyptians love Michael Douglas. I don’t know if you know this.”Crowe hadn’t flown in for the event. Aniston noted that he remained in Australia to protect his family from bushfires and delivered a message from him attributing the devastation in his country to climate change.The surprises would continue in the male acting categories with Chernobyl’s Stellan Skarsgård, who attributed his win to his eyebrows, taking Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, a category most prognosticators expected to go to anyone but him.Parasite Director Bong Joon-ho Makes a Case for Foreign-Language Films(Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC)In a night full of surprises, one of the least shocking moments came when Korea’s Parasite was named Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language. The movie, which is an Oscar frontrunner for Best Picture, was as sure a thing as you could get. Nevertheless, the win did give us a surprisingly touching moment (at least if you haven’t seen moment-making writer-director Bong Joon-ho on stage before). Joon-ho took the stage with a translator and delivered one of the biggest applause lines of the night, telling the audience and the world watching: “Once you overcome the one-inch–tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” On a night when foreign-language film contenders included incredible movies like Pain and Glory, Portrait of a Lady On Fire, The Farewell, Les Misérables, and his own Parasite, the point hit ho
(Photo by HBO)The dawn of a new day breaks on Westeros in “The Last of the Starks,” episode 4 of Game of Thrones season 8. And it’s a grim one.The pyres are piled high with bodies of every stripe: Dothraki, Night’s Watch, Northern warriors, Mormonts, a Dondarrion, and on.How do you follow that? Lots of alcohol.1. Funeral(Photo by HBO)The remaining revengers assemble to say goodbye to the heroes who gave their lives fighting the army of the dead. (The revenging will have to wait – though not for long.)“They were the shields that guarded the realms of men, and we shall never see their like again,” Jon Snow says, in a nod to the Night’s Watch creed.Ghost survived, so we have that to thankful for. We’ll later see that he was battered and had his ear torn, and we wonder why Jon wouldn’t pull a surviving stable boy aside and tell him to – gently – tend to the direwolf, feed him, and give him a bath. That wolf is still covered in wight funk the last time we see him.2. Dinner(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)At dinner, Daenerys legitimizes Gendry: He is now Lord Gendry Baratheon of Storm’s End.Tyrion and Ser Davos continue their strange friendship in the only eulogy that Melisandre will likely receive.“To Arya Stark, the hero of Winterfell,” Daenerys says, but Arya is nowhere to be found.Tyrion outs Brienne as a virgin, which is so not cool to do in public that we really wish Tyrion would never drink again. At least Brienne gets something out of it Then there was the Starbucks cup controversy:You re telling me they had TWO YEARS to put together a decent show and they couldn t even spot the goddamn Starbucks cup in Winterfell??!?! #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/8opg7nyydv Jenna Guillaume (@JennaGuillaume) May 6, 20193. Relationship Drama(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)Gendry finds Arya, tells her his good news, and proposes to her in a hugely romantic gesture. She turns him down (we think): “I’m not a lady. I never have been. That’s not me.” But she can totally be a “not a lady” with Gendry — in a nice, historic castle with lands and loyal bannermen to grab some ale after work with.Who was that smiling at Podrick after dinner? She’s in for a surprise. Later, he embraces both her and a woman whose advances The Hound spurned. Correction: They’re in for a surprise.Jaime seduces Brienne – “I’ve never slept with a knight before” – then leaves her. On his way out, he confesses to her that he pushed Bran from the tower, he strangled his cousin, and he would have murdered everyone at Riverrun for Cersei: “She’s hateful. And so am I.” Brienne sobs. Been there, girl.Tormund’s wildling heart breaks at dinner over Brienne. The Hound is not interested. Willa says he can touch her, and Tormund miraculously recovers.And Gilly is pregnant. Can’t help but wonder: Will full-Craster Little Sam inherit Horn Hill or this half-Craster–Tarly child?4. Daenerys UnravelsAt dinner, Daenerys becomes crazy-eyed jealous when Tormund puts Jon in the spotlight and calls him “king.” Her seething gets Varys’ attention.Later in private, Daenerys tells Jon she loves him, but their kinship stops him mid-snog. She wants to un-know that he’s Rhaegar’s child. When he tells her that he has to tell Arya and Sansa who he is, she replies, “I’ve never begged for anything, but I’m begging you. Don’t do this. Please.”She’s under stress and people are seeing her sweat. “We’ll rip her out root and stem,” Daenerys says in a strategy session. You can see the mad king ranting and burning Starks in Varys’ eyes when he looks at her.Tyrion and Varys convince Daenerys not to immediately burn down the Red Keep and all of the innocents Cersei has gathered to her side as dragon-fodder should Daenerys attack.When Sansa suggests – Daenerys: stop talking, Sansa.“We have won the Great War. Now we will win the Last War,” Daenerys promises, and looks at Sansa. “In all Seven Kingdoms, men will live without fear and cruelty – under their rightful queen.” (Her attitude will come back to bite Daenerys in the butt when Sansa weighs whether or not to share a big secret.)5. Family DramaDebbie DayJon agonizes during the Stark family meeting in the godswood over whether to tell his sisters that he s really their cousin. Arya calls him “brother,” as in full rights to bogart the TV remote brother. He s dying inside and tells Bran to tell them – he’s not officially responsible for having told them if Bran tells him, right? He never really promised Daenerys that he wouldn’t anyway.Despite promising to keep his secret, Sansa promptly tells Tyrion, who promptly tells Varys, who notes that it’s no longer a secret, but is now “information” (which is a commodity he trades in).“A Targaryen father and a Stark mother – Jon’s the one man alive who might actually be able to keep the North in the Seven Kingdoms,” Varys says.Tyrion calls Varys’ musings “treason.”“You know where my loyalty stands. You know I will never betray the realm,” Varys says, in what may be the most important exchange in the episode.6. R.I.P.(Photo by HBO)When the Targaryen fleet drops anchor off of Dragonstone, Euron Greyjoy attacks. He has mounted scorpions on the front of his ships and unleashes on Rhaegal, who dies horrifically and plunges into the sea. Daenerys moves to attack, but retreats when she realizes how vulnerable Drogon is. Euron then attacks the Targaryen fleet, and, we later find out, takes Missandei prisoner.Tyrion, Daenerys, Grey Worm, and a group of Unsullied arrive at the walls of King’s Landing to deliver a message: surrender and release Missandei of Narth. Instead, The Mountain beheads Missandei, whose last word is “Dracarys,” indicating to her queen, we thought, that she should burn King’s Landing to the ground.(Photo by HBO)Plus, Arya takes the King’s Road with The Hound to settle some “unfinished business.” (Arya says she doesn’t plan on coming back to Winterfell, which sounds ominous – Sansa only just got her sister back. Don t leave me alone with weird Bran!) Bronn negotiates with the Lannister brothers: Their lives in exchange for Highgarden, the former home of the extinct House Tyrell. And, Jon tells Tormund to take Ghost with him beyond the Wall. OK, but who doesn’t hug their direwolf when they leave forever? Bad form, Aegon Targaryen, sixth of his name.Next week on episode 5: The Last War.What was your favorite moment of the episode? Tell us in the comments!Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.