5 Weirdest Things About the Golden Globes

The layout! The swearing! The random singing!
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2014 7:06 AM CST
Updated Jan 13, 2014 7:44 AM CST

Last night's Golden Globes ceremony was filled with as many bizarre moments as you'd expect from an awards show fueled by alcohol. Today.com rounds up the head-scratchers that had people talking:

  • Worst management decision: the layout. Some of the winners appeared to be seated in Siberia. It took ages for them to make their way to the stage, and it didn't help that the tables were so close together they often had to take a winding path. Robin Wright actually broke out into a run to accept her award.
  • Weirdest trend: the speeches. No one seemed prepared, least of all Jacqueline Bisset, whose rambling acceptance speech was the craziest of the night. She later explained that she was caught off-guard, having expected her category to be announced later. Also: There was quite a bit of swearing, including a "Yeah b----!" from Aaron Paul that the censors didn't feel the need to bleep.

  • Strangest moment: Diane Keaton's song. She sang a kids' song—"Make new friends, but keep the old"—during the tribute to Woody Allen, and it was especially strange since she launched into it directly after a hefty portion of her speech had gotten bleeped out.
  • The 3 biggest digs: 2 onstage, 1 offstage. Tina Fey mocked Taylor Swift. Presenter Jim Carrey tweaked Shia LaBeouf's plagiarism scandal by quoting an 18th century actor and then joking, "I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that." And on Twitter, Mia Farrow's son Ronan slammed his (supposed) father: "Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?"
  • Most offensive media comment: A Parkinson's "fun fact." During E!'s online red carpet live stream, they used a headline graphic reading "FUN FACT," Fox News reports. The "fun fact"? "Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991." Needless to say, a screenshot of the gaffe went viral, and E! issued a statement apologizing while the ceremony was still going on.
Click for more from the night: the winners, Tina and Amy's best lines, Bisset's speech, the red carpet arrivals. (Read more Golden Globes stories.)

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