Top Moments of the 2017 Golden Globe Awards

by IMDb-Contributing-Writers | last updated - 09 Jan 2017

Check out our list of top moments from the Golden Globes awards ceremony, from the jazzy opening number to the most moving speeches. — Sharon Knolle

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Jimmy Fallon at an event for The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

Opening Number a la La La Land

In the show's cold open, Jimmy Fallon became stuck in a traffic jam on the way to the Globes. Naturally, he got out of his car and started singing and dancing, aided by Nicole Kidman, Evan Rachel Wood, Sarah Paulson, and the kids from "Stranger Things." The movie's signature song, "City of Stars," became "Room Full of Stars," and instead of dancing off into night sky with Emma Stone, Fallon tangoed with — who else? — Justin Timberlake.

Jimmy Fallon at an event for The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

Teleprompter Fail

Fallon had to think fast when the Teleprompter glitched at the start of the show. Fortunately, the host — and the device — recovered quickly.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus at an event for The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Takes Over the DJ Booth

Is there anything the "Veep" star can't do? In a quick visual gag, the actress sat in briefly for the evening's DJ, Questlove.

Ryan Gosling at an event for The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

Ryan Gosling Tugs Our Heartstrings

The actor, who took home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for La La Land, began his acceptance speech by joking that he'd been mistaken for Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, who was nominated in the same category. By the end of his speech, he had us moved while graciously thanking partner Eva Mendes and dedicating his award to her late brother.

Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar at an event for The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

Dev Patel and Co-Star Up the 'Awww' Factor

The cutest moment of the show was when Lion star Dev Patel walked out hand in hand with Sunny Pawar, who plays his character as a child, to describe their film. Did you hear the collective "Awwww"?

Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig at an event for The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

Kristen Wiig and Steve Carell Share Cartoon Trauma

These two comedians took a downbeat — but hilarious — turn when presenting Best Motion Picture - Animated, sharing traumatic things that happened to them when they saw Disney classics as a child. They earned probably the biggest laughs of the night.

Meryl Streep at an event for The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

Meryl Streep Gives a Passionate Speech

The actress, who had nearly lost her voice, nevertheless gave a strong speech in which she pointed out the diversity in the house, with nominees born in Ethiopia, Kenya, and, in Ryan Gosling's case, Canada. She took time to touch on the political climate of the United States and finally ended by fondly remembering the late Carrie Fisher: "As my dear departed friend Princess Leia said to me, 'Take your broken heart, make it into art.'"

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds in Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2016)

The Globes Bid Farewell to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Fallon introduced a short but moving video tribute to the two stars who died just a day apart, showcasing scenes from Singin' in the Rain and Star Wars, as well as scenes featured in the new HBO documentary "Bright Lights." This was the only memorial that the Globes featured.

Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers at an event for The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017)

Rocky and Apollo Creed Reunite

Sylvester Stallone — whose three daughters served as Miss Golden Globes this year — reunited with his Rocky co-star Carl Weathers to present Best Motion Picture - Drama, which went to Moonlight.

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