The Most Meme-Worthy Moments From This Year’s Golden Globes
"There could be 100 Fiji waters on the red carpet... but it only takes one to quench your thirst."
You can’t dress up Hollywood’s top television and film stars, put them in one room, glue a video camera to their faces, broadcast the footage to 18 million viewers, and not expect the internet to do what it does best: capture a moment, and make a meme. Award shows are a gold mine for relatable moments, reaction GIFs and endless witty photo captions, and the Golden Globes—the first hurrah of the season—did not disappoint the Meme Lords™ of the web. From the #FijiWaterGirl to Christian Bale’s surprise accent, here are the best viral moments from last night’s Golden Globes.
Jameela Jamil is credited as “Kamilah Al-Jamil”
CONTEXT: Jameela Jamil, who plays Tahani Al-Jamil on The Good Place, was incorrectly credited as “Kamiliah Al-Jamil” by E! News as she stepped onto the red carpet. If you’re a fan of The Good Place, you already get the joke. If not, here’s an explainer: Tahani is characterized by her complicated relationship with her sister, Kamilah, whose fame and achievements consistently outshine her own. Identifying Jameela as her character’s hated sibling on the red carpet? It is, in Jameela’s own words, “legit the funniest thing.”
THEY CALLED HER KAMILAH AL JAMIL I’M HAVING A STROKE pic.twitter.com/GI5rr8CaJM
— maddie (@denisviIlenueve) January 6, 2019
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 6, 2019
— Jameela Jamil (@jameelajamil) January 7, 2019
Idris Elba meets Daniel Craig
CONTEXT: Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, posed for a selfie with Idris Elba, the maybe/rumoured/hopefully future James Bond.
you seem both shaken *and* stirred.
— Mad Dog Pliny, Space Force (@plinytheelder_t) January 7, 2019
That look your coworker gives you when there’s a promotion in work. 😂
— Gareth Alan (@GenghisCANN) January 7, 2019
Timothée Chalamet wears a glittery harness
CONTEXT: It’s custom Louis Vuitton designed by Virgil Abloh.
— emma lord (@dilemmalord) January 7, 2019
Timothée Chalamet always looks like he’s from 1531 and 2403 simultaneously and I respect that type of energy pic.twitter.com/JnaCP7m5RK
— Emy | Cook (@propercook) January 7, 2019
Good morning to Timothée Chalamet's harness only
— Twitter Fashion (@TwitterFashion) January 7, 2019
The Fiji Water Girl is everywhere
CONTEXT: With her ominous smirk and signature tray of Fiji Water bottles, a mysterious brunette in a blue gown appeared in the background of numerous red carpet celebrity photos.
— Shelby L. (@ShelBB8) January 7, 2019
There could be 100 Fiji waters on the red carpet… but it only takes one to quench your thirst pic.twitter.com/Z1GpKiI2w5
— Jamie McCarty (@JamieMcCarty) January 7, 2019
— Alp Ozcelik (@alplicable) January 7, 2019
Emma Stone yells ‘sorry’ for her Aloha role
CONTEXT: In the opening monologue, co-host Sandra Oh touched on whitewashing in Hollywood, mentioning the 2016 film Aloha in which Golden Globe winner Emma Stone portrayed a character of Asian heritage. Off-camera, Stone can be heard shouting “I’M SORRY.”
— emma stone daily (@dailyemmastone) January 7, 2019
emma stone apologizing for aloha is the new song of the summer
— ziwe (@ziwe) January 7, 2019
Emma Stone shouting “I’m sorry” is 2019
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) January 7, 2019
Glenn Close can’t believe she won
CONTEXT: Lady Gaga was expected to win the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama. Instead, Glenn Close took it home for her role in The Wife. We were surprised, Gaga was surprised, and Close was most surprised of all.
Glenn Close has won an Emmy for her reaction to winning a golden globe. pic.twitter.com/5HHORPet35
— tweets by cian™ (@CianOMahony) January 7, 2019
it would appear Glenn Close also did not expect Glenn Close to win pic.twitter.com/5cXcVRcSHT
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 7, 2019
— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 7, 2019
Christian Bale has a British accent
CONTEXT: When British-American actor Christian Bale took to the stage to accept a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Dick Cheney in Vice, he spoke with with his natural-born accent. This, apparently, floored people.
Me: *forgets Christian Bale is British for the 638373rd time*
Christian Bale: *speaks, is British*
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) January 7, 2019
I feel like if you drop Christian Bale's accent in water you get a fully grown Michael Caine
— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) January 7, 2019
Breaking: Christian Bale Has Been British For 44 Years And Has The Accent To Boot (Welsh) https://t.co/qGvBNphK2X
— chaps (@UncleChaps) January 7, 2019
Sandra Oh makes her parents proud
CONTEXT: Last night, Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress to win multiple Golden Globes, the first Golden Globes host of Asian descent, and the Golden Globe attendee with the most supportive parents in the audience. I think that’s what they call an award show hat trick.
— Tim Teeman (@TimTeeman) January 7, 2019
Sandra Oh's parents should host the Oscars #GoldenGlobes
— Elaine L. (@LaineyGossip) January 7, 2019
— Janelle Hinds (@MobileAppQueen) January 7, 2019
Chris Messina is blonde now
CONTEXT: The formerly brunette Mindy Project star dyed his hair, taking him from Danny to Daddy.
Chris Messina just told me Hogwarts should never have admitted half-bloods?? pic.twitter.com/unxcVwYrjs
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) January 6, 2019
I can’t believe Chris Messina is gay and going through a breakup. pic.twitter.com/ZCr5H6NLPT
— George Civeris (@georgeciveris) January 6, 2019