If you missed the 2018 Golden Globes on Sunday night (Jan. 7), you’ve probably already been caught up on the big winners and losers. But if you’re looking for the best in-between bits from the first major entertainment awards show of 2018 — and one that felt verrrrry 2018, in ways both crucial and ephemeral — Billboard‘s got you covered.
Here are the 11 best moments from this year’s Golden Globes.
Seth Meyers’ blistering opening monologue
No surprise that the late-night host, who’s increasingly made withering topical comedy his brand, wouldn’t pull his punches during his opening remarks. Meyers of course took his shots at No. 45 (“Hollywood Foreign Press: A string of three words that could not have been better designed to infuriate our president!”) but saved his sharpest barbs for Hollywood’s exposed sexual offenders, most notably, Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein (“He’ll come back in 20 years when he’s the first person ever booed during the in memoriam”).
People discovering that Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb are a thing
This is how I’m finding out Sam Rockwell is married to Leslie Bibb???#GoldenGlobes2018
— Doug Benson (@DougBenson) January 8, 2018
— LW (@lindseyweber) January 8, 2018
Sam Rockwell and Leslie Bibb are together?! Apparently I’m 10 years late to this but I dig it. #GoldenGlobes
— Emily Exton (@emilyexton) January 8, 2018
Hey, we had no idea either. Good for them.
The standing ovation for Carol Burnett
The 84-year-old comedy legend hasn’t lost her timing, either, exquisitely ribbing co-presenter Jennifer Aniston: “I’m happy that you’re coming back to television, because Will & Grace was one of my favorite shows.”
Timothée Chalamet’s reaction to a nearby Tonya Harding
timothée realizing THE tonya harding is sitting right next to him is a mood pic.twitter.com/zCUmSDyBnt
— kris (@siIkysheets) January 8, 2018
He wasn’t the only one with a dropped jaw at She, Tonya’s unexpected appearance.
Sterling K. Brown’s acceptance speech
A thoughtful, emotional speech that began with the This Is Us star exclaiming “OPRAH!” culminated with Brown thanking series creator Dan Fogelman for bucking the trend of “color-blind casting” by writing his role specifically for a black man. “It makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me,” he powerfully concluded, “or to dismiss anyone who looks like me.”
Tommy Wiseau getting to grace the Golden Globes stage
Give it up for Tommy Wiseau for immediately trying to take the mic pic.twitter.com/OFQYSlchqc
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) January 8, 2018
Shame on James Franco for not letting him even get a word in at the mic, though.
Allison Janney’s dress with the fake-bird thing
— Shauna DeBono (@ShaunaRDeBono) January 8, 2018
And her clipped response offered to those cackling at it in the audience: “Shut up.”
Amy Sherman-Palladino’s stellar acceptance speech
Despite the series’ enduring popularity and influence, Gilmore Girls was hardly an awards-show regular in its day, so good to see series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino (and her, uh, unorthodox wardorobe selections) getting a nice moment in the spotlight at this year’s Globes for her Marvelous Mrs. Maisel series. Plus, any victory-lap moment that begins “Oy, spanks” and ends with a semi-rhetorically posed “Is there cheese backstage?” is worth whatever it took to get the winner there.
The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire mini-reunion
— HarryPotterLa.com (@HarryPotterLa) January 8, 2018
Wow, was 2005 a long time ago.
Guillermo del Toro shushing the play-off music
“It’s been 25 years, guys, give me a minute.” Hard to argue with.
Oprah Winfrey’s powerhouse Cecil B. DeMille Award monologue
As we all probably should’ve seen coming, Oprah’s speech upon accepting the Cecil B. deMille Award — really more of an address than a speech — towered over the rest of the Globes like a Beyoncé live performance invariably overshadows the remainder of the VMAs. With a pitch-perfect mix of compassion, fury and optimism, Oprah hit everything from being inspired as a young girl by Sidney Poitier’s Oscar win for Lilies of the Field to giving the audience a history lesson about the recently passed civil rights figure Recy Taylor, to resoundingly declaring in closing:
“I want all the girls watching to know here and now that a new day is on the horizon… and when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are in this room here tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, making sure they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘me too’ again!”