Posted: January 08, 2018
By Jessica Sooknanan, Rare.us
Carol Burnett’s mere presence on stage at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards brought the entire audience to its feet.
Burnett, 84, is a Hollywood legend whose career spans six decades. She is probably most known for “The Carol Burnett Show,” which began in 1967.
She walked onstage alongside Jennifer Aniston to introduce the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy.
The comic legend couldn’t let her moment on stage pass without cracking a joke.
“On a night when so many people, all of their dreams will come true tonight, so has mine, because I get to present with my idol, the amazing Carol Burnett,” said Aniston.
“That is really, that’s so sweet,” said Burnett. “You know, I’m happy that you’re coming back to television, because ‘Will and Grace’ was one of my favorite shows.”
The audience erupted into laughter, and when Aniston tried to correct her, Burnett said, “I’m just kidding.”
Two legends on one stage. Carol Burnett and Jennifer Aniston introduce the nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy. #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/ifzOwGdszF— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 8, 2018
Before they even announced the winner, Aniston got to get back at Burnett by asking to tug Burnett’s ear, which Burnett called “kinky.”
“It was everything, everything, thank you,” Aniston said of the act.
“As I said, she’s kinky!” Burnett said.
Oprah’s gift for inspiring others was in full view Sunday as she became the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globes. Her moving speech brought the audience to its feet.
The 63-year-old media industry mogul was honored at the Golden Globes by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for her contributions to entertainment.
She was introduced by Reese Witherspoon, who worked with her on the film “A Wrinkle In Time.” On stage, she said, “Oprah’s hugs could end wars.”
“For generations, Oprah has celebrated strong female characters on and off screen, and has been a role model for women and young girls for decades. Holding titles such as chairman, CEO and founder, Oprah is one of the most influential women of our time, and this honor is well deserved especially in this 75th anniversary year of the Golden Globe Awards,” said Witherspoon.
In her speech, Oprah shared inspirational words with all those watching.
“And it is not lost on me, that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this award,” said Oprah.
She touched on the unofficial theme of the night: Time’s Up.
Celebrities coordinated their black wardrobe as a part of the Time’s Up movement. According to the New York Times, the organized campaign aims to fight sexual harassment, assault and inequality for women in all workplaces.
Oprah spoke to the men guilty of sexual assault, abuse and harassment in the workplace, saying, “Their time is up!”
She closed her speech with a prediction for the future.
“So I want all the girls watching here, now that a new day is on the horizon!” said Oprah.
A complete list of winners of the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.
An impromptu performance between Kelly Clarkson and Keith Urban made the audience erupt into cheers at the Golden Globes Sunday night.
The pair were presenting at the awards show when they brought their pipes together for a treat that left everyone with chills.
After announcing the nominees for Best Original Film Song, Clarkson and Urban leaned into the microphone and harmonized together, “And the Golden Globe goes to!”
The performance may have lasted only four seconds, but it left everyone wanting more.
Kirk Douglas was greeted with a standing ovation at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.
The 101-year-old legend has been a decades-long staple in Hollywood, with a resume that boasts credits in acting, producing and directing. He is one of the last living members of Hollywood’s Golden Age of cinema.
Douglas became an international star in the late 1940s. His sons, actor Michael Douglas and producer Joel Douglas, followed in their father’s footsteps, pursuing successful careers in Hollywood.
On Sunday, Kirk Douglas took the stage at the Golden Globes alongside his daughter-in-law, Catherine Zeta Jones, who is married to Michael Douglas. They presented the award for Best Screenplay: Motion Picture.
“In 1991, my father-in-law, this living Hollywood legend, Kirk, was recognized by they Writer’s Guild of America for his role in ending the Hollywood blacklist,” said Zeta Jones.
The audience applauded Douglas for hiring the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo to write “Spartacus.”
“I wrote a speech,” Douglas said turning to Zeta Jones, “but I don’t want to say it, because I could never follow you.”
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