Sunday night saw the premiere of 2020's Golden Globe awards, where the British reigned supreme yet again. Our favorite actors from across the pond swept up some major wins but the rest of the world managed to pull it back.
One of the most hotly anticipated stars of the night was Joaquin Phoenix and he certainly didn't disappoint. But everyone couldn't help but notice that he walked the red carpet alone. Keep scrolling to find out the heartwarming reason why...
Sunday night saw the premiere of the 77th annual Golden Globes.
via: Getty ImagesThe star-studded night saw the world's best actors come together to celebrate yet another successful year in the entertainment industry.
Even though there were some worthy competitors, the Brits managed to reign supreme.
via: Getty ImagesOur favorite actors and actresses across the pond stole the show, as they managed to sweep up a lot of the major awards including Best Actress (TV series), Best Director and Best Picture (drama).
One of the major front runners was none other than Sam Mendes.
via: Getty ImagesThe English film director received two awards for his World War I drama 1917 including the coveted Best Director and Best Picture (drama). 2020 seems to be looking good for Mendes as he recently got knighted.
He has high hopes for the movie.
via: Getty Images"I really hoped this means people will turn up and see it on the big screen as intended," he said as he took to the stage alongside the film crew.
via: Getty ImagesThe biographical film also picked up 2 awards including Best Original Song.
The Brits didn't stop there...
via: Getty ImagesPheobe Waller-Bridge's won her fair share of awards last night. Fleabag was awarded two awards including Best TV series (comedy/musical) and Best Actress (comedy/musical). And well deserved, I must say.
And would it really be a British invasion if Olivia Coleman didn't have a win?
via: Getty ImagesThe Crown actress, Olivia Coleman, won the award for Best Actress (drama), and let me tell you, she had some pretty tough competition. Coleman stood alongside the likes of Jodie Comer, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman.
However, the biggest winner of the night had to be Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.
via: Getty ImagesEven though the Brits seemed to dominate the show, we did see the Americans pull it back with 2019's Hollywood blockbuster.
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood came out on top, winning 3 of the major awards of the night.
via: Getty ImagesThis included Bard Pitt's win as Best Supporting Actor. After 2 decades of a life without a Golden Globe, Pitt finally got a taste of what it feels like to be amongst the winners.
I wish I could say the same for Leonardo DiCaprio... But I can't.
via: Getty ImagesThe actor was nominated for Best Actor (in a motion picture), but was beaten by none other than Taron Egerton for his role in Rocketman. I mean, if there's one person to beat DiCaprio, it would be young, fake Elton John, wouldn't it?
And just to add a little insult to injury, Pitt decided he would bring up some haunting memories for his friend.
via: Getty ImagesDuring his acceptance speech, Pitt decided to play on the iconic Titanic scene that everyone always seems to talk about. That's right, the moment when Jack (played by Leo) sacrifices himself by letting Rose (Kate Winslet) lie on the floating door to keep out of the freezing water.
People have always had their theories that Jack could have survived if Rose shared the door...
via: Getty ImagesAnd it seems as though Brad also agrees with us! He started off his speech like this: I also have to thank my partner in crime, Leonardo DiCaprio. Before The Revenant, I used to watch year after year, his co-stars win awards and get up and thank him profusely and I now know why..."
He continued saying:
via: Getty Images"He’s an all-star, he’s a gent. I wouldn’t be here without you, man. I thank you. But still… I would’ve shared the raft." And that's all it took. That one line made the entire audience, including DiCaprio, burst out into laughter.
There was another movie that was in the spotlight during the evening...
via: imdb... Joker. After a hugely successful stint at the box office and near-unanimous praise, fans had high hopes for the flick.
And it didn't disappoint...
via: imdbThe movie scooped 2 awards, despite missing out on the big prize of Best Movie.
It was a good night for Joaquin Phoenix.
via: imdbThe man behind the Joker himself bagged the award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture."
The actor beat the likes of Christian Bale and Adam Driver.
via: Getty ImagesBut it seems his head-turning acceptance speech has people divided.
Some were less than impressed with his acceptance speech.It was certainly a head-turner.
Others praised his speech.
I'm sorry if you find Joaquin Phoenix speech awkward but he pointed out hypocrisy, not doing enough and taking priv… https://t.co/W8Mayphtde— Kenny✨ (@Kenny✨)1578283422.0
At one point, he thanked the HFPA for serving a vegan dinner during the evening.
via: YouTubeHis speech got bleeped multiple times due to swearing. "To my fellow nominees, we all know there's no (bleep). It's like this thing that is created to sell advertisements for the TV show. I'm inspired by you. … Some of you I've reached out to personally. Some, uh, I'm still a little too intimidated by, even though we share the same agent: Hi, Christian. You're not here, but uh …" he told the audience. He then briefly thanked his partner, Rooney Mara and apologized to Joker director, Todd Phillips, for being "such a pain in the ass."
via: YouTube"Contrary to popular belief, I don't want to rock the boat, but the boat (bleep)," he added. "It's really nice that so many people have come up and sent their well wishes to Australia, but we have to do more than that, right? … It's great to vote, but sometimes we have to take that responsibility on ourselves and make changes and sacrifices in our own lives and hope that we can do that. We don't have to take private jets to Palm Springs for the awards sometimes or back, please."
But that wasn't the only thing that got people talking...
via: Getty ImagesFans were quick to notice that the actor walked the red carpet alone without his fiancee Rooney Mara.
And it turns out there's a pretty heartwarming reason for this.
via: Getty ImagesThe star stood away from Mara so he could get a better view of her. But when she realized what he was doing, she couldn't resist smirking.
The photographer captured the sweet moment between the pair.
via: Getty ImagesThey are absolute couple goals. So adorable.
Next up, could it be an Oscar for Joaquin Phoenix?
via: Getty ImagesWant more from the Golden Globes? Keep scrolling to learn about Tom Hanks' emotional award acceptance.