The Golden Globe Awards have long been the most controversial and at times raucous of television award shows, but sometimes things really go off the rails. Where else can you find Angelina Jolie jumping into a swimming pool fully clothed, or the show’s host (in this case Ricky Gervais) making fun of the nominees? Click through our photo gallery above that highlights the Top 13 most outrageous Golden Globes moments of all time.
Given by a relatively small group of foreign journalists based in the United States, the awards have had a tumultuous history that at times have caused the show to be dropped from network television due mostly to allegations that the award can be purchased by granting the members fancy perks while on press junkets. The award has gained a more prominent place in the derby in recent years, but that is due more to its placement as an Oscar precursor rather than a genuine respect for the kudos themselves.
The award show also has a reputation as the wildest of Hollywood trophy handouts. As opposed to the Oscars with its staid theater-like setting, the Golden Globes are given out at a dinner ceremony traditionally held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Alcohol flows freely at the ceremony, often causing presenters and winners to let down their guard or placate themselves as they wait through the long three-hour ceremony for their category. In anticipation of this year’s awards, which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon on Sunday, January 8, Gold Derby takes a look back at the 13 most outrageous moments that had people talking.
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