The Best Moments of Golden Globes Past

The biggest moments from one of Hollywood's biggest nights.

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EMPTY_CAPTION"The Artist" won Best Picture in 2012 and although Jean Dujardin won best actor and for his role in the movie the real winner was Uggie the Dog, the beloved little Jack Russell Terrier. Click to see more great moments from Golden Globes of the past.
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British comedian Ricky Gervais caused quite the stir when he took jabs at Mel Gibson and Sir Paul McCartney at the 67th Golden Globes in 2010. Jaws again dropped in 2011 when he questioned the sexuality of "some famous Scientologists." His third Golden Globes monologue was his harshest yet ... on his employers at NBC.
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In 2010, Meryl Streep won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Julie & Julia. She was up against herself, having also been nominated for It's Complicated.
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A year earlier, Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road, The Reader) joined Sigourney Weaver and Joan Plowright as the only actors to receive two Golden Globes in one year. During her speech, a flustered Winslet said, "You'll have to forgive me. I have a habit of not winning things."
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Thanks to the Writer's Strike, the 2008 Golden Globe awards were the least glamourous. Writers protested outside as the awards were announced in a press conference with Mary Hart, Dayne Devon, Giuliana Rancic and Lara Spencer.
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When Hugh Laurie, won for his TV drama House, he said there were too many people to thank. So he drew three names at random from his pocket: the show's script supervisor, the hairstylist and his agent.
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The drama behind the scenes of Grey's Anatomy tarnished the show's win in 2007. Isaiah Washington (far left) grabbed a microphone and denied calling T. R. Knight (far right) a slur based on his sexuality.
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Isaac, you devil! In 2006, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi was a correspondent for E! But his performance on the red carpet turned some heads. Mizrahi went too far during his interviews with Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher and Scarlett Johansson, asking inappropraite questions, ogling and even groping.
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Jamie Foxx's acceptance speech for Ray in 2005 goes down as perhaps one of the best. The actor got the crowd going with a bit of Ray Charles' "Baby What I Say" and then thanked his grandmother whom he said must be "looking down" on him from above, leaving few dry eyes in the auditorium.
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Jack Nicholson won in 2003 for About Schmidt, and said, "I don't know whether to be happy or ashamed because I thought we made a comedy... Dermot Mulroney, his haircut alone should have let you know it was a comedy." Then, Jack announced he had taken a valium.
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When Edie Falco won the Golden Globe for her performance in The Sopranos in 2003, she was speechless. Literally. The actress had laryngitis and tried to croak out a few thank yous while accepting the award.
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In 2003, U2 frontman Bono dropped the f-bomb when he received the award for Best Original Song for Gangs of New York, saying "this is really, really f-ing brilliant."
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Here's a pair no one would have guessed: Jodie Foster and Russell Crowe. The duo caused quite a stir when they arrived together at the Golden Globe Awards in 2000... as a platonic couple.
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Renee Zellweger wasn't expecting to win a Golden Globe for her turn in Nurse Betty in 2001. The actress was in the bathroom when the award was presented.
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In 1998, Ellen Degeneres and then-girlfriend Anne Heche weren't the only girl-couple turning heads. Madonna showed up with gal pal Ingrid Casares, a Miami night club queen.
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In 1998 Ving Rhames won the Golden Globe for the TV movie Don King: Only in America. But he called Jack Lemmon to the stage and gave his trophy to Lemmon for his performance in 12 Angry Men. Lemmon kept it, but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association sent Rhames another one.
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Sometimes when actors say, "I wasn't expecting this," they really mean it. Take Christine Lahti, for example. In 1998 Lahti won the Golden Globe for her performance in Chicago Hope, but when the award was announced the actress was nowhere to be found. It turns out she was on a bathroom break.
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In the category of TMI... When Brad Pitt won the award for 12 Monkeys in 1996 his stomach was somersaulting. At least that's how he explained his bizarre acceptance speech when he thanked "the makers of Kaopectate" for doing "a great service for their fellow man."
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In 1990 Jessica Tandy became the oldest recipient of a Golden Globe. Tandy, pictured here with co-star Morgan Freeman, won for Driving Miss Daisy at the age of 80.
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1989 saw the only 3-way-tie in the history of the Golden Globes. Sigourney Weaver for Gorillas in the Mist, Shirley MacLaine for Madame Sousatzka and Jodie Foster for The Accused.
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Marlee Matlin, a hearing impaired actress whose performance in Children of a Lesser God earned her a Golden Globe in 1987, gave her acceptance speech in sign language.
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In 1986 Whoopi Goldberg won the Golden Globe for her performance in The Color Purple wearing -- what else? -- the color... yellow.
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When Cher won the Golden Globe for her performance in Silkwood in 1984, the actress was at a loss for words. She told people to look at her dress -- a short, tight, leather skirt ensemble -- as she thought of what to say in her thank you speech.
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Bette Midler had a double win in 1980. During her acceptance speech, she made reference to her own "Golden Globes." She credited Joan Crawford with the joke, but it has largely been attributed to Midler.
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In 1980 Ricky Schroder became the youngest actor to win a Golden Globe. Schroder was nine when he won the Golden Globe New Star of the Year for The Champ.
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Actress Raquel Welch and Richard Chamberlain at the 32nd annual Golden Globe Awards in 1975. Welch won best actress in a comedy or musical award for her performance in "The Three Musketeers."
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German-born actress Elke Sommer poses with Burt Bacharach after he won a Golden Globe award writing the best original musical score in a motion picture for the film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in 1970.
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Actress Julie Andrews holds the Golden Globe she won in 1968 after winning the title of "World Film Favorite."
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Gregory Peck and Barbra Streisand hold the Golden Globes they won Feb. 24, 1969 in Hollywood. Peck was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding achievement.
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The first national telecasts of the awards were during a special segment of NBC's “The Andy Williams Show” in 1964. Actress Shirley MacLaine won that year for best actress in a musical or comedy for her performance in "Irma la Douce."
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