Sure, the dresses are fabulous and the winners’ speeches are heartfelt, but the single best part of any awards ceremony in Hollywood is watching all your favorite celebrities and stars being friendly and cracking jokes with one another. Otherwise, these organizations could just mail their statues to their homes, right?
Certainly it was my favorite part of the Golden Globes on Sunday (Jan. 10), when celebrities got drunk and shared awkward glances with each other as everything (figuratively) came crashing down around them. But hey, isn’t that always how it is with the Globes? And, at the very least, we had these amazing friendships, some new and some old, to guide us through all the chaos:
Amy Schumer and Jennifer LawrenceNBC
Our girls had a lot of time to catch up and hang out, seeing as they were sitting right next to each other the whole night — and even presented clips from their two award-nominated movies together in what was arguably the best part of the ceremony. Seriously, these two totally need to host an awards show together, am I right?
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
Jonah Hill and Channing TatumNBC
Sure, Jonah Hill’s bit as the bear in Alejandro Inarritu’s “Revenant” didn’t exactly work with the crowd, but he sure succeeded in cracking up his “21 Jump Street” co-star onstage.
America Ferrera and Eva Longoria
While presenting the award for Best Actor in a TV Drama, the two poked fun at how often they’re mistaken for a range of Latina actresses, including Gina Rodriguez, Selma Hayek and even Charro. And they proved that they had some pretty fantastic chemistry and comedic chops playing against each other. Just sayin’, I’d totally drop everything to watch America guest star on an episode of “Telenovela.”
Ken Jeong and Kevin HartNBC
A licensed medical doctor in real life, Jeong reportedly had to treat all of Kevin Hart’s injuries on the set of their new movie “Ride Along 2” — or at least that’s what they told the Golden Globes audience while onstage.
Alan Cumming and All Of Us Watching Alan CummingNBC
That tense, awkward moment between Mel Gibson and host Ricky Gervais will probably give us night-sweats for the rest of our lives, but at least we could all take solace in Alan Cumming’s delighted, horrified face in the crowd. If you ever get to meet Cumming in person, know that no matter how rich and famous and talented he is, you’ll absolutely have something in common with which to break the ice.
Denzel Washington And His Adorable Wife
To accept the honorary Cecil B. DeMille award, Washington brought his entire family onstage to celebrate with him — and good thing, because his wife had to help him read his speech after the actor revealed he’d forgotten his reading glasses. The family that accepts awards together stays together, right?
Jennifer Lawrence and David O. Russell
Not to downplay the awesome girl squad she’s co-created with Amy Schumer or anything, but Jennifer did say she wanted to be buried next to her “Joy” director during her acceptance speech, which is definitively the mark of a Dear and True Friendship.
Leonardo Dicaprio and Tom HardySteve Granitz/WireImage
Okay, so Hardy wasn’t at the show tonight, but he got a pretty adorable shout-out. Dicaprio thanked his “Revenant” co-star in his acceptance speech for Best Actor, calling him his “good friend” and a “beast” who would definitely never bury him alive in the snow for realsies. D’aw, you guys! Just hug already!
Ricky Gervais And His Small Glass Of BeerGetty Images
He lovingly kept it by his side, long after it’d probably gotten warm. Truly that beer was his only friend this night.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Sure, they weren’t actually there, but one wants to imagine that they spent the Golden Globes at home together instead, having a wine and pajama party and snarking beautifully over all of Ricky’s jokes.