If you skipped watching the 76th annual Golden Globes this year, we understand. These awards shows seemingly tend to cater to a younger audience more often these days.
However, some of our all-time favorite actors and actresses both made appearances and won awards this year. Plus, there were a few other fabulous things to see as well. So, ICYMI (in case you missed it), we’ve got a recap for you.
Red Carpet Highlights
It seems every time there’s an awards show, we hear about the most shocking or revealing red carpet arrivals. Otherwise, we find that the actors and actresses or protesting or making a statement.
Last year, the vast majority of stars wore all black to the Golden Globes to support the Time’s Up movement. This year, however, was the stunning display of gorgeous (and tasteful!) dresses we’d been waiting to see. (The Time’s Up movement was not forgotten though, some stars wore black and white ribbons or pins to show support.)
Lady Gaga awed everyone with her voluminous, periwinkle blue Valentino gown. Many believe it appeared to be a tribute to Judy Garland in A Star is Born. Considering Gaga was nominated for starring in the remake, we can certainly believe it.
Emily Blunt wowed in her Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton dress, and Janelle Monae looked fabulous in Chanel.
The on-stage entertainment was honestly somewhat lackluster this year. However, that simply made achievement award winners Jeff Bridges and Carol Burnett stand out even more.
A true icon, Burnett became the inaugural recipient of a new lifetime achievement award named in her honor. The Carol Burnett Award recognizes and celebrates “outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen.”
The 85-year-old comedienne reminisced about her long-running variety series. “Sometimes I catch myself day dreaming about being young again and doing it all over,” she said. “Then I bring myself up short because I realize how incredibly fortunate I was to be there at the right time.”
This year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award was bestowed upon none other than 69-year-old Jeff Bridges. The award honors those who’ve made “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”
Other Memorable Moments
Several other older celebrities were honored with awards as well.
Glenn Close, 71, was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in The Wife. Additionally, 74-year-old Michael Douglass was named Best Actor for his part in Netflix’s new series The Kominsky Method.
93-year-old legend Dick Van Dyke also made an appearance on stage alongside his Mary Poppins Returns co-star Emily Blunt. One of the leading actors in the original Mary Poppins, Van Dyke has a small cameo in the new film. Lively as always, he approached the mic.
“I spotted Carol Burnett out there and I said, ‘My God, I know her!’” he said, getting a laugh out of Burnett and a chuckle from us as well.