Prepare to LOL: These Were the 8 Best Jokes at the 2018 Golden Globes
The Golden Globes are a night of celebrating the year’s best performances, scoping the chicest red-carpet trends and taking in a night full of funny one-liners and zingers. This year was no exception. From Amy Poehler denying Seth Meyers’s punch-line setup to Aziz Ansari thanking his one true love (pasta), here are eight jokes that actually made us laugh during the 2018 Golden Globes.
1. When Seth Meyers Paid Homage to the Magnificent Meryl Streep
“The Post is nominated for best picture tonight. It’s a film about journalistic integrity, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. [Staff member comes onstage carrying several trophies.] No, not yet, we have to wait. We have to wait and see what happens.” —Seth Meyers during his opening monologue.
2. And Praised Her Royal Majesty, Queen Oprah Winfrey
“Oprah Winfrey is receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award tonight. What a tremendous honor. For Cecil B. DeMille.”—Seth Meyers bowing down to Queen O.
3. When Jessica Chastain Burned the Patriarchy
“[The Golden Globes turned 75 this year]...But the actress that plays its wife is still only 32.”—Jessica Chastain owning Seth Meyers’s punch line.
5. When Aziz Ansari Gave Credit Where Credit’s Due
“I really want to thank Italy for all of the amazing food we ate in season two.”—Aziz Ansari thanking the things that truly matter during his acceptance speech for Best Actor in a TV series, Musical or Comedy for Master of None.
6. And Frances McDormand Made a Strong Case for Group Tequila Shots
“We’ve been here a long time, and we need some tequila.”—Frances McDormand after accepting her award for Best Actress in a Drama for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
7. WHEN AMY SHERMAN PALLADINO WAS FRANK ABOUT HER PRIORITIES
“Oy, the Spanx!…I’m going backstage. Is there cheese backstage?”—Amy Sherman Palladino accepting the award for Best Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
8. And Finally, When Amy Poehler Turned Conventional Joke Telling on Its Head
“Said the peach in Call Me by Your Name, this scene is the pits.” —Amy Poehler, refusing Seth Meyers’s punch-line setup and owning the delivery.