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golden globes The 18 Most Cringeworthy Moments at the 2017 Golden Globes  

Jacob Shelton
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The Golden Globes 2017 have come and gone but the cringeworthy Golden Globes moments will live on forever, thanks to the energy created by their awkwardness spreading out across the world like a tidal wave of embarrassment, drowning the viewers in some of the most painful jokes, missed hugs, and very unfortunate appeals to a higher power that have ever been made. As far as modern awards shows go, the 2017 Golden Globes were fine, and an obvious attempt at something a bit nicer than the last two shows that featured more acerbic hosts dishing out every barb they could muster. Jimmy Fallon’s attempt to please everyone while doling out his usual shtick led to some of the most embarrassing Golden Globes moments, but he wasn’t alone in looking like a dummy on TV.

The most awkward moments from any awards show, and especially the Golden Globes where the booze is flowing like a Great Gatsby-themed 30th birthday party, happen when someone who isn’t funny tries to hit the audience with a nugget of comedy gold. It’s always terrible. It doesn’t matter if you’re Goldie Hawn or Ryan Gosling; if you don’t write jokes on the regular, you shouldn’t be making them. But then there are also the flubs and strange award speeches that make you feel like the only sober person at a wedding.

Continue reading about the super cringey 2017 Golden Globe Awards and vote up the moments that made you feel like you were watching your grandma try to rap. 

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"The Hollywood Foreign Press Has an Anal Tradition."

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"How Has Movie Making Changed from When You Directed Uh... You Know... I'm Blanking."

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Michael Keaton Calling "Fe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 18 Most Cringeworthy Moments at the 2017 Golden Globes
Michael Keaton Calling "Fences" "Hidden Fences"

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Emma Stone's Hug Fail

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"The Nominees of the Five ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 18 Most Cringeworthy Moments at the 2017 Golden Globes
"The Nominees of the Five Most Tainted Men."

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That Awkward Moment When the T... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 18 Most Cringeworthy Moments at the 2017 Golden Globes
That Awkward Moment When the Teleprompter Goes Down Immediately

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"Denzel Washington Was on Stage and He Got Up Here and Said 'God Is Love' and Um... I Agree, I Guess."

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"Chastain in the Redmayne&... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 18 Most Cringeworthy Moments at the 2017 Golden Globes
"Chastain in the Redmayne"

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Rogue One: A Cringey Presentation Story

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That Weird Applause Break for Brad Pitt

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"I Brought Our Passports Because They Said We Needed ID and This Is All the ID We Have."

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What Was Happening with That Andrew Garfield/Ryan Reynolds Kiss?

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Jimmy Fallon's Michael Scott-esque Chris Rock Impression

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All Things Stranger Things in ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 18 Most Cringeworthy Moments at the 2017 Golden Globes
All Things Stranger Things in the Opening Number

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Nothing's Cooler Than Watching Julia Louis Dreyfus Pretend to DJ

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Claire Foy's Pro-Monarchy Moment

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"I Can't Believe I Let You Win the Fight Considering I Wrote the Screenplay."

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Ryan Gosling's "Chop the Statue" Joke