The Most Awkward Moments of the 2021 Golden Globes

The 2021 Golden Globes did not go smoothly, with several technical difficulties and confusing moments. Here are the most awkward moments of the virtual show.

NBC's "78th Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Show
NBC's "78th Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Show
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The 2021 Golden Globes kicked off awards season on Sunday night with a bang—an exhausting, confusing bang. Due to some chaotic Zoom call energy and hosts literally on different coasts, the Golden Globes had no shortage of awkward moments to keep viewers' eyebrows raised. Don't get us wrong, they tried. And there were even a few funny and memorable moments—Barb & Star's cameo! Chloe Zhao's best director win! Jane Fonda! Gorgeous fashion (looking at you Anya and Angela)! Dogs! Kids! Chadwick Boseman's posthumous win!—but overall Zoom fatigue, technical difficulties, and bored/tired celebs made three hours feel like Three. Hours. Here are the most awkward moments of the 2021 Golden Globes—take note Grammys, SAGs, and Oscars.

Neha Prakash
Neha Prakash

As Marie Claire’s senior news and culture editor, Neha oversees all things entertainment, pop culture, and current events from TV shows and movies we can’t stop bingeing to celebrities we can’t stop 'shipping. She loves a hot-take, has an extensive knowledge of award shows, and knows the astrological signs of everyone in the royal family and the 'Friends' cast. Before joining Marie Claire, she held positions at Glamour, Brides, Condé Nast, and Mashable, and is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.