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 (opens in new tab)! Gorgeous fashion (looking at you Anya (opens in new tab) and Angela)! Dogs! Kids! Chadwick Boseman's posthumous win! (opens in new tab)—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.

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