Rhames gave his Best Actor trophy for "Don King: Only in America" to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon, citing Lemmon's inspiration.

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Receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Foster publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time, prompting a standing ovation and inspiring LGBTQ+ visibility.

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Foxx's passionate and tearful speech for "Ray" honored his late grandmother and spoke to the power of love, resonating deeply with the audience.

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Taking the stage with a martini and her shoes in hand, Thompson tossed both aside to open the envelope for Best Screenplay, showcasing her comedic chops

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As host, Gervais' biting humor often ruffled feathers, but his sharp wit and unexpected targets made for unforgettable moments.

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Gaga brushing past a surprised DiCaprio on her way to an award became an instant meme, highlighting the unexpected dynamics of the ceremony.

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Her eccentric and lengthy speech for "Cold Mountain" became a pop culture phenomenon, sparking debate and amusement.

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Streep's powerful speech on diversity and Hollywood's responsibility was a defining moment of the #MeToo era.

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Their sharp wit and comedic chemistry brought fresh energy and hilarious moments to the Golden Globes. Fey and Poehler's dynamic hosting partnership 

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