Political statements at the Golden Globes

From the Australian fires to the upcoming presidential election, the Golden Globes got political this year.

The five political speeches that marked the Golden Globes 2020

Joaquin Phoenix, Cate Blanchett, Patricia Arquette and Michelle Williams marked the ceremony with their commitments to the planet or to women's rights.

Joaquin Phoenix calls for "sacrifices"

Best actor in a dramatic film for Joker, Joaquin Phoenix denounced the privileges of the stars. “It’s great to vote, but sometimes we have to take responsibility, make changes and sacrifice in our own lives. I hope we will all do that. We don't need to take private jets to go to the Palm Springs price discounts."

Cate Blanchett and the climate emergency

The actress, who came to present an award, raised a cry of alarm about the fires in Australia. “When a country faces climate change, we all face climate change. We are in there together."

Patricia Arquette against Trump

Named best actress in a mini-series or a TV movie for The Act, Patricia Arquette particularly rebelled against the policy of the American head of state. "He is a president who tweets threatening to bomb 52 places, including cultural sites. People do not know if their children's heads will be bombed and the Australian continent is on fire."

Michelle Williams, feminist

While going to recover her trophy of best actress in a supporting role in a mini-series, series or telefilm, Michelle Williams urged the women to express their opinion. "You women, ages 18 to 118, when it's time to vote, please do it for your own benefit. This is what men have been doing for years. Remember, we are the largest electoral body in this country, so let's make it more like us."

Ricky Gervais, teasing

The host of the evening did not hesitate to botch those tempted to speak, true to himself. "If you win a prize tonight, don't use this stage to make a political speech, okay? You are in no position to lecture the public on anything. You know absolutely nothing about the real world, most of you have spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg."


01/06/2020 12:32 PMupdated: 02/06/2020 7:31 PM


  • Solomon M.
    01/09/2020 05:35

    The source of every world problem boils down to personal greed. The desire to be wealthy. Extremely wealthy people lecturing the public on the symptoms of their own disease is ridiculous.

  • Kevin C.
    01/09/2020 02:18

    But they did anyway and one says to make the world like them.. wow, how racist.. do these people even think or just act like they think.. lol

  • Charles S.
    01/09/2020 00:35

    Idiot Dejour...😉

  • Tim M.
    01/08/2020 22:44

    Lmao! The Truth is merely friction to these Hollywood Elitist.

  • Jimmy B.
    01/08/2020 19:43

    Ricky who?

  • Cintya M.
    01/08/2020 09:00

    They a ready report the fires in Australia was man made not climate change, again many of the actors don't spend time at school or finish Hight School at drama class...

  • Clay H.
    01/08/2020 03:49

    I am supposed to stump for a global totalitarian body ruling the world via central planning because climate activists set Australia on fire? Really?

  • Kaytee T.
    01/08/2020 03:47

    This whole thing could have been avoided had Ricky brought attention to the tragedy of the fires in Australia instead of clapping back at the "political agendas" people have. Obviously he still has an issue with it. But way more of an issue was made of a past incident than needed to be.

  • Nathan W.
    01/07/2020 22:20

    These people are voting against Trump. Why I wonder when he has done nothing wrong.

  • Marlys A.
    01/07/2020 13:51

    Somebody needed to put the 'Hollywooders' in their place. Glad he did.

  • Ramon O.
    01/07/2020 12:39

    We have our own opinion...right?

  • Judy L.
    01/07/2020 03:49

    They are entitled to their opinion same as you. You don't have to listen. Change the channel or hit the mute button.

  • Bill F.
    01/07/2020 02:32

    I don't care about bourgeoisie opinions

  • Michael J.
    01/07/2020 01:58

    I get all my advice from actor's.

  • Andrew H.
    01/07/2020 00:17

    And then there was Ricky telling everyone to not get political

  • Craig D.
    01/06/2020 23:26

    And tomorrow they will be all to wrapped up in themselves because they won an award to care what's going on around the world. All these actors make me fckn sick the way they start spouting their mouths off about what we can do No your the ones with millions you lot fck sort it

  • Nye K.
    01/06/2020 22:26

    It’s exactly what they should be doing. Using their platform and influence to highlight relevant and important issues. I applaud them for this as opposed to a self centric indulged acceptance speech. 👏🏽👍🏽

  • Jeff M.
    01/06/2020 21:59

    Bravo, Gervais! The self-appointed, liberal priesthood, crawling out from under the rock we call Hollywood to lecture America on science and ethics and politics, deserved every word.

  • Denise Y.
    01/06/2020 21:46

    Well, there is so much going on. It would be terribly blind or ignorant or callous to ignore.

  • Jedd L.
    01/06/2020 21:38

    Some were just very thick and immune from ricky’s flaming burn.

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