Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes Opening Monologue Sent Twitter and Facebook Into a Frenzy

Joaquin Phoenix was also discussed heavily on both platforms

The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony was held at the Beverly Hilton. gregobagel/iStock
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The opening monologue by Ricky Gervais sparked the most activity on Twitter and Facebook during the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards broadcast on NBC Sunday night.

Facebook said the five most-talked-about moments on its platform during the event were:

  1. Gervais’ opening monologue
  2. Joaquin Phoenix winning best actor in a motion picture drama for Joker
  3. Brad Pitt winning best supporting actor in a motion picture for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  4. Patricia Arquette’s speech after winning best supporting actress in a television series for her role as Dee Dee Blanchard in The Act
  5. Michelle Williams’ acceptance speech after winning best actress in a miniseries or TV film for portraying Gwen Verdon in Fosse/Verdon
  6. Jason Momoa’s black tank top

Twitter said the most-tweeted-about celebrities Sunday night were:

  1. Gervais
  2. Phoenix
  3. Tom Hanks
  4. Pitt
  5. Beyoncé

The night’s most-tweeted-about TV shows were:

  1. Chernobyl
  2. Fleabag
  3. Succession

The most-tweeted-about movies during the Golden Globes were:

  1. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  2. Parasite
  3. Joker

And the most-tweeted-about celebrities on the red carpet were:

  1. Taylor Swift
  2. Jennifer Aniston
  3. Phoenix
  4. Ana de Armas
  5. Adam Driver

Speaking of the red carpet, The HFPA Presents: Globes Red Carpet Live was livestreamed exclusively on Facebook Watch, the social network’s hub for videos from publishers.


david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
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