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Golden Globes 2020 as it happened: Winners, historic moments, moving speeches and more

Hollywood's second-biggest night came and went with tears, laughter, upsets and historic moments.

Hollywood's second-biggest night came and went with tears, laughter, upsets and historic moments. The boozy Golden Globe Awards was hosted for the fifth time by Ricky Gervais, who didn't waste any time pushing the envelope once again. See a full list of the winners and catch up on the night's biggest, silliest, most controversial moments below.

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That's a wrap!

Thanks for following along during the Globes! We are tired and all need to go see '1917' now. 

Catch up on the full list of winners and good night!

By popular opinion, the most memorable moments of the night — according to us

By popular opinion, here are the most memorable moments of the night, according to your exhausted live bloggers.

Nicole Acevedo: Awkwafina's win and Michelle Williams' speech

Anne Donahue: Brad Pitt calling Leonardo DiCaprio LDC, Cousin Greg's dance

Jennifer Pietrofere: Tom Hanks face in the beginning, Michelle Williams' speech

Anna Brand: All the love for Succession #cousingregforever

Daniel Arkin: Bong Joon Ho saying "Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films"

Olivia Roos: Kate McKinnon getting weepy, Tom Hanks getting weepy and Michelle Williams serving up some ripe truths

Benjamin Kesslen: Brian Cox kissing Kieran Culkin on the mouth and Renée Zellweger's big win

Ethan Sacks: Jennifer Anniston reading Russell Crowe's climate change message from Australia immediately after Gervais told the actors to shut up about politics

Jason Abbruzzese: Realizing that I'm still paying for Hulu

Renée Zellweger wins best actress in a motion picture drama

In a stunning blue dress, Renée Zellweger collected the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture drama for her portrayal of Judy Garland in "Judy." 

Though it was a stacked category, many correctly assumed the "Bridget Jones's Diary" actress was a surefire win against Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan, Charlize Theron and Cynthia Erivo. 

In her acceptance speech, Zellweger said it was a "blessing" to portray the iconic Garland. She discussed her extensive preparation for the role in past interviews, stating that she was determined to learn everything she could about the subject of the movie — from Garland's deep-voiced cadence and hunched posture to the way she moved her eyebrows. 

'1917' upsets 'The Irishman,' wins best drama film

"1917," the intense World War I drama from Sam Mendes, triumphed in the best drama film category — edging out Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" and the dark superhero tale "Joker."

"I really hope this means people will turn up and see it on the big screen," Mendes said in his acceptance speech. He previously won the best director prize.

Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor for 'Joker'

Joaquin Phoenix has won best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama, for his role in "Joker."

In an expletive-filled and roaming speech, Phoenix became emotional as he shouted out his partner Rooney Mara, commended the Hollywood Foreign Press for the vegan meal, lightly scolded his fellow actors for taking private jets to Palm Springs and said he isn't trying to "rock the boat."

Phoenix's titular role in "Joker" drew praise and concern, some calling it a complex and layered performance and others calling it fodder for incels

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is your winner for best comedy film

Quentin Tarantino's affectionate ode to the waning days of Hollywood's golden age triumphed in the best comedy film category.

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" is looking even more like a shoe-in for a best picture nomination at the Oscars.

Awkwafina makes Golden Globe history with best actress in a comedy win

Nora Lum, better known by her stage name Awkwafina, is the first actress of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy.

"If I fall upon hard times, I can sell this, so that's good," Awkwafina, who won for her portrayal of Billi Wang in "The Farewell," said before thanking Lulu Wang, the director and writer of the film. 

"You gave me this chance, the chance of a lifetime," Awkwafina said. "Just filming this story, being with you, is incredible." 

Awkwafina was born in New York City to a Chinese-American father, Wally, and a South Korean immigrant mother, Tia. The actress, who rose to fame in 2018 after she starred in the blockbuster hit "Crazy Rich Asians," dedicated the award to her father, grandmother and late mother. 

"I'd like to dedicate this award to my dad, Wally," she said. "I told you I'd get a job, dad." 

Taron Egerton just won a Golden Globe for playing Elton John ... and didn't hug Elton John

The good news is that Taron Egerton just won a Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy. The weird, potentially awkward news is that when Elton John stood up to hug him, Egerton didn't ... hug him back? Was this a slight? A mistake? A moment in which you answer, "Fine thanks, you?" when somebody just says, "Hi!" but with bodies and gestures instead of conversation?

I mean, he played Elton John. So etiquette dictates that if you win an award for said portrayal, you thank him for a) being a person you could play, and b) approving your casting as, well, him. Odds are, they're fine and this means nothing. But in my Golden Globe awards-addled brain, there is a feud coming. Based on what, I do not know. But I am ready to take both sides because each seem great and this doesn't affect me in any way.

Brad Pitt wins for 'Once Upon a Time,' pays tribute to fellow nominees

Brad Pitt just won his second Golden Globe for his performance as laconic stuntman Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

In his speech, Pitt recognized the work of his fellow nominees: Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Tom Hanks and Anthony Hopkins. He said that as a young actor getting his start, they were "like gods" to him.

He also paid homage to his co-star, "LDC" — Leonardo DiCaprio — and "Once Upon a Time" writer/director Tarantino, who earlier in the night won the best screenplay trophy.

Pitt last won a Globe for his supporting role in the science-fiction head-trip "12 Monkeys."

'Chernobyl' takes home the Globe for best limited series or TV movie

With the disaster's 34th anniversary coming this April, HBO/Sky Network's miniseries, "Chernobyl" earned the Golden Globe for best limited series or TV movie and lead actor Jared Harris made the acceptance speech that re-iterated the show's theme: the responsibility of truth.

Of course, if you haven't seen it yet, there's far more to it. "Chernobyl" is a tough watch. It's affecting and upsetting and it doesn't end with anything other than feeling totally consumed by the history and those responsible and what any of it means today. So don't say I didn't warn you: watch it, yes. But pace yourself if necessary and remember that the actors all speak in their British accents.

Catch up on all the winners.

Tom Hanks gets emotional... and gets everyone else emotional during Globes speech

Tom Hanks delivered a monologue that moved just about everybody to tears... including himself. 

The 63-year-old actor got emotional thanking wife Rita Wilson and his five children while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award, the Globes lifetime achievement honor.

"A man is blessed with family," he said while choking up. 

Then he spent the rest of the speech gushing over many of the other people in the room who helped him through his career, including Meryl Streep and Martin Scorsese. 

He also took time to talk about the less glamorous people who make the magic happen on a movie set, from the makeup artists to the focus pullers.

"It's those moments as an actor where everyone I've worked with has helped me get to that place, sometimes it's three in the morning and sometimes it's at 11 o'clock at night, where you have to somehow put it all together," Hanks said.

But there was, of course, some moment of vintage Hanks humor.

"How many people in this room have a clip package that includes 'The Love Boat?'" he quipped after the introduction montage that included his first on-screen credit on the '70s television TV show set aboard a cruise ship. 

In all, Hanks gave an ode to the sheer pleasure of making motion pictures. 

"I have checked the gate and the gate is good," Hanks closed, a reference to the way directors ask that the film image is clean, "and the gate is good." 

Tom Hanks arrives at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 5, 2020.Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP