Awards season is kicking off this week, with the one-two punch of the People’s Choice Awards and the Golden Globes, and we are giddy with anticipation. And no, not to see our favorite movies and TV shows collect some hardware as their stars and creators thank their agents — c’mon, you know us better than that. We watch for those magical unscripted moments that happen thanks to someone pre-partying a little too hard, or, in the case of the Globes, hitting that free bubbly at the tables (Glenn Close GIF, we love you forever). It’s a magical thing that happens to stars big (Liz Taylor!) and small (aw, Lil Mama), at all kinds of kudosfests. Here we’re counting down our 10 favoritesssst munk droments:
10. Meryl Streep Thinks Of England, 2012 Golden Globe Awards
After winning Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for The Iron Lady, the revered thespian — who’s won a few of these things before — appeared extremely flustered onstage. “Oh, shhhhhhhh…. Oh, my glasses,” she said, and attempted to give her speech by memory. She was still awesome and gracious, of course, but also even more lovable for her slightly tipsy appearance.
9. Queen Latifah Rescues Renee Zellweger, 2013 Oscars
For last year’s musical-themed show, the cast of Chicago reunited to present the award for Best Original Score. Visibly swaying on her feet, Renee seemed confused when Richard Gere held up the envelope for her to read the winner, but Queen Latifah swiftly jumped in. Phew! It made us think back fondly to the time Zellweger almost missed getting her Golden Globe in 2001 ’cause she was in the bathroom.