The Golden Globes has given us some very memorable Latino moments in the past. Who can forget when they confused America Ferrera for Gina Rodriguez? Well, the 2017 Golden Globes was able to give us a couple more memorable Latino moments and this time none of them came from cringeworthy gaffes.
Ryan Gosling totally gave his wife Eva Mendes all the glory for his win as Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017
“While I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer,” Gosling said during his speech. “If she hadn’t have taken all that on so that I could have this experience, there would surely be someone else up here other than me today. So sweetheart, thank you.”
This speech seriously had some Golden Globes viewers weak at the knees.
I just fell more in love with Ryan. How is that even possible. Beautiful speech, beautiful man❤ #GoldenGlobe
— Sunni (@Sunnimd) January 9, 2017
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Diego Luna didn’t hold back when he told the audience to be quiet en español.
I never knew how much I needed to hear diego luna shouting "¡silencio por favor!" pic.twitter.com/TmykXogpny
— stardust (@tolkienianjedi) January 9, 2017
“¡Silencio por favor!” That’s it. It took just three words to create a wonderful moment in Golden Globes history and in the Twitter-verse.
Latinos everywhere were like:
me: im not going to cry today
diego luna: silencio por favor
— a (@softsoIace) January 9, 2017
First, he does Star Wars with his Mexican accent and now he speaks Spanish while presenting at the Golden Globes? Be still, my heart.
Diego Luna and his bestie Gael García Bernal created some serious #squadgoals envy.
CREDIT: @shxrlocked / Twitter
That look in Bernal’s eye is one of total love and admiration. Make sure you find yourself a bestie that gives you the same look.
They even carpooled to the awards show together.
We wonder if they picked their outfits together, too.
Moonlight, a film that prominently displays an afro-Cuban story set in Miami, won Best Motion Picture – Drama.
— Variety (@Variety) January 9, 2017
Director Barry Jenkins talked to the press after winning the award and credited the success of the film to its fans. Jenkins also spoke about how the film, maybe because of the political climate, has served as a way for people to see themselves reflected in entertainment and reaffirm their belief that their stories matter.
Fellow Cubans were thrilled to see a story like Moonlight‘s make it to the top of the pile.
STANDING OVATION FOR MOONLIGHT
— Rubix Cuban???? (@Dologenius) January 9, 2017
But, the most memorable and poignant moment came from Meryl Streep, who dug into Donald Trump without once mentioning his name.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) January 9, 2017
“There was one performance this year that stunned me — it sank its hooks in my heart,” Streep told the audience, referring to the time Trump mocked a disabled reporter with whom he disagreed. “Not because it was good; there was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh, and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.”
Her moment gave Latino celebs in attendance life, according to Gina Rodriguez.
Meryl, you give me life. #GoldenGlobes
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) January 9, 2017
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Even Disney’s first Latina princess took the time to tweet a quote from Streep’s Golden Globes speech.
"Hollywood is crawling w foreigners. If you kick them all out, you'll have nothing to watch but football & mm arts which are NOT the Arts."
— Aimee Carrero Rock (@aimeecarrero) January 9, 2017
Well, if the princess agrees…