Meryl Streep and ‘Hidden Fences’ Dominated Golden Globes Twitter Chatter

An impassioned speech from one of Hollywood's biggest stars and a movie that doesn't even exist made Twitter crazy last night.

Meryl Streep at last night's Golden Globe Awards.
Meryl Streep at last night’s Golden Globe Awards. Twitter

The Golden Globes are always a mix of the ridiculous and the sublime, and the trend continued this year—last night’s three-hour telecast featured both stars hilariously flubbing film names and an impassioned political statement from one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. And as always, Twitter users couldn’t get enough of it.

The fun started even before the show began, when NBC News reporter Jenna Bush Hager interviewed Pharrell Williams on the red carpet. Williams was nominated for composing the score of the movie Hidden Figures, but Hager said “Hidden Fences” (Fences was another of last night’s nominated films). Michael Keaton made the same mistake while presenting an award during the actual show.

Twitter pounced, both making fun of Hager and Keaton and creating more movie mashups:

Hager apologized for her error on this morning’s Today show, though Keaton hasn’t commented further.

Meryl Streep took aim at President-elect Donald Trump -- without even mentioning his name -- during her Cecil B. DeMille Award speech. "When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose. We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call him on the carpet for every outrage." Streep said. She called on the audience to support the Committee to Project Journalists as Trump's administration approaches. During her acceptance speech, the star also called out Trump's remarks and mimicking of a disabled New York Times reporter earlier last year. Following the show, Trump responded by calling Streep a "Hillary lover" during his interview with the New York Times.

The Golden Globes moment that got people talking the most, however, was when Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement. Without mentioning President-elect Donald Trump by name, she talked about how much she was bothered by his imitation of disabled New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski.

“Disrespect invites disrespect; violence incites violence,” Streep said. “When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

She then praised journalists, specifically the Committee to Protect Journalists, for their work holding the powerful accountable around the globe.

Twitter users roundly praised Streep for this impassioned stand:

For his part, Trump tweeted this morning that Streep was “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” and “a Hillary flunky.”

Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father-in-law of Jared Kushner, the publisher of Observer Media.

Meryl Streep and ‘Hidden Fences’ Dominated Golden Globes Twitter Chatter