You may have noticed during this past Sunday’s Golden Globes that Christian Slater acknowledged Harrison Ford in the audience.
The two have never appeared in a film or television series before, but the fanboy in Slater couldn’t resist a little moment of geek-out prior to accepting his award for Mr. Robot.
As obviously criminal as it is that Christian Slater has never before this year been even nominated for a Golden Globe, it’s come-to-think-of-it crazy Harrison Ford hasn’t previously paired with the actor.
Let’s get on that, Lucasfilm.
That said, here are some cool connections from the Globe ceremony that brought more smiles than that annual “reunions” issue Entertainment Weekly pastes together…
Both took home awards for their performances in major feature films, putting them in the powerful A list air of the room. Here’s an adorable moment televised. Watch how excited Jane Fonda is at the end of the loop…
Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer
Cutest couple of the night, JLaw and ASchu were not only presenters and table neighbors. They’re currently working together on a screenplay. I expected Amy to reconnect, present or sit with winner Brie Larson (her on-screen sister in Trainwreck), but now I can’t wait for JLaw and ASchu to steal all future show hosting duties from Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Ridley Scott and a lot of people in the room:
Last year’s Exodus: Gods and Kings didn’t pan out for Big Short nominee Christian Bale and Martian winner Ridley Scott. But as Ridley Scott awkwardly explained in his acceptance speech, “I’ve made some bombs.” Okay, I’m paraphrasing, but something like that. Other high profile nominees and winners in past Scott-helmed movies last night: Michael Fassbender and Idris Elba (Prometheus), Denzel Washington (American Gangster), Leonardo DiCaprio (Body of Lies), Cate Blanchett and Oscar Isaac (Robin Hood), and Brad Pitt (The Counselor).
Quentin Tarantino and Harvey Weinstein
The Hateful Eight cost The Weinstein Company more money than it should have, and was released in theaters at a time it probably shouldn’t have, but there’s certainly no bad blood between Tarantino and Weinstein. Having accepted the award for Best Score on behalf of Ennio Morricone, Tarantino was the most likely to go into overtime on a speech, but imagine the awesome conversation between these two to come. They should have filmed Weinstein and Tarantino at the after-party calling/waking Morricone up with the news via Skype.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum
Early on-screen presenters, the Jump Street duo probably won’t be making any films with Jane Fonda in the near future. Despite awkward things on both of their heads, it’s never a bad time to unite Tatum and Hill.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin
I know they’re on the same show together, but they were also in separate movies this awards season getting acclaim (Youth and Grandma) and that’s completely awesome. What a way to make a living. Also, they’re looking pretty fabulous for their age.
Patricia Arquette and Christian Slater
|Reunited at a December 2015 True Romance live-reading|
Biggest missed opportunity of the night, in my opinion, was not getting these two True Romance legends up on stage to present together. But then again, the telecast almost cut short Ridley Scott’s dedication to that film’s director – his late brother Tony. Maybe next year?