One of the perks of the Golden Globes 2021 (opens in new tab) ceremony being mostly virtual was that we got to take a peek into the home lives of many high-profile celebrities. Yes, that means we got to judge their couch choice or zoom in on the titles stacked on their bookshelves but, most importantly, it meant we got much-welcome glimpses at their furry companions. And if quarantine taught us anything, it's that pets make anything better.
As the award show (opens in new tab) went into commercials, several nominees used the breaks as opportunities to virtually show off their fur babies. Before the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama category was announced, actress Sarah Paulson gave her adorable rescue dog Winnie some airtime, to which Emma Corrin responded by lifting up her sweet Siamese cat, much to the delight of fellow nominees Laura Linney and Corrin's The Crown (opens in new tab) co-star Olivia Colman.
SARAH PAULSON AND OLIVIA COLMAN AND EMMA CORRIN WITH THE DOG AND CAT THIS IS SO CUTE WHAT THE pic.twitter.com/KwrcAUcjvkMarch 1, 2021
Later in the telecast, Jodie Foster prominently featured her own pup while accepting the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture. Along with her wife, Foster was cuddled up—in fancy pajamas, no less (mood!)—with a fluffy, bandana-sporting dog right in her lap.
Thank you Jodie Foster for normalizing wearing matching pajamas with your dog with your camera on during a Zoom call pic.twitter.com/PglFB3biTuMarch 1, 2021
Cute pets even made cameos during the awards pre-show. Regina King (opens in new tab), who was one of three female directors (opens in new tab) nominated in the Globes' film categories tonight, got hilariously video-bombed by her beloved pup during an interview.
Though King was literally luminous in a caped column gown from Louis Vuitton (embroidered with a whopping 40,000 sequins!) during an interview on E!'s pre-show broadcast, it was the actress's 15-year-old dog named Cornbread who stole the show, slowly but surely making his way into his dog bed behind her for a little snoozle.
MVP of the Golden Globes pre-show thus far is Regina King's dog pic.twitter.com/LH86mTnhD8March 1, 2021
Most of social media absolutely loved the inclusion of celebrity pets throughout the usual award show proceedings, with one Twitter user posting (opens in new tab): "Cancel the awards show and just show celebrities playing with their pets on zoom #GoldenGlobes." Another agreed (opens in new tab): "All award shows should be done remotely so we can continue to see celebrities' pets. Currently in love with Sarah Paulson's pupper."
Mario Lopez, however, used his social media channels to point out the realities of celebrating this year's Golden Globes alongside your pet. The Access Hollywood co-host posted an Instagram with Brad Pitt from the 2020 ceremony with the caption: "Last year at the Golden Globes with Brad Pitt on the red carpet. This year I'm home with my kids cleaning up dog crap on my carpet." He hilariously finished off the post with the captions #FromBradPittToDogShit and #WhatADifferenceAYearMakes.
The things we do for puppy love!
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