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What are some notable moments from the Golden Globes over the years?

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One notable Golden Globes moment happened in 1998, when Michael J. Fox announced Christine Lahti as the winner of Best Actress in a TV Drama while Lahti was in the bathroom. Another notable moment occurred in 1980, when Bette Midler compared her two Golden Globe statues to her breasts.

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Another notable moment occurred in 1998 when Ving Rhames won Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for "Don King: Only in America." Tearful on stage, Rhames handed his Golden Globe over to fellow nominee Jack Lemmon, who said the gesture was "one of the nicest, sweetest moments" he'd ever known. Jamie Foxx also gave a notable acceptance speech in 2005 when he won Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for "Ray," leading the audience in a call-and-response sing-along to Ray Charles' "What'd I Say."

Other notable Golden Globes moments were provided by the hosts of the show. During the first-ever telecast of the awards in 1958, Rat Pack members Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. stormed onto the stage holding whiskeys to hijack the show. Ricky Gervais provided many notable moments when he hosted in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The British comedian took aim at everyone from Mel Gibson to Salma Hayek and Robert Downey Jr. to Charlie Sheen, and his insulting comments caused controversy.

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