Golden Globes 2021: The most memorable moments, from cute kids to Daniel Kaluuya's muted Zoom

This year, the awards ceremony certainly did not go off without a hitch ...

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TheGolden Globes took place in the US on Sunday evening, recognising stars in the world of film and television.

It was one of the first award ceremonies to take a hybrid event approach, with presenters at the venue and nominees at home. Taking the cameras into the stars' personal spaces, it turns out, gives the opportunity for more memorable moments than a classic theatre or ballroom.

Click through the gallery above to see the list of 2021 Golden Globes winners. 

Here, we spotlight some of the cutest, funniest and most shocking moments of the night, from Daniel Kaluuya's technical mishap and Jason Sudeikis's very casual style to Lee Isaac Chung's adorable daughter celebrating Minari's win.

1. 'You're on mute, Daniel Kaluuya' 

Many of us have been working on Zoom or Teams calls for the past year, but somehow there is always one person who starts chatting away while they're still on mute.

Well, if you think of the 2021 Golden Globes as one big high-production video conference meeting, that person was Daniel Kaluuya when he accepted his award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture.

The British actor won for Judas and the Black Messiah and his award was presented virtually by Laura Dern. However, for about 15 seconds, a muted Kaluuya chatted away, presumably starting to thank family and friends, cast and crew.

Eventually, it cut back to an awkward Dern who put the mishap down to a "bad connection" and congratulated Kaluuya. But then the actor did get his time to shine.

"You're doing me dirty," Kaluuya repeated while laughing, when he was unmuted. "Is this on?" He then uttered the immortal: "Can you hear me now?" From there, he had little more than two minutes to give all of his necessary thank yous.

2. Lee Isaac Chung's daughter jumps into his arms after 'Minari' win

Gal Gadot presented the Best Picture – Foreign Language award, which went to the acclaimed Minari. In potentially the cutest award ceremony moment in living history, director Lee Isaac Chung's daughter, 7, jumped into her father's arms when the film was announced as winner, saying: "I prayed! I prayed! I prayed!"

Lee Isaac Chung, winner of Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language for "Minari," and his daughter are seen in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 28, 2021. NBC Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Chung thanked the cast and crew of the film, as well as his wife, who he said was hiding off camera, as well as "this one here", indicating his daughter who was still holding on tight.

"She's the reason I made this film," he said. "I just want to say that Minari is about a family. It's a family trying to learn how to speak a language of its own. It goes deeper than any American language and any foreign language. It's a language of the heart, and I'm trying to learn it myself and to pass it on, and I hope we'll all learn how to speak this language of love to each other, especially this year. God bless you all, and thank you."

3. Sacha Baron Cohen's inspired 'Hair Dye Another Day' Rudy Giuliani gag

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm won Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical and star Sacha Baron Cohen accepted the award with his wife, Isla Fisher, sat beside him. To begin his speech, Baron Cohen thanked the "all-white" Hollywood Foreign Press Association, with an eye-roll.

"This movie couldn't have been possible without my co-star, a fresh new talent who came from nowhere and turned out to be a comedy genius," he said. "What's this, is Baron Cohen being sincere in thanking newcomer Maria Bakalova? No."

The comic then continued, "I am talking, of course, about Rudy Giuliani," which got a laugh out of Fisher.

"Our movie was just the beginning for him, Rudy went on to star in a string of comedy films; hits like Four Seasons Landscaping, Hair Dye Another Day and the courtroom drama, A Very Public Fart."

Of course, Bakalova got her thanks from Baron Cohen in due course, as did Fisher, who he thanked for "putting up with all [of his] madness".

4. La'Ron Hines interviewing children: 'Chadwick Boseman is the good guy'

Another major injection of cute came via TikTok star La'Ron Hines, who often goes viral for his adorable interviews with children. Using the same format for the Globes, Hines quizzed a group of kids on what they knew about the awards ceremony.

"What do people do at awards shows?" Hines asked a little girl, who responded: "Sit on the couch and brush their teeth."

An aww-inducing moment came when he asked, "Who is Chadwick Boseman?", to which a little boy responded, "Chadwick Boseman is the good guy", after a chorus of "the Black Panther" replies from other kids.

5. Stars call out the HPFA 

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The recent revelation that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has no black journalists among its 90 members was not only referenced by Baron Cohen on the night.

This is Us star Sterling K Brown was on stage with on-screen wife, Susan Kelechi Watson, and began his introduction: "It is great to be black, back, at the Golden Globes."

Presenters Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the show by calling upon the HFPA to address its diversity problem. During their monologue, Fey referred to the group as "90 international, no-black journalists", calling them "European weirdos".

6. A rambling, tie-dyed Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis, winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "Ted Lasso," holds a plant in this handout screen grab from the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., February 28, 2021. NBC Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Jason Sudeikis accepted his Best Actor in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy award from London in the middle of the night – the ceremony kicked off at 1am in the UK – so he was understandably blurry-eyed. Wearing a tie-dye hoodie, the Ted Lasso actor didn't seem prepared to win, and repeated "it's nuts" a few times.

Ramy Youssef, who was also nominated for the award, looked bemused throughout, particularly when Sudeikis referenced Russian writer Leo Tolstoy in his speech.

He rambled on for the best part of a minute until fellow nominee Don Cheadle indicated for him to wrap it up, much to the amusement of all of the actors on screen.

"Don's right, I've got to wrap this puppy up," Sudeikis laughed, "It's never been my forte."