Insider – The comedian Ricky Gervais kicked off the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday evening with a string of pointed jokes in his opening monologue. Among the seated Hollywood A-listers inside the Beverly Hilton hotel ballroom in Beverly Hills, California, was Tom Hanks and his reactions to the monologue quickly became the most meme-able part of the night.
The first of several Hanks reactions came after Gervais made a joke about the actress Felicity Huffman, saying he rode to the awards ceremony in a car with a license plate probably made by the actress (who recently served two weeks in prison for her role in the college-admissions scandal).
As Gervais’ monologue continued, his jokes were made more directly at the Hollywood stars, writers, and directors in the room. The camera cut to Hanks again several more times, spawning even more reaction shots circulating online.