He was noticeably absent from her side on the red carpet.
But Jennifer Lopez was reunited with her husband Ben Affleck as they packed on the PDA at the 2024 Golden Globes on Sunday.
The actress, 54, stunned in a dusky pale pink gown as she shared a kiss with the Hollywood star at the glitzy ceremony after enduring an awkward question about her marriage.
As she arrived for the ceremony, Jennifer appeared to be working the red carpet predominantly by herself, as one of the most viral moments occurred when she was asked how she knows if this will be her ‘last’ marriage.
When she was asked how she knows that ‘this is it,’ she responded to a reporter from Variety: ‘Because when they say, ‘You know,’ you know.’
Jennifer Lopez packed on the PDA with her husband Ben Affleck after he skpped the red carpet at the 2024 Golden Globe Awardson Sunday
The actress stunned in a dusky pale pink gown as she shared a kiss with the Hollywood star at the glitzy ceremony
J-Lo cosied up to her dapper husband at the awards after enduring an awkward question about her marriage on the red carpet
“And other times when you didn’t know… you also didn’t know,” she then said with a laugh, adding: ‘I think you always go in with the best of intentions every single time that you ever leap into anything.’
Fans flocked to social media to express their surprise and also discontent that she was asked that ‘awkward’ question.
‘It’s such a mess,’ one social media user wrote. ‘The host Marc just kinda shamed JLo about her multiple marriages lol he asked how she knows if this current one to Ben is gonna last’.
‘HE DID NOT JUST ASK JLO THAT OMG,’ another wrote.
Others tweeted about how the red carpet show was ‘so so cringe’ and called it ‘garbage’.
Another said it was ‘so inappropriate’ and ‘hella cringe’ to ask her ‘how she knows this is her last marriage while she’s there supporting her husband’.
While posing on the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, she carried a pink, crystal-covered clutch to go with her dress with a dramatic sweeping train.
Lopez and Affleck sat at a table alongside Matt Damon and his spouse, Luciana Barroso, at the luxe event.
One of the most viral moments of the evening occurred when she was asked how she knows if this will be her ‘last’ marriage
Lopez and Affleck sat at a table alongside Matt Damon and his spouse, Luciana Barroso, at the luxe event
Fans flocked to social media to express their surprise and also discontent that she was asked that ‘awkward’ question
Fans said it was ‘so inappropriate’ and ‘hella cringe’ to ask her ‘how she knows this is her last marriage while she’s there supporting her husband’
The childhood friends Affleck and Damon – who won an Oscar in 1998 for writing Good Will Hunting – are coming off their collaboration on the 2023 film Air.
Emma Stone triumphed as she earned Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Poor Things and also led the film to top honor Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 81st Golden Globes on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Succession nearly swept the board, Oppenheimer also won big, and Barbie beat out Taylor Swift in a new category at the celebrity-filled awards bash.
Stone, 35, first received a standing ovation as she won over Alma Pöysti – Fallen Leaves, Fantasia Barrino – The Color Purple (2023), Jennifer Lawrence – No Hard Feelings, Margot Robbie – Barbie, and Natalie Portman – May December.
Emma was gracious as she hit the stage and even thanked her husband Dave McCrary first as she said: ‘Thank you. Oh, boy. Thank you very much. This is amazing. Thank you. Dave, I have to start with you really quickly. I love you so much. Thank you for everything.’
She went on to thank her co-stars in the film Willem Dafoe, Mark Ruffalo, and Ramy Youssef.
Emma said: ‘Willem, Mark, Ramy, he made every day a joy and so did our credible cast oh, my god, there’s only 18 seconds left. The crew, incredible. Tony, this is our third time working together. Tony [McNamara], our writer. I love getting to say this dialogue, and I love getting to horrify you with my Australian accent. You’re the best, Tony. [Australian accent] I’m working on it all the time.
‘Yorgos, I don’t know what I could say to you that I haven’t set already, that I will forever be grateful that we met, forever. And playing Bella was unbelievable.’
As the genre of the film was questioned, Emma gave her answer to what she believed it to be in her speech.
She continued: ‘I think this is a rom-com. I see this as a rom-com, but in the sense that Bella falls in love with life itself, rather than a person, and she accepts the good and the bad in equal measure, and that really made me look at life differently.
‘Not all of it counts, and all of it is important. She has stayed with me deeply. So this means the world to me. Thank you so much, and, okay, bye. Thank you.’
In Poor Things she portrays Bella Baxter/Victoria Blessington who is a woman brought back to life by the brilliant and unorthodox scientist, Dr. Godwin Baxter (played by Willem Dafoe).
The film later earned top honor Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy beating out Air, American Fiction, Barbie, The Holdovers, and May December.
Barbie won in a new category as the blockbuster film triumphed in Cinematic and Box Office Achievement.
It won out over Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, John Wick: Chapter 4, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, Oppenheimer, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
Margot Robbie accepted the honor on behalf of the cast and crew as she said: ‘Thank you. We would like to dedicate this to every single person on the planet who dressed up and went to the greatest place on Earth, the movie theaters. Thank you, and thank you to everybody, all the Barbies and Kens in front of and behind the screen.
‘It was the greatest most joyful show of craftsmanship and passion I’ve ever seen. And on behalf of Tom and David and Robbie and I, we want to thank the brave individuals at Warner and Mattel for taking an extraordinary risk in literally inventing numbers to justify green lighting this, and then standing by at every step of the way.
‘Thank you to Noah Baumbach for showing his inner Barbie girl. Thank you to Ryan gosling for going full beach. And America Ferrera for showing her soul. ‘
Margot concluded her speech by thanking the award show for creating the new category which recognizes a film with ‘a box office receipt total/gross of $150 million, of which $100 million must come from the U.S. domestic box office, and/or obtain commensurate digital streaming viewership recognized by trusted industry sources’ according to the Golden Globes.
She said: ‘Last but not least, thank you so much to the Golden Globes for creating an award that celebrates movie fans. This is a movie about Barbie, but it’s also a movie about humans. We made it — it’s about you. We made it for you, and we made it with love. Thank you for loving it back.’
The fantasy comedy features Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken as they embark on a journey of self-discovery following an existential crisis.
Oppenheimer was among the biggest winners of the night as the film earned Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director for Christopher Nolan, and two coveted acting awards for leading man Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr.
The film beat out Anatomy of a Fall, Killers Of The Flower Moon, Maestro, Past Lives, and The Zone of Interest to earn the top prize of the night.
Oppenheimer is the story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.
Earlier in the night leading man Cillian Murphy won Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his titular role.
He beat out a very impressive field including: Andrew Scott – All of Us Strangers, Barry Keoghan – Saltburn, Bradley Cooper – Maestro, Colman Domingo – Rustin, and Leonardo DiCaprio – Killers of the Flower Moon.
Cillian began his acceptance speech with a very important question as he said: ‘Oh, boy. First question, do I have lipstick all over my nose? I’m just going to leave it.’
He started out his speech with praise for the director Christopher Nolan whom he has worked with a few times previously including Batman Begins, Dunkirk, and Inception.
The Irish actor continued: ‘I knew the first time I walked on a Christopher Nolan set that it was different. I could tell by the level of rigor, the level of focus, the level of dedication, the complete lack of any seating options for actors. [Laughter] That I was in the hands of the visionary director and master. I want to thank Chris and Emma for having the faith in me for 20 years. Thanks so much. One of the most beautiful and vulnerable things about being an actor is that you can’t do it on your own, really. ‘
Robert Downey Jr. took home the second win of the night in the Male Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture category for Oppenheimer.
The 58-year-old actor began his acceptance speech with a joke at the podium as he said: ‘Yeah, yeah. I took a beta blocker, so this is going to be a breeze.’
‘A sweeping story about the ethical dilemma of nuclear weapons grosses $1 billion. Does that track? No. Unless, and but, because, universal went all in on Christopher Nolan to direct Cillian Murphy, with Emma Thomas producing, with Emily and Florence and this cast and crew, and helped them render a goddamn masterpiece. See, that’s not such a leap.
‘Dozens of folks have come up to me since the summertime saying that I was “An recognizably subtle” as Lewis Strauss. To my fellow nominees, let’s not pretend this is a compliment. This is a first time, it’s more of a most improved player thing.
‘For my dueling career counsels, they had the gall to say I needed to restart my career. It is self improving agents right. Speaking of motivators, my primary caregiver right there, Susan Downey, she has literally made an art out of extracting me from my comfort Zones, that I need to feel safe! But she’s easy on the eyes, so whatevs.
Downey Jr. finished off his speech by making reference to the controversy surrounding the award show in recent years.
He concluded: ‘Lastly, golden globes journalists, thanks for changing your game, therefore changing your name. Salute.’
The A-lister triumphed over Charles Melton – May December, Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things, Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon, Ryan Gosling – Barbie, and Willem Dafoe – Poor Things.
In Oppenheimer, Downey Jr portrays Rear Admiral Lewis Strauss, a retired Naval officer and high-ranking member of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
Emma Stone triumphed as she earned Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Poor Things at the 81st Golden Globes on Sunday
Oppenheimer (Producer Emma Thomas is pictured left) and Succession (Showrunner Jesse Armstrong is pictured right) were also among the biggest winners of the night
Barbie beat out Taylor Swift in a new category Cinematic and Box Office Achievement as Margot Robbie accepted the honor
Christopher Nolan earned Best Director – Motion Picture for the epic film beating out Bradley Cooper – Maestro, Celine Song – Past Lives, Greta Gerwig – Barbie, and Martin Scorsese – Killers Of The Flower Moon.
Meanwhile Succession nearly swept the television drama categories including Best Television Series – Drama and individual honors for Sarah Snook, Matthew Macfadyen, and Kieren Culkin.
Matthew Macfadyen was the first person in the Succession cast to earn a Golden Globe on Sunday evening.
The 49-year-old British actor beat out two of his castmates on the highly-popular HBO series to win Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role on Television.
During his acceptance speech he said: ‘Thank you so much. Thank you so much. I just adored every second playing the weird and wonderful human grease stain that is Tom Wambsgans. Tom Wambsgans, CEO, I should say. God help us.
‘My love and thanks and admiration to Jesse Armstrong, as always. And to all Eric’s ordinary writers. I’m too scared to name them all, because I’ll forget someone and I want sleep. To Adam Mckay, Francie mazelike, HBO, wonderful directors and producers, and of course are gorgeous crew and cast who I miss very much. Thank you.’
This was Matthew’s first ever nomination and win at the Golden Globes as he was recognized for his work as Tom Wambsgans.
His character is the power hungry husband to Shiv Roy, who enjoys the power that comes with being married into the media mogul family, and runs conservative news network ATN.
Matthew beat out some familiar faces in castmates Alan Ruck and Alexander Skarsgård in addition to Billy Crudup – The Morning Show, Ebon Moss-Bachrach – The Bear, and James Marsden – Jury Duty.
Later on in the evening it was Kieran Culkin who earned Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series – Drama.