The unthinkable happened: Taylor Swift made a very surprise appearance at the Golden Globes to present two awards on stage, including Best Song to Lady Gaga and A Star Is Born for “Shallow.” Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn is also at the Golden Globes tonight, although he and Swift did not walk the carpet together. Swift wore a black dress tonight with her hair up for the occasion:
While Swift has attended the after parties of Alwyn’s movie premieres in the past, she has never been to such a high-profile event for him. And even at the premieres, she’s never walked the carpet. Still, this is a big night for Alwyn, which may be part of why Swift came to the show. His film The Favourite has five nominations, including a full cast nomination for Best Movie – Musical or Comedy. Swift hasn’t been to the Globes recently although she did attend InStyle‘s after party for the award show in 2015 with her squad, including Lorde and Jaime King.
The singer took the stage alongside her Cats costar Idris Elba to present the awards for Best Original Score, which went to First Man’s Justin Hurwitz, and Best Original Song, which went to A Star Is Born’s “Shallow.” Yes, that means Taylor Swift gave an award to Lady Gaga.
Before being spotted on the broadcast, Swift had been seen being escorted backstage with apparently no regard for the presence of the stars of the newly anointed Golden Globe Best TV Drama, The Americans.
The Swift appearance comes after she recorded a special video for The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss, which was played for the Golden Globes nominee during Sunday’s red carpet.
“Hey, it’s Taylor,” Swift said in the video. “I simply needed to do this video as a yell out to Elisabeth and state thank you so much for saying in an interview that you listen to my music when you’re shooting Handmaid’s Tale since I’m a gigantic fan, I’m fixated on the show.”
Swift is also dating actor Joe Alwyn, who costars in the Globe-nominated film The Favourite.
Swifties got their unexpected fix of the icon during E!’s Live From the Red Carpet at the 2019 Golden Globes when she shocked The Handmaid’s Tale star with a video message. But it turns out, Swift was actually at the ceremony and made her entrance in a big way.
Though she chose not to walk the red carpet with her beau Joe Alwyn, Swift was a surprise presenter during Sunday’s show, Swift took the stage with Idris Elba to present the honors for Best Original Score and Best Original Song.
“Hi, Taylor,” Elba said. “Looking good there.”
Her response? “Thanks!”
Swift’s British beau Joe Alwyn was expected to attend the ceremony to support his film The Favourite, which was nominated for several awards, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
And while Swift didn’t pose with him on the red carpet, she was spotted backstage in the green room, with Will & Grace star Megan Mullaly breaking the news on her Instagram Stories before she took the stage later on.
In a sneaky snap of the pop star, Mullaly wrote “oops” and used the hashtag #greenroomhighlights.
This isn’t the first time Swift, 29, has quietly stepped out to support Alwyn, 27, and The Favourite.
Swift and Alwyn have kept their romance very private, with the British actor hesitant to talk about his girlfriend of over one-year in interviews.
“I’m mindful individuals need to think about that side of things,” Alwyn told British VoguBritish Vogue last year, in what marked his first public comments about his relationship with Swift.
“I think we have been effectively extremely private and that has now soaked in for individuals,” he said. “But I really prefer to talk about work.”
And in December, he also side-stepped a question about their relationship in an interview with Esquire.
“I didn’t seek out advice on that,” the Mary, Queen of Scots told the magazine. “Because I know what I feel about it. I think there’s a very clear line as to what somebody should share, or feel like they have to share, and what they don’t want to and shouldn’t have to.”
Tune in to the Golden Globes telecast at 8 p.m. on NBC. Afterwards, head to E! for the Busy Tonight Live: Golden Globes After Party special at 11 p.m.! And for a recap of everything 2019 Golden Globes, watch E! News Monday at 7 p.m.!
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