Bill Murray Wins Internet's Unofficial Golden Globe for Best Virtual Background

Comedy legend Bill Murray appeared at the Golden Globes on Sunday night in the most Bill Murray Way possible—with a tropical background and a Hawaiian shirt to match. After he lost the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, the casually smirking star capped off his brief screen time by lifting a martini to the screen in a toast.

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The always colorful Bill Murray at the AT&T Every Shot Counts Charity Challenge on February 10, 2021 in Pebble Beach, California. Getty

The moment quickly lit up social media, with users sharing their appreciation for Murray's cool, laid-back demeanor. Twitter was quickly full of posts admiring the On the Rocks star's general vibe.

Watching the #GoldenGlobes mostly to be reminded what even came out this year to fill an award show. But Bill Murray wearing a colorful shirt lounging on the patio is the mood I aspire to attain for the rest of the year.

— Beth Hansen (@bhansen06) March 1, 2021

Be the Bill Murray you want to see in the zoom.#billmurray #GoldenGlobes #Healing #murrayaf #mood

— @e.g.scottwrites (@EGScottwrites) March 1, 2021

Speaking of On the Rocks—Murray was nominated for his role in the Sofia Coppola film, in which he plays an aging lothario. He ended up losing the award to Judas and the Black Messiah's Daniel Kaluuya, who had his own meme-worthy moment when his screen was apparently muted at the beginning of his acceptance speech. Presenter Laura Dern at first cut away from Kaluuya, before the screen returned to him with volume on.

"You did me dirty!" Kaluuya said once he was able to be heard.

And even though he lost, Murray appeared as unflappable as always. His grinning toast with a full martini in hand also had others recall his iconic role in Coppola's classic Lost in Translation, in which his character filmed a commercial for a Japanese whiskey.

Ver a Bill Murray de quilates.#GoldenGlobes #GoldenGlobesTNT

— Juan Carlos (@JCQQ1) March 1, 2021

Lost in Translation, incidentally, brought Murray his sole Golden Globe win. He took home the prize for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy in 2004 after earning six previous nominations without wins. His first nomination came in 1985, for Ghostbusters.

Bill Murray is GOALS #GoldenGlobes

— Pamela Maldonado (@pamelam35) March 1, 2021

Among the humorous responses to Murray's gleeful screen time is one tweet that reads, "Bill Murray is all of us after working from home for the past year." Another makes reference to his golf passion: "They probably did Best Supporting Actor first so Bill Murray can finish the back nine."

Bill Murray is all of us after working from home for the past year #goldenglobes #billmurray

— Rheanne Scott (@RheanneScott) March 1, 2021

Others went ahead and picked Murray as the winner of the night's "best dressed" award, even though his moment came during the very first award presentation.

Bill Murray's outfit for the Golden Globes: 10/10.

— Pierce Bello (@askmrbello) March 1, 2021

Murray could have a couple more chances for another Globe appearance next year. Two films that he's reportedly already completed are Ghostbusters: Afterlife, in which he'll reprise his iconic role as Dr. Peter Venkman, and The French Dispatch. The latter will reunite him with frequent collaborator Wes Anderson, who directed Murray in such acclaimed work as Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, among others.