From the gowns to the gossip, WHO gets up close and personal with the biggest names in film and television
Hollywood’s finest made their way down the red carpet at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and posed for the paparazzi on Jan. 6 at the 76th Golden Globe Awards. Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh and Brooklyn Nine Nine’s Andy Samberg hosted the prestigious event, which marked a milestone moment in the industry, as Oh became the first person of Asian background to front the annual awards. “I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change,” Oh said during her opening speech.
The focus on this year’s awards was addressing the issue of gender inequality,
which many winners took upon themselves to make the first step towards on the night. “I’m going to make sure that everything I produce [includes a staff of] 50 per cent women,” Regina King said as she accepted an award for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk. “I challenge anyone out there who is in a position of power – to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”
Homegrown Aussie actress Isla Fisher and husband Sacha Baron Cohen were thrilled to be seated on a table with presenter Anne Hathaway and award nominees Ben Stiller and Jim Carrey. “When we first moved to LA, Ben Stiller was one of our first friends,” Fisher told WHO exclusively. “Sacha is also close to Jim Carrey, so we felt like we had the best table in the pit. And Annie [Hathaway, who appeared with Baron Cohen in Les Misérables]
was trying to get Sacha to sing Les Mis songs all night but he wasn’t drunk enough!”
Golden Globes veteran Gina Rodriguez came prepared for the long drink queues, sneaking in a flask disguised as a bracelet. “Don’t tell everyone or they’ll all be wanting one at the next event,” she shushed.
While some stars were lapping up the free booze, close friends and nominees Debra Messing and Connie Britton were spotted during the show looking for snacks. As she eyed off the Lindt chocolate bar next to the coffee stand, Britton joked: “We’ll be on a diet of chocolate and coffee all night.”
Some stars got special treatment and were escorted into the green room to use two small bathrooms and avoid the lines to the main toilets. At one point, Nicole Kidman and Lady Gaga were in the
bathrooms at the same time before handlers helped Kidman back into her Spanx and Gaga out of – and back into – her oversized, intricately puttogether gown.
While Twitter fans couldn’t contain themselves as the “Fiji Water Girl” who photobombed A-listers’ photos went viral, plenty of drama was unfolding, including the misheard comment by This Is Us actress Chrissy Metz referring to GLOW’S Alison Brie as “such a bitch.” The pair were quick to shut the situation down: “Nothing but love for Chrissy, rumours can’t keep us down,” Brie wrote on a photo of the two on the red carpet. Metz added, “I adore Alison and would never say a bad word about her, or anyone!”
But as the ceremony came to a conclusion to celebrate the best in film and television, the real party was just beginning.