Golden Globes

From the gowns to the gossip, WHO gets up close and per­sonal with the big­gest names in film and tele­vi­sion

WHO - - In This Issue - By Lau­ren Irvine and Jenny Cooney Car­rillo

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.

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