It's gauche to want an award too much in Hollywood, but Julianne Moore admitted backstage that events like the Golden Globes could be motivators.
After her win for actress in a drama for her portrayal in "Still Alice" of a woman diagnosed with early on-set
Clooney came ready to laugh
Before George Clooney collected his Cecil B. DeMille Award, Globes hosts
"I didn't even think that was a joke," Clooney said of their praise of Amal. "Tina and Amy kill me. I think that they're the best hosts of this show. Last year's 'Gravity' joke was the best. Tonight, I thought it was hysterical."
"Je Suis Charlie"
The show took on thorny contemporary events, with lines about the Sony cyber attack and
"I love the Je Suis Charlie stuff — or, Nous Sommes Charlie," "Theory of Everything" actress
Jones, who was seated next to her costar Eddie Redmayne and his new wife, smiled at their affection. "How cute are they?"
She stifled a yawn. Asked whether she'd be awake enough to make it to any parties, she said: "Oh, I'm gonna party my face off!"
Bring on the drinks!
While some celebrities engaged on political issues, others were content to glide through the evening unemcumbered.
"House of Cards" star
Overhearing the conversation,
For many performers, the Golden Globes are a chance to bump into colleagues they admire.
Comedian Louis CK hugged
"I watch everything you do," Hart replied.
After their lovefest concluded, CK praised the hosts' Cosby joke.
"Pretty funny," he said with a smile. "Great jokes from very funny people."
Then he spotted
"Baby!" Downey yelled.
Lorde and Lena
Lorde wandered over to
"You look sooo gorgeous," Dunham said, referring to the pop star by her real name, Ella. "Who are you sitting with? We'd really like to have you.
Smoking on the balcony
In the final moments before the show started, attendees smoked on a balcony overlooking the hotel pool, where
Reese Witherspoon ran past them all to the bar while complaining to her agent husband, Jim Toth, that the bottom of her dress was wet.
Inside the VIP lounge,
"Is that a caviar bar?" she asked, before a representative spooned three spoonfuls of Alverta President into her mouth from a $2,100 half-kilo tin.
"Weird but fun"
Patti Smith, whose song "Mercy Is" from "Noah" was nominated, slowly made her way down the red carpet, stopping to talk with pretty much anyone who asked.
"This is weird, but it's fun," Smith said, adding that she's a big film fan. "Yeah, there's a lot of screaming going on, but really, we look at this as energy."
Smith said she used to watch the Golden Globes every year on TV with her late mother.
"I remember when it was in black and white! My mom would love this. I'm here tonight for my mother."