Asked about the comment backstage, Bale said, “Ryan had had me saying I owed him a free movie, I had to get paid nothing to do a movie for him on the next one, so he said if I thanked him personally he’d let me off and actually pay me for the next movie we do. So that was the payoff.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
“The thing about the red carpet is how fast you go,” says “NCIS: Los Angeles” star LL Cool J. When you’re hot, you’re hot, when you’re not, you’re not. And when you’re not, you move fast. Just get inside.” (Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
This year, Claire Danesplans to lose a few pounds. Oh, also: ""It’s always good to return phone calls, return e-mails. I’m not great at that. Just to be a better person, a better friend. To be more present.”
Stars. They’re just like us. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Sure, Temple Grandin was glad that Claire Danes won for playing, well, her, but she was more excited about Colin Firth’s win for film actor in a drama, saying, “I was really, really glad to see ‘The King’s Speech’ win [ Colin Firth for actor in a drama film] because I felt he did a great job of showing the problems us stutterers have. And the food here is good.” (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Actor Christian Bale is known for his rather serious roles, so some people might have been surprised to see him in such high spirits at the Golden Globes. Not Christopher Nolan. The director, who was nominated this year for “Inception,” works with Bale in the “Batman” films and knows another side of him.
“Go back and watch ‘American Psycho’ and you see it, there’s a lot of humor there,” says Nolan, pictured here with his wife Emma Thomas. “I went back and watched that film before I cast him [as Batman] and I was surprised at how much humor there was behind the performance. Now it’s very dark humor, of course, but you do see it.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Does “The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons choreograph those crazy dance moves before filming?
“I tend to be an awkward mover in real life, as I have my hand on my head like that,” he says backstage after accepting the TV comedy actor award. “Who does that? From a very young age, I have been a pacer and a memorizer, but for this show ,a lot is really created in the moment and during rehearsal and sometimes in performance.” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
“I feel the movie was about the love of this family, and it would be very difficult to see that and take that in and have that incredibly fearful anger that ... is preventing adoptions, marriages,” says “Kids Are All Right” producer Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, speaking on the socially conscious aspects of the film. “That’s not what this country is about.”
Photo: The cast and crew of “The Kids Are All Right,” pose with the award they won for motion picture comedy or musical at the Golden Globes.(Matt J. Terrill / Associated Press)
Before the ceremony, Amber Riley (“Glee”) chatted up Gabourey Sidibe (“The Big C”) as Riley’s “Glee” costar Jenna Ushkowitz congratulated 14-year-old Hailee Steinfeld on the continuing success of her first film, “True Grit,” as Steinfeld sat at a nearby table. Ushkowitz called Steinfeld’s performance in the Coen brothers’ film “epic” and offered this bit of advice about the big night: “Take it all in -- it’s not as stuffy as the other ones -- and have fun!” (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Katey Sagal won for lead actress in a TV drama for her role in “Sons of Anarchy,” and already someone’s thinking about bigger projects. Sagal was taken aback when a reporter in the press room told her she had “kind of a Sarah Palin thing going on.”
“Really?” she said. “Sarah Palin?”
“Yes,” said the reporter. “Do you see yourself playing Sarah Palin anytime in the future?”
Meanwhile, husband and show creator Kurt Sutter couldn’t wait to rush backstage to congratulate his wife, but not before telling the Los Angeles Times, “I’m over the moon! I’m so very happy for my darling. And I’m shocked! This is just amazing.” (Mike Nelson / EPA)
In the press room, newly minted supporting actor in a TV series winner Chris Colfer was asked what his plans were for the rest of the night. Was he going to any parties?
“I don’t have any invites, but hopefully this will get me in,” he said holding up his award in disbelief. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)