Among those sporting necklines plunging lower than the Chinese stock market at tonight's Golden Globes are, from left, Jamie Alexander in Genny, Joanne Froggatt in Reem Acra, Heidi Klum, Olivia Wilde in Michael Kors, and Sophia Bush.
Host Ricky Gervais repeatedly jabbed at what he called the "worthless" awards and the crowd responded with knowing, if slightly uncomfortable, laughs.
Yet even amid the cynicism, tonight's Globes also showed off moments of genuine affection for some of the year's most ambitious movies and some of the industry's biggest and most durable stars, as Alejandro G. Iñárritu's brutal western "The Revenant" and Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure film "The Martian" earned top prizes and Sylvester Stallone drew a rousing standing ovation for his return to his signature role as Rocky Balboa in "Creed."
While Gervais delivered the kind of cringe-inducing zingers one would expect in Hollywood's booziest awards show, taking shots at everyone from Sean Penn to Caitlyn Jenner to Mel Gibson, the 73rd Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel nevertheless delivered quite a few surprises, demonstrating yet again that this awards season has been anything but predictable.
What exactly happens after the awards show? In addition to celebrities mingling, the Golden Globes after-parties this year include a Champagne vending machine and a chocolate mixology bar. Take a look inside the party scene.
To be sure, Leonardo DiCaprio thought Jonah Hill made for an excellent bear during the 73rd Golden Globes -- "That was amazing," he said. But the bear that audiences see in DiCaprio's much-talked-about scene from "The Revenant" was a beast of a different kind.
Asked by a reporter backstage about the process of making the gory assault scene, in which the bear savagely attacks DiCaprio, the actor said he wasn't supposed to talk in great detail about the process that he and "Revenent" director Alejandro G. Iñárritu used to complete the scene.
"Alejandro watched over 100 different bear attacks," DiCaprio, joined by Iñárritu, did offer.
In Danny Boyle’s “Steve Jobs,” Kate Winslet took everything in stride as Joanna Hoffman, Steve Jobs' Polish Armenian marketing matriarch at Apple. She navigated product launches, technological innovation and Jobs' erratic personality with a cool head. But in real life, backstage at the Golden Globes after accepting her award for supporting actress on Sunday, the British actress was far more emotional.
"I really am so shocked right now, so shocked," she said. "I never expected it, never, ever. Standing here I keep thinking this is not happening; I honestly, truthfully did not expect this at all -- and I am so thrilled."
You know, for many people, darkness is a bleak, empty space that’s vacant and void. But for me, it’s an expression of our pain and you can create something beautiful out of what makes you sad. That’s what I got to do here. It was so full of release, there was so much I had to say.
Lady Gaga on her Golden Globe-winning role as the blood-sucking owner of the mysterious Hotel Cortez.
For the "haters," who said "Empire" wasn't good because of how it centers homosexuality, Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson has a few choice words:
"That's nonsense and its fear," she said. "The numbers speak for themselves. We just ignore it. People are dealing with this. It's not a joke. That's why it's in the script. People are struggling with this."
Jennifer Lawrence isn't worried about a fallout with new pal Amy Schumer.
Lawrence and Schumer were both nominated for actress in a comedy for "Joy" and "Trainwreck," respectively. Lawrence ultimately won out. But everything is going to be A-OK in JLaw and ASchu-land, so our squad goals can remain in tact.
Like her sister, Amy Schumer is equally as baffled by the fuss over her new boyfriend. "Everyone's treating it like I've never had a boyfriend before," she said with a shrug from her table, which she's sharing with J-Law and Judd Apatow. "And after everything this year, like, that's what you're talking about? Okay."
During another break, two nominees shared a moment when Will Smith sauntered over to Jane Fonda to give her a hug.
"What an important movie," she told him, referring to "Concussion."