The Best Golden Globes Moments You Didn't See Last Night

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Sunday night’s 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards was full of headline-worthy events. The internet freaked out over Oscar Isaac’s win for his role in Show Me A Hero, unofficially naming him its new boyfriend. Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence sashayed their way onstage and into the hearts of their already lovestruck audiences. Ricky Gervais was a predictably controversial host.

But the hands-down best moments from the evening happened backstage in the press room. Here are the 10 best things I saw and heard from the 2016 Golden Globe winners.
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Kate Winslet Praised Girl Power

When she addressed the press after her win for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Winslet was noticeably still quite shocked that she won at all. Though, when asked about women in Hollywood, she was not surprised by the success they’ve had.


“I think women are doing such great work,” she told us. “There’s a lot of us out there still in the game.” She went on to praise other Golden Globe nominees Cate Blanchett and Helen Mirren, speaking to how they’ve enjoyed longevity in Hollywood. “It’s just incredibly exciting to have that array of skill, for all of us to be inspired by it, to be a part of that. It’s just wonderful. It really feels fantastic. There’s a real sense of girl power, I think, in this year in terms of performance. It’s just incredible to be a part of that.”
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Oscar Isaac Got Real About Diversity

Isaac and his beautiful beard made quite an impression on the internet Sunday night during the ceremony, but his speech on diversity in Hollywood is what should really grab everyone’s attention.

A journalist started to talk to Isaac about how his role in Star Wars: The Force Awakens proves the lack of diversity in Hollywood is “not happening anymore.” The actor wasn’t having that. “I wouldn’t say that,” he swiftly responded. “The guy from Star Wars is not Latino, that’s from a galaxy far, far away and a long time ago.” The press room laughed along with Isaac, but then he got more serious. “Look, it is still happening. There’s not a lot of us, and it is difficult for people that don't look like the status quo in this country to get great roles,” he said. He went on to say that things are getting a bit better, and that he felt “humbled and blessed” to be one of the few Latino actors with meaningful roles.
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Christian Slater Confirmed Rami Malek Is His Work Spouse

Slater won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Mr. Robot. But before he even fielded questions in the press room, he immediately began praising his co-star Rami Malek.

“Let me first just say, I am phenomenally grateful to Rami Malek,” he said. “It is like he's my wife...I forgot to thank the greatest acting partner that I have had to work with in my life. He’s a phenomenal leader and carried the show on his shoulders. I love Rami Malek, and I can’t wait to get back to work with him." We get it, Slater. We all have a
work wife.
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Jon Hamm Channeled His Inner Californians

First of all, you should know that Hamm gave his entire backstage interview in a straddle position. He was like an excited child the entire time, and when asked how he planned on celebrating his win, he decided to poke fun at the locals.

“I’m probably going to to go to the valley and hang out at Gerry’s, maybe go bowling,” he said, putting on a stereotypical Californian accent. “If anyone has a Ping-Pong table, I have been really into Ping-Pong lately, so maybe some Ping-Pong. And if all of that pans out, I’ll probably just walk up and down the street.”
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Jennifer Lawrence Seemed A Bit Annoyed

It started when Lawrence briefly lectured a journalist about living his life behind his phone when he mistakenly referred to the ceremony as the Oscars. “We are at the Golden Globes. If you put your phone down you would know that.”

Although then there was her answer to a question about how she and Amy Schumer were supposed to wear the same thing to the Globes. She admitted she blew it because she talked about it, and then felt it would be too “expected” if they actually went through with it. “We just wore our own thing, but I hope you were satisfied by our presentation. Seems like you weren’t. Next question.” In the final question of her time backstage, she responded quite succinctly about enjoying working with Édgar Ramirez. She ended by saying, “I feel like I am in court.”
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Sylvester Stallone Gave The Most Heartfelt Interview

Stallone took home his first-ever Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. The first question he got backstage was about his work in Creed and if the father-son scenario reminded him of losing his own son, who died of a heart disease in 2012. “That’s a very heavy question,” he began, taking a deep breath. “I think every time you can vent emotions that are real I think that is very helpful,” he said. “Most importantly I want to respect his memory. I think we did, so it was good.”

He also surprised journalists with a candid response to whether most new movies are more about commercial success and less about art. “I think art doesn’t have as many outlets,” he said. “If I wrote Rocky today, it most likely would not be made. If it did [get made], it would be on 25 screens.” He spoke about how artists have to sometimes sacrifice their creativity to satisfy studios’ bottom line.

When asked if Rocky Balboa will live forever, Stallone had a beautiful response. “He will not live on forever. He represents what life is all about. Unfortunately we don’t stay here permanently as a cycle. The greatest men in the world have died, not just Rocky Balboa, but really important men, great physicists, scientists, doctors, heroes, greatest warriors. There’s one thing, I say the one line in the movie that life is undefeated. You pass. Time is undefeated.” He could have stopped there, but he had one more gem up his sleeve. “What we do try to project is that life is a one strike baseball game. You get one chance at life, and you better fight to keep it.”
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Leonardo DiCaprio Actually Liked Jonah Hill’s Bear Bit

Sigh. You saw Jonah Hill come out at the start of the show dressed as the bear from The Revenant, right? It was awkward and mostly bleeped out because Hill kept dropping F bombs. Where the rest of us cringed, DiCaprio thought it was quite funny. “That was amazing what Jonah did,” he told reporters. Whatever, man.
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Lady Gaga Confirmed She’s Releasing An Album This Year

That’s right. New Gaga music coming at ya in 2016. “I won’t tell you when, but it is coming out this year,” she told the press.
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Matt Damon Admitted His Wife Looked Like A Disney Princess

The Martian
star talked to journalists about how his daughters had helped him get ready for the ceremony, but admitted that really his wife was worthy of more attention in the style department when it came to his kids. “With the Frozen stuff, [my wife] is wearing this sort of lilac thing tonight, which looks like something Elsa would wear, so they were really into that.”
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Taraji P. Henson Shut Down Haters

One journalist talked to Henson about how, when Empire first debuted, there was criticism of its gay plotlines. “That’s fear,” she said. “We ignore it.”

Then, she began to speak more passionately. “People are dealing with this; it is not a joke. That’s why it’s in the script. It is not for show, for sensationalism, it is because people are struggling with this, and that’s why we shed light on it.” Having made her point, she was back to her more cheerful self. “So here’s to all my haters. I’ll send you cookies. Thanks.”
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Honorable Mention: Carly Chaikin On Her Role In Mr. Robot

Her appearance in the press room was brief, but we did manage to get a question in about how Chaikin feels being in the unique position of playing a female programmer.

“Playing any strong female character in any platform is unbelievable, and I couldn’t ask for a better part,” she said. “I think it is great to have a girl representing somebody in the tech field that is very savvy and smart because it is normally men. So it is absolutely incredible to represent that.”
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