The quips, craziness and confusion behind the scenes at Hollywood’s biggest party
With the multitude of angles being provided by NBC during Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards telecast, you might find it hard to believe there’s anything they didn’t pick up. And, boy, would you be wrong.
Not only did TheWrap cover the public face of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, we were behind the scenes, where there was a whole other Golden Globe Awards going on. Here are the funniest, most charming, most bizarre moments behind the scenes.
7:43 p.m.: Bill Hader is happy his well received presentation is in the rearview. “The bit is over… Now I can have some drinks,” he says.
7:10 p.m.: During Clooney’s Cecil B. DeMille award, Reese Witherspoon and two friends, reluctant to wait in the women’s bathroom line, enter the men’s room instead. “It’s probably pretty gross in there,” a security guard tells her. For the record, it’s actually very clean even three hours in.
7:04 p.m.: The CW’s “Jane the Virgin” table is popping. Given that he celebrated last night, I ask network President Mark Pedowitz where he’ll go to carouse after the show? “I’m going home! That’s where I go to party.” After last night’s bash at Soho House, Pedowitz had to be up early for TCA before the Globes.
6:55 p.m.: Miss Golden Globe‘s dad, Kelsey Grammer, is at the bar (getting sparkling water). A winner shows him their envelope and says “I won!” Kelsey says, “Fucking A, it’s nice to win isn’t it?” Grammer has won three Globes on nine nominations.
6:21 p.m.: As more presenters (and losers) complete their stage work, the off-camera smoking terrace is getting louder and more crowded. Now here (not all smoking): Adam Levine, Vince Vaughan, Leslie Mann! And some civilians, like glossy-mag pioneer Jason Binn, Ben Silverman, “Whiplash” and “Nightcrawler” producer Gary Michael Walters and a handful of awards strategists.
6:02 p.m.: It’s hot in here. Ice is melting in cocktails quickly.
6 p.m.: Christoph Waltz (standing) chats with a seated Megan Ellison at the “Foxcatcher” table throughout Seth Meyers‘ and Katie Holmes‘ reading of the nominees. When Matt Bomer wins, Ellison, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo (Bomer’s “The Normal Heart” costar) and the rest of the table stand and cheer the loudest.
5:57 p.m.: Common is beaming while stepping off stage after his win for “Selma.” Judd Apatow“>Judd Apatow reaches out to congratulate him as the victory-party parade, led by John Legend, passes by the back of the room.
5:50 p.m.: Prince gets a huge pop from the crowd. His surprise appearance gets the crowd genuinely excited.
5:46 p.m.: ODD TABLEMATES ALERT: David Duchovny and Bill Hader. Earlier, Lena Dunham walked by (before her loss to Gina Rodriguez), waving to Hader and saying she loves him. She was with Andrew Rannels.
5:44 p.m.: During the commercial break a bearded Matthew McConaughey is in deep conversation with a bearded Jake Gyllenhaal, standing in the key aisle way into the pit. People are too respectful to ask them to move and slide by them very closely.
5:12 p.m.: During his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor, JK Simmons opened by exhorting the crowd, “Shut up. I only have 45 seconds.” Meanwhile, a stage assistant mutters, “You have 30.”
5:05 p.m.: The scene in the non-televised lounge inside the ballroom watching the monologue: they’re serving Petrossian caviar, Moet and Godiva in here.
4:58 p.m.: Kevin Spacey is the last man into the ballroom after grabbing a last-minute smoke on the terrace.
4:56 p.m.: Four minutes to air. They’re dimming the lights inside, asking people to remove their table numbers. Harrison Ford has two glasses of wine (he’s with Calista), and is embroiled in conversation with Brad Grey in the front row. David Oyelowo is being displayed on the big screens in a faux-live interview with Matt Lauer, but he’s already inside sitting with Oprah.
4:35 p.m.: Caught Judd Apatow double-fisting in the crowd when he runs in to Steve Carell. It’s a four pack at the house bottom of the stairs with Leslie Mann and Nancy Walls (Apatow and Carell’s wives, respectively). Ed Norton comes over, making the waiters’ attempts to clear nearly impossible.
4:18 p.m.: Even NBC entertainment President Robert Greenblatt needs to show his ID to get in the ballroom. His network is airing the show.
3:52 p.m.: Jamie Dorman and wife Amelia Warner survive the carpet gauntlet and skip the ballroom entrance for a side hallway. He presents second.