Golden Globes: stories beyond the awards
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Golden Globes: stories beyond the awards

There were malfunctions of wardrobe kind and one of a sprinkler kind, George Clooney was ridiculed for dating women much younger than him and DiCaprio for dating models… all in all, a great Golden Globes was enjoyed by all. Read on for interesting sidelights.

hollywood Updated: Mar 01, 2014 19:48 IST
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There were malfunctions of wardrobe kind and one of a sprinkler kind, George Clooney was ridiculed for dating women much younger than him and DiCaprio for dating models… all in all, a great Golden Globes was enjoyed by all. Read on to find stories beyond who won which award.

Of malfunctions
While Kate Beckinsale and Robin Wright suffered wardrobe malfunctions, a sprinkler malfunction almost rained on the fashion parade at the Beverly Hilton. However, tinseltown's top film and television actors successfully strutted their stuff after workers scrambled to mop up the mess.

Kate Beckinsale suffered a wardrobe malfunction while she was on her way to the Golden Globes. The zipper of the dress worn by the 40-year-old actress snapped in the limousine ride to the venue and she had to be "sewn into the gown".

Robin Wright, who won the best actress award for Houses of Cards, suffered a wardrobe mishap while giving her acceptance speech.

The 47-year-old actress had donned a gold-beaded Reem Acra halter gown for the occasion which did nothing to cover her flesh-colored pasty when she motioned backstage during the speech. Costume designer Luke Reichle tweeted that Wright had also won for best wardrobe malfunction.

Of Emma Thompson's slim tips

Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson each could give a master class in acting. But as the pair chatted and held hands during a break in the Golden Globes show, Thompson had a different tip to offer.

"Slim," she told Streep, striking a pose and pretending to pull her already flat tummy in. Streep let out a knowing laugh.

Of party-infused wisdom

As a presenter, Emma Thompson personifies the ethos of the Golden Globes. She arrived barefoot on stage to announce the screenplay winner holding her Christian Louboutin high heels in one hand, her martini glass in the other.

She sipped her drink, then, before tossing her shoes over her shoulder, offered a bit of party-infused wisdom: "I just want you to know, this red," she confided, noting the shoes' trademark red soles, "it's my blood."

Of selfies and smartphones

Just like everybody else, Hollywood's biggest stars can't resist pulling out their smartphones and letting the world know when they're somewhere special.
At times during the Golden Globes it looked as if more heads were bowed over those phones than talking to tablemates or watching the show. Just a few of those who were busily typing away: Kevin Spacey, Liev Schreiber and Amy Adams.

Of partying after the party

Forget the fancy hotel, the makeshift tent outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel was the place to be following the Golden Globes.

It was there that Idris Elba, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and P. Diddy, among others, gathered to munch on sushi and dance to classic R&B at the Weinstein-Netflix post-Globes party.

Also among the revelers: Kristen Chenoweth, Steve Coogan, and Taylor Schilling and other stars from Orange is the New Black.

Of Woody Allen bashing

An absent Woody Allen was recognised for his contribution to cinema with the Cecil B DeMille honour at the Golden Globe Awards which was collected by his Annie Hall co-star Diane Keaton.

In her monologue, Keaton hailed the 78-year-old filmmaker for creating beautiful female characters.

Allen's Globe tribute, however, was met with disapproval from estranged son Ronan and ex-partner Mia Farrow. Farrow broke up with Allen after learning that he was cheating on her with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn. She also took Allen to court in 1992 alleging that he molested their seven-year-old adopted daughter Dylan.

"Time to grab some ice cream & switch over to GIRLS," Farrow tweeted while Ronan wrote, "Missed the Woody Allen tribute - did they put the part where a woman publicly confirmed he molested her at age 7 before or after Annie Hall?."

Of the best one-liners

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were in their element as they mocked Hollywood glitterati. They mocked George Clooney for dating younger women, describing his role as an astronaut in Gravity by saying the actor "would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age."

They quipped pointedly that Matthew McConaughey's 45-pound weight loss for his role in Dallas Buyers Club was "what actresses call being in a movie."
And when Poehler won, at long last, an acting Golden Globe, she grabbed Bono and jokingly gave him an aggressive, long kiss.

First Published: Jan 13, 2014 14:48 IST