Backstage at the 2016 Golden Globes
What you saw on TV Sunday night was just a snippet of the Golden Globes excitement. The backstage buzz was even more intense, and InStyle sent photographer Kevin Tachman behind the scenes to shoot all the action and intimate moments as soon as the presenters, nominees, and newly crowned winners stepped off camera.
“I was excited to be able to share some of these genuine backstage moments, like Kate Winslet being gobsmacked for having won to the camraderie of all the leading men, Lady Gaga overcome with emotion, and J.Law’s quizzical OMG reaction to her win,” Tachman told us.
And after the show wrapped, he headed to the InStyle & Warner Bros. official after-party to capture the post-ceremony festivities, with Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Taraji P. Henson, and more. Go behind the scenes yourself by checking out Tachman’s exclusive photos from the 2016 Golden Globes in our gallery.
Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio
Two of the night’s big winners took a minute to catch up: Room star Brie Larson, who took home the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama award, and Leonardo DiCaprio, who won Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for his role in The Revenant.
Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay
Room's Jacob Tremblay was on hand to give his co-star Brie Larson a congratulatory hug after she won the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama award.
After delivering a tearful acceptance speech for her Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie win, the American Horror Story: Hotel star took a moment to reflect.
Jennifer Lawrence looked shocked after taking home the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama trophy for her role in Joy.
Kate Winslet couldn't hide her emotion after accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in Steve Jobs.
Kate Hudson grabbed a glass of champagne when she arrived to the ceremony, during which she and Kurt Russell presented the Best Motion Picture – Animated award to Inside Out.
Taraji P. Henson
Even before she accepted her award for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama, Empire star Taraji P. Henson was in such a grateful mood that she thanked everyone as she walked past them—including the security guards.
Matt Damon & Will Ferrell
After presenting the award for Best Screenplay, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell took off their New Year's Eve 2016 glasses and caught up with Matt Damon backstage.
Katy Perry & Sam Smith
Katy Perry flashed a peace sign after presenting the Best Original Song award to her good friend, Sam Smith, and songwriter Jimmy Napes. The duo took home the trophy for their Spectre song, “Writing’s on the Wall.”
Creed star Sylvester Stallone held on tight to his new hardware, the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture.
Andy Samberg and Jason Schwartzman
After Mozart in the Jungle took home the award for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, the show’s co-creator Jason Schwartzman caught up with presenter Andy Samberg.
All eyes—and cameras—were on Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, nominee Saoirse Ronan from the moment she set foot in the ballroom.
The Golden Globes were lined up backstage, ready and waiting to be claimed by the night's big winners.
The Jane the Virgin star was all smiles as she walked into the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton.
Blindspot star Jaimie Alexander, who presented the award for Best Actor in a Limited Series, showed off the back of her gorgeous gown backstage.
After walking the red carpet with Julianne Moore, Tom Ford hit the stage with Lady Gaga to present Christian Slater with the award for Best Actor in a Series or TV Movie.
After the show, celebrities headed from the ceremony to the InStyle & Warner Bros. official after-party at the Beverly Hilton. Jennifer Lopez swapped out her Giambattista Valli gown for a white cap-sleeve design before heading inside to chat up her fellow stars including Kourtney Kardashian.
Kate Hudson, Channing Tatum, and Jenna Dewan-Tatum
Kate Hudson and the Tatums were among the first guests to arrive to the InStyle & Warner Bros. official Golden Globes after-party, where they laughed and ordered multiple rounds of drinks. Hudson opted for tequila, while Dewan-Tatum stuck with white wine.
Taraji P. Henson and Meagan Good
Taraji P. Henson also changed her outfit—and she added one major accessory, her brand new Golden Globe. She celebrated with Meagan Good.
"It's so great here," Adams said. "I just met the boy from Room, Jacob Tremblay, who gave one of my favorite performances of the year."
Selena Gomez and Charlie Puth
Selena Gomez and Charlie Puth slipped into the back corner, where they people-watched throughout the night.
Gillian Anderson and Alan Cumming
Despite Alan Cumming saying that he was severely jet-lagged from flying in from Australia earlier in the day, he still found some energy to hit our after-party, where he gabbed with longtime pal Gillian Anderson.
Kate Hudson and Chris Evans
Even Captain America needs a little touch-up! Kate Hudson fixed Chris Evans's tuxedo tie so he looked picture perfect.
Nina Dobrev took a selfie with a Twitter mirror, which was set up on the red carpet at our party.
Social butterfly Vanessa Hudgens made the rounds, hitting up the dance floor, cocktail area, and bar with boyfriend Austin Butler and girlfriend Sarah Hyland.