Relive the Best Backstage Moments from the 2014 Golden Globe Awards
What really goes on backstage at the Golden Globes? We'll show you! With our excitement building after the announcement of the 2015 nominees yesterday, we couldn't wait to take a look back at the incredible 2014 festivities in anticipation. Last year, photographer Art Streiber experienced the show up close and personal, where he was staked backstage as all the winners and presenters passed by—and he gave InStylean exclusive look at the incredible otherwise unseen and candid moments he captured of Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and more.
"The wings of these award shows are, to me, one of the last places where you get these quiet, intimate moments that we seem to have a lot of from the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s, but not so much of these days," Streiber told InStyle at the time. "Whenever these guys are photographed it’s very controlled and stage-managed, and so seeing them candidly in their ball gowns and tuxedos and capturing a quiet moment is kind of awesome."
The 2014 Golden Globe Awards featured a flurry of stars—from a gorgeous Cate Blanchett accepting her trophy onstage to Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep sharing a pre-ceremony cuddle, and we've got all the best not-to-be-missed moments from the show for you to relive here.
in an elegant Giorgio Armani gown strides off stage surrounded by congratulatory smiles. This image turned out to be one of photographer Art Streiber’s favorites. “I love the shot of Cate Blanchett walking off with her Globe. I love all the motion of that photo. She was moving so quickly,” he told us. “She is a throw-back to old Hollywood glam herself.”
pulled double-duty at the Golden Globes: hostess and winner! The surprised star didn’t have a speech prepared to accept her award for her work on 'Parks and Recreation.' Photographer Art Streiber told us that her shocked reaction was 100-percent real: “We all just assume that these actors are jaded and cynical and that they’re acting but the truth is, those reactions are real...They just can’t believe that they’ve won an award from their peers."
looking radiant in Ralph Lauren, shares a laugh with her co-star in '12 Years a Slave,' Chiwetel Ejiofor. Johnny Depp sneaks by behind them. Backstage at the Golden Globes is surprisingly cramped. Streiber explains, “It’s not a theater like the Oscars, it’s a hotel ballroom with a stage so ‘stage right’ is literally in the ballroom! The winner walks off the stage and they’re walking into the dinner seating.”
carries her newly acquired Golden Globe off stage. Streiber nabbed this image of the Dior-clad beauty after she won for Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'American Hustle.' “When they come off stage, they’re so shocked, they don’t know where they are and they are just in a little bit of a daze,” Streiber told us.
looking triumphant in Valentino, clutches the Best Actress Golden Globe for her work in 'American Hustle.'
sparkles in Oscar de la Renta while Emilia Clarke (in Proenza Schouler) checks out her poses.
walks the red carpet in Oscar de la Renta while Lupita Nyong'o readies for a photo op behind her, wearing a bright red Ralph Lauren gown.
wearing Versace, strides arm-in-arm with Chris Evans on to the Golden Globes stage. The pair presented the cast and crew of 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' with their award for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical.
wearing Dior, steals a quiet moment just off-stage at the Golden Globes.
wearing Gucci, gives a flirty, over-the-shoulder pose on the red carpet.
the Golden Globes winner for 'House of Cards,' in Reem Acra, holds her fiance Ben Foster’s hand on the red carpet.
(wearing Carolina Herrera) and Amy Poehler (wearing Stella McCartney) link arms on the red carpet before wow-ing the crowd at the Golden Globes.
wears a Valentino gown that matching the red carpet perfectly! She would win later a Golden Globe for her performance in 'American Hustle.'
in an elegant Giorgio Armani gown, talks to a reporter on the red carpet.
looking very dapper, is hustled down the red carpet. The movie star took home a Best Actor statue for his role in 'The Wolf of Wall Street.'
looks radiant in Andrew Gn while she walks, hand-in-hand, with her husband Keith Lieberthal.
holds court in a Zac Posen ball gown on the red carpet.
poses in her lace Giorgio Armani gown on the red carpet. Later that night, she took home a Best Actress trophy for her role in 'Blue Jasmine.'
walks away with his first Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a TV Drama for his role in 'Breaking Bad.'
steps off the stage with a golden statue in hand for his Best Actor in a Drama win for 'Dallas Buyers Club.'
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(in Narciso Rodriquez), a two-time nominee that night, is all smiles during the show.
(in Carolina Herrera) arrives at her table.
steps on stage, wearing a voluminous Dior gown, to present Leonardo DiCaprio with his Best Actor award. JLaw would later win her own Golden Globe for her performance 'American Hustle.'
places her Golden Globe trophy right next to her glass of celebratory champagne. The star won for her role in 'American Hustle.'
and his wife, Jenna DeWan Tatum (wearing Roberto-Cavalli), sneak in a quiet moment backstage while the Golden Globes bustle around them. Natural, candid moments like this one are some of photographer Art Streiber's favorite to nab: "Whenever these guys are (usually) photographed it's very controlled and stage managed and so seeing them in their ball gowns and tuxedos, capturing a quiet moment is kind of awesome."
leaves the Golden Globes stage after presenting Jon Voight with a Best Supporting Actor trophy for 'Ray Donovan.'
and Margot Robbie travel with their very own spotlight! The 'Wolf of Wall Street' stars walk down the hallway to present at the Golden Globes.
looks triumph backstage after winning a Golden Globe for her role in 'Top of the Lake.'
and Meryl Streep share a cuddle before the Golden Globes ceremony begins. Photographer Art Streiber assured us, "There were legends in that room."
waits to be announced backstage so she can present the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award to director Woody Allen. The star sparkled in Chanel.
looking gorgeous in Givenchy, mingles with other stars before the awards began. Photographer Art Streiber says that's what makes the Globes so much fun! "The minute there’s a commercial break, (the stars) up out of their seats and they’re at the bar and seeing friends they haven’t seen in forever; then, when they come back from a commercial, people are still up and around and talking!"
and Robert Redford mingle with Globes winner Amy Adams and her husband Darren Le Gallo before the show begins. Photographer Art Streiber told us that the more casual atmosphere of the Golden Globes is what makes it more fun than other award shows, "The Globes is like homeroom in 8th grade and the Oscars is like a very serious physics class."