The 71st Annual Golden Globes didn’t disappoint this year as it honored some of the most talented actors in the film and television industry.
We got the golden opportunity to mingle backstage with winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence and many more. Here are some of the best quotes of the night from backstage...
Jennifer Lawrence, Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Musical or Comedy for American Hustle
On celebrating her win: “I don’t know. I need to catch up on my drinking. Normally I have time to drink a glass of wine. That’s not a good answer. Someone interrupt. Ah, I’m going to celebrate with my friends and family. I have no idea what I’m doing here. This just feels insane."
On her future plans: "I would like to direct one day. My passion for directing happened at the same time I feel in love with acting. But I don’t want to suck so I’m taking my time. Luckily I’m learning from the best."
On prepping for the show: "I played Tickle Monster with my stylist’s son."
On advice to her young fans: "Be strong. Don’t be a follower and always do the right thing. Like if you have a choice between doing the right thing and doing the wrong thing always do the right thing. It’s always let’s stressful.”
Amy Adams, Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for American Hustle
On working with David O. Russell: “There’s no David O. Russell handbook, I wish there was. He is completely unique and he clearly embraces female characters; he wants to see them stripped down. He also demands that of you, if you give him less than your soul he will come after you like the Devil.”
Jared Leto, Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, Musical or Comedy for Dallas Buyers Club
On his win: “You know, I didn’t make a film for six years so I sometimes feel like an outsider, but I think Rayon was an outsider and that’s an OK place to be in. I was just very moved, grateful, just blown away. Not for a single second did I think I would win. I was just focused on not letting anyone down. None of us ever thought of the results or response to the film. I don’t think I would have been able to have done the film if I hadn’t taken six years off. I’m much better for it.”
Andy Samberg, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for Brooklyn Nine-Nine
On his biggest challenge to date: “I couldn’t be more surprised. I know it sounds like a cliché. I actually forgot to thank the HFPA and my parents. I’m stunned. I’m going to have to build a new section of my house for it. The biggest challenge is getting anyone to know who your name is. All I ever wanted to do was be on SNL so everything from that point over has been icing for me.”
Michael Douglas, Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television for Behind the Candelabra
On playing Liberace and working with Matt Damon: “This is probably the biggest gift that I have ever gotten since my cancer. I was handed this beautiful piece on a silver platter. Matt Damon from the very beginning has stayed on board, we had to postpone for a year because I wasn’t feeling strong enough but he kept his promise. It’s bittersweet because I really do want to share this with Matt. He had a lot more to gamble for a leading man of his statue, his performance was inspirational.”
Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for The Wolf of Wall Street
On working with Martin Scorsese: “I’ve noticed that each time we do new films it’s a discovery process for both of us. This movie took its own shape, plot was kind of irrelevant for him, he encourages us to improvise and be free and when you infuse that type of attitude you get a film like Wolf of Wall Street. He’s so vital at age 71, this man is amazing, he’s one of the greatest directors of all time. I can only hope to find a character like Jordan Belfort. The film is a cautionary tale. Thank God none of my character’s attributes rubbed off on me or I wouldn’t be standing here.”
Cate Blanchett, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for Blue Jasmine
On working with Woody Allen: “Sometimes a role just hits you at a time when you’re open and ready for it. There’s something inherently theatrical with the way Woody works. I did watch the documentary on Woody Allen where actors talk about what it was like to work with him so I did know going into the film what to expect. Tone is everything when you work on a Woody film. He’s incredibly generous and to the point. Ninety-nine percent of his direction comes from the script. You have to hit the ground running because he doesn’t take that many shots. You have to be alive."
On playing Jasmine: "It was a mind-f**k. It was extraordinarily complex, it was important to go through Jasmine’s complexity and multiple layers.”
Matthew McConaughey, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for Dallas Buyers Club
On how he chooses film roles: "It’s incredibly rewarding to be here. I have been choosing roles that challenge me. It took 20 years for this film to be made, it was denied 86 times so this is a bonus, a time to celebrate. I’m interested now in finding characters with a real identity it’s something that turns me on.“
Alfonso Cuarón, Best Director - Motion Picture for Gravity
On working with his son: “You know my son once said to me, ‘Your films are alright but they can be more fun.’ I don’t think there are rules in cinema. I truly believe that cinema is the language and nature of this film. Everything can coexist.”
Amy Poehler, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for Parks and Recreation
On the best part of the night: “Kissing Bono and sitting with my Parks and Recreation cast. It’s kind of weird being a winner, it’s kind of fun to be a loser also. I really didn’t expect to win because I’ve never won. I think what drives me is the opportunities I have now, the people I get to work with and to do work that I’m really proud of and that I would watch. I’m going to give [my Golden Globe] to my son.”
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