Here are the best shots from the Golden Globes Instagram booth

Sometimes the best moments of an awards show are the ones you don’t see on TV.

While we’ll be watching and rewatching the moments that made us laugh, gasp, and cry online for the next week, we as a viewing audience are often curious about what happens after the winner finishes his or her acceptance speech. We know about the giant press conference that happens, but what do celebrities do while they’re waiting to step out in front of the cameras or hop in a limo to the afterparty?

If anyone wants a decent photo at the Oscars, get as far as away from Benedict Cumberbatch as possible. 

This year, the Golden Globes had its own Instagram booth for the presenters and winners to pose in front of a shimmering gold display. For a moment or two in the night, Hollywood’s elite get a chance to slow things down and relax.

It’s planned and contrived, but if nothing else it’s a lot less awkward than E!’s GlamCam360 or Today’s fashion Vines. No questions or objectifications. Just smiles. And sometimes—as in the case of Jeremy Renner and an absent Jennifer Lopez—an indication of how much your dumb “globes” joke bombed.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Aniston at the 2015 #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)

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Golden Globe nominee Benedict Cumberbatch “surprised” fellow presenter and nominee Jennifer Aniston onstage. He photobombed Meryl Streep in the audience with Margaret Cho’s displeased North Korean journalist. And now he’s photobombing his own Instagram photo. If anyone wants a decent photo at the Oscars, get as far as away from Cumberbatch as possible. Otherwise, photobomb away.

No one may have been more surprised to see Gina Rodriguez win Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy, for Jane the Virgin than Gina Rodriguez herself. Her acceptance speech brought us to tears, and then her joy shone through as she burst through the Instagram booth.

The four screenwriters who helped bring the story of Birdman will probably get their own Golden Globe statues, but for now they’re fighting for the only one they’ve got handy.

@adamlevine and Paul Rudd at the 2015 #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)

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Adam Levine and Paul Rudd were only there to present, but they’ve got drinks on-hand at the notoriously booze-filled awards show.

Harrison Ford at the 2015 #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)

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What’s going on here? We’re not sure, and we’re not sure Harrison Ford is either.

“Oh you want a little of this?” — bonus Jack Black at the 2015 #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)

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Having already taken a shot, Jack Black struck a pose in his second time in the Instagram booth.

Billy Bob Thornton — Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series or Movie at the 2015 #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)

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Billy Bob Thornton’s reaction to the camera flash (and everything else happening on the other side of the lens) is probably closer to how many of us would react to a bunch of flashing lights.

Kevin Spacey — Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama, “House of Cards” #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)

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Oh, Kevin Spacey—and Frank Underwood, for that matter—will most certainly get his sweet, sweet revenge.

Salma Hayek and @kevinhart4real at the 2015 #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)

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Salma Hayek and Kevin Hart are a lot more in-sync now than they were while presenting.

Best Motion Picture, Drama, “Boyhood” #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)

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As we’ll undoubtedly hear throughout awards season, it took years to make Boyhood (and for it and star Patricia Arquette to win). The same could go for the titular boy Ellar Coltrane, who’s being lifted along with the Best Motion Picture, Drama, award.

Photos via Golden Globes/Instagram | Remix by Jason Reed

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.