2016 Golden Globes after party
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After sitting at a dinner table for hours and acting the consummate professional, the stars of Hollywood could not wait to cut loose backstage at the Golden Globes 2016. Whether it was Jennifer Lawrence taking selfies with her A-list pals or Katy Perry serving as food vendor, the most interesting action certainly happened behind the scenes.

Hosted by Ricky Gervais at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, California on 10 January 2016, the evening saw Leonardo DiCaprio's latest picture The Revenant triumph. The 41-year-old was crowned best actor for his portrayal as frontiersman Hugh Glass while Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's masterpiece also walked away with the best drama motion picture award.

Other winners included Kate Winslet, who took the best supporting actress accolade for her role in biopic Steve Jobs, Brie Larson who won best actress for her starring role in Room and Sylvester Stallone who was honoured with best supporting actor for Creed. However, plenty of fun was had off screen and on social media which was flooded with photos of celebrities sharing their antics with their millions of followers.

Perhaps taking inspiration from Ellen DeGeneres' genius pizza idea at the 2014 Oscars, Katy Perry decided to treat those at her table to a hot, steamy and, let's face it, cheap meal from In-N-Out. One person who appreciated the kind gesture was Room actress Larson, who thanked Perry in an Instagram video.

It is the generation of the selfie and the A-listers certainly took full advantage of their smart phones. Jennifer Lawrence took a behind-the-scenes snap with America Ferrera, Eva Longoria and Amy Schumer while Jennifer Lopez was seen hanging out with Golden Globe winner Lady Gaga and Kate Hudson at an after-party bash. Surprisingly, it wasn't just the ladies who turned their cameras front-facing as Rob Lowe stopped his friend Gerard Butler on the red carpet to show off their smart suits in a selfie.

As is typical for red carpet events, most of the attention is cast on the actresses and which designer's frocks they have opted to wear for the evening but this did not stop X-Men actor Patrick Stewart from reaching out to his Twitter followers for help with his appearance. The actor shared a selfie asking for advice on whether his sunglasses made a good accessory.

Two of television's fiercest women triumphed at the awards with Lady Gaga named best actress for limited series/TV movie for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel while Taraji P. Henson was crowned best actress in a drama TV series for her performance as Cookie in Empire. Hence, they no doubt had plenty to bond over after they were pictured hanging out with their awards backstage.

Although she did not win anything this time round, How To Get Away With Murder actress Viola Davis enjoyed spending time with her adorable daughter Genesis before mingling with her peers at the ceremony.

Note to Self: Sit next to @katyperry next year at #GoldenGlobes. She brings the good snacks.

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The girls and the globe!! Congrats Gaga! #goldenglobes #CAA #afterparty #katehudson #ladygaga #jlo

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Backstage with my girl @katyperry! #GoldenGlobes

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@ladygaga and @tarajiphenson look fierce with their #GoldenGlobes backstage.

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Really good light back here in the presenters green room. @goldenglobes @amyschumer @evalongoria #JLaw

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My baby and I before the #GoldenGlobes!

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