1. Hair and makeup artists arrived armed and ready with their best kits.

therealmalinakermanGetting all gussied up for you @goldenglobes Can't wait for tonight!!!

melaniemakeupYay!! That's a wrap!!! #GoldenGlobes #goldenglobes2016 #AmberHeard #makeupbymél @sisleyparisusa #smithcosmetics

ctilburymakeupLast minute touch ups on the absolutely hypnotising, ethereal Eva Green tonight @goldenglobes #gettingreadywithCT #ctgoldenglobes #1975Red #magicfoundation #Eyestomesmerise #makeupbycharlottetilbury

2. Meanwhile, some stars debated their outfit choices.

sirpatstewTrying to decide: yay or nay for the red carpet? #goldenglobes #blunttalk

3. Mark Ruffalo took some time off to prepare his acceptance speech, just in case he wins.

markruffaloIn the offhand chance of actually winning tonight, I thought it prudent to prepare some remarks... @goldenglobes

4. Some stars took a chill pill before the show the only way they can: Lounging while getting ready, or pumping some iron to fit into their outfit.

therockGet it in where you can.. A lil' pre #GoldenGlobes hotel suite cardio. Gotta make sure I'm on point so I can fit in my...shoes.

gregwilliamsphotography#aliciavikander just now before heading to the #goldenglobes wearing a stunning @louisvuitton dress #artofbehindthescenes #gregwilliams #gregwilliamsphotography #LeicaQ

5. Last minute touch ups and twirls before the celebrities were whisked off.

evalongoria | Final touches before I go on. Thanks @accesshollywood for naming me Best Dressed! #GoldenGlobes

katebosworthTesting the twirl @dolcegabbana

6. On the way, Olivia Wilde was in her best behaviour.

@oliviawilde | Most parties that start at 3pm involve bouncy castles. Don't let us down, Hollywood. #globes

7. Before Katy Perry presented Sam Smith with the Best Original Song Award, she gave us a firsthand view of the preparations.

@katyperry | Help. I have to "act professional" all night. #goldenglobes

8. The winners took all: Lady Gaga won Best Actress in a Miniseries for her role in American Horror Story, while Taraji P. Henson took home the award for Best Actress in a Television Series for her role as Cookie on Empire. Rachel Bloom's new pet is her Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Comedy, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

@sophiabush | our girl WON!! #OneChicago alright! @ladygaga #goldenglobes

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

racheldoesstuffMy new pet

9. Brie Larson, the big winner who took home the Best Actress in a Drama award for her role in Room predicted her win by celebrating early — in the form of a chocolate-covered version of the award.

@brielarson | Chillin with a chocolate Golden Globe. LET'S PARTY.

10. Finally, after awards have been given out and speeches have been made, host Ricky Gervais posted a photo of himself taken on stage with this charming caption.

@rickygervais | Can't wait for people to start reporting that I offended some people at The #GoldenGlobes. Of course I fucking did.

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