Everything We Learned Behind the Scenes of the Golden Globes (PHOTOS)

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Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler delivered some fast-paced one-liners at the 78th Annual Golden Globes last night, but their remarks weren’t the only quotable quotes. After accepting their awards from the comfort of their living rooms, winners logged into the show’s virtual press room to share their thoughts on their respective wins.

Scroll down to get some backstage scoop!

Jason Sudeikis Golden Globe Awards
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Jason Sudeikis: Best Actor – Television Series, Musical or Comedy for Ted Lasso

On winning and fellow nominee Don Cheadle (Black Monday) making the “wrap it up” gesture:

“[Winning] was a genuine surprise. I’m not good enough an actor to pretend. If anyone’s going to tell me to wrap it up, [it’ll be Don] — not a lot of people know that he’s an excellent stage manager along with being an American acting icon. The guy’s got chops!”

When a reporter asked him what he can say about Ted Lasso’s next season: “I’ll get sued by Apple [if I reveal anything]. I don’t want that heat! I’m saving the both of us!”

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Rosamund Pike: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for I Care a Lot

On the film’s success: “The audience that this film got over opening weekend is the closest thing I ever experienced to the appetite that surrounded Gone Girl. It’s fun to see the memes pass back and forth.”

On the film being in the comedy or musical category: “I’m perfectly open to debate. I do think if we had delivered this story about this subject matter in a way that tugged the heart strings and told the story from the victim’s point of view, it would have been unbearable to watch. … I always felt we were floating an inch above reality. That’s where the best comedy lies.”

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Emma Corrin: Best Actress – Television Series Drama for The Crown

On feeling support from her co-stars: “It was the most incredible thing. It still feels like it’s sinking in. It’ll be a while before it does, especially since we’re so far away from one another. It’d be great to hug Olivia [Colman] in real-life.”

On Prince Harry telling James Corden (The Late Late Show With James Corden) that he’s seen The Crown: “Hearing that really moved me in a way that I wasn’t expecting. When making the show, we’re dealing with real people whose lives inform the characters we’re playing. However, what we’re doing is extremely fictional. It’s not something I ever felt I needed him to address, but I’m glad that he enjoyed it.”

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Jane Fonda: Cecil B. DeMille Award

On what her father, the late Henry Fonda, who won this award in 1980, would say if he were here: “He’d be very proud of me. He’d very proud, but I feel he is here. I can feel his spirit.”

On how she’s planning on celebrating her award: “I’m going to go home and go right to bed because I have to get up early. But this award is exciting enough. I know where I’m going to put it.”

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Gillian Anderson: Best Actress in a Television Supporting Role for The Crown

On The Crown’s sweep of the awards: “As the last one up, I was sweating a little bit, hoping to be not the only who didn’t end up taking home a trophy. Everyone was in their highest form. It was wonderful to be a part of that.”

On what she learned playing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher: “She not only cooked food for her cabinet members up in the flat above 10 Downing Street, but the dish we see her cooking is actually comprised of leftovers.”

On if we’ll see more of The X-Files: “Oh, gosh…no. No!”

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Jodie Foster: Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for The Mauritanian

On if she set up engaged duo Shailene Woodley (Big Little Lies) and Green Bay Packers football quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whom she thanked in her speech: “[Shailene] is the best! I did not set up her and Aaron. I have never met Aaron Rodgers but [I do] love the Green Bay Packers and, of course, Shailene is very aware of my enthusiasm for the team. I got a very cute video from Aaron [after my speech] where he said he’s going to get me back. We’ll see who wins.”

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Sacha Baron Cohen: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Borat & Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy for Borat

On the win: “It’s fantastic. It’s a wonderful recognition for me and particularly to our hard-working crew. These are the people that really risked their personal safety. There were times I had to wear a bullet-proof vest. There were difficult situations we shot during COVID. We felt we had to make this movie…we had an incredible team.”

On how close he came to actually being shot: “[My crew and I] took immense risks. There are situations I’d never want to go back to — that’s why the gray suit is locked up and it’s not coming out again.”

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Anya Taylor-Joy, Best Actress in a Limited Series/Anthology/TV Motion Picture: The Queen's Gambit

On how her life has changed over the past year — and if she’s still playing chess: “I love playing chess however, I’ve had to pick up some new skills for some new projects. I’m looking forward to having some time off so I can get back to it.”

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Aaron Sorkin: Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for The Trial of the Chicago 7

On the Golden Globes being virtual this year: “It was great to have friends and family here. You miss the social aspect a little bit at the Golden Globes. It’s a party and you usually see people you haven’t seen since you wrapped the movie you all worked on. Tonight, watching from home with friends and family was a great intimate feeling.”

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Andra Day: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for The United States vs. Billie Holliday

On how she’s going to celebrate: “I’m going to eat everything because I’ve been on a diet for three years!”

On what Billie Holliday would say about Day’s win: “Billie had a Ph.D. in cussing. That was something that Lee and myself would say…I think she’d be like, ‘Hey, you [expletive] did it, bitch!’ That’s just how she was!”

Chloe Zhao Golden Globe Awards
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Chloé Zhao: Best Motion Picture – Drama for Nomadland and Best Director – Motion Picture for Nomadland

On being the second woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director: “Sometimes, [it] feels like it’s been a long time coming. You feel it’s about time. I’m sure there are many others before me that deserved the same recognition. … If this means more people like me get to live their dreams and get to do what we love to do, then, I’m happy.”

On working with the film’s star, Oscar-winner Frances McDormand: “Fran really lives her art. She is probably somewhere in the desert right now. She has just so much curiosity and vigor to learn about life and about the people around her. It’s been a privilege to see the world through her eyes and to be able to craft this character with her. I think she’s one of the best actresses of our time and it isn’t just her craft — it’s her as a person.”

On how the Golden Globe wins could lead to more awareness — and Oscar nominations: “The film is called Nomadland. If this means that more people, when they walk down the road and if they see someone who’s not having a traditional home, and they wave and say hi, you’ll make their day. The recognition that we’re getting and the awareness that we’ll bring to the nomadic community is a great thing.”