Golden Globes 2023: Brad Pitt is MVP, Rihanna has a date night and 8 other candid moments you didn’t see on TV

The Golden Globes are back.

There were a lot of questions leading up to Tuesday’s telecast, but thanks to appearances from Rihanna, Brad Pitt, Eddie Murphy and more, it’s safe to say the program cemented itself again as a starry stop on the awards show circuit.

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael hosted the revamped show, which was previously put on ice as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) grappled with an industry boycott amid its diversity scandal. Inside the ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, guests seemed eager to be back in person at the event in which stars like Steven Spielberg, Colin Farrell and Quinta Brunson won big. The elephant in the room was addressed early on thanks to Carmichael, paving the way for some of the industry’s biggest stars to gather again in January. Here are 10 things you didn’t see on TV:

Brad Pitt is a gracious loser

The night kicked off with Ke Huy Quan winning best supporting actor for his performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Quan had no bigger fan in the audience than Pitt. The Oscar winner was one of the first stars on his feet cheering for Quan, who is now considered the heavy favorite to repeat at the Oscars.

Salma Hayek leads support for Angela Bassett

Bassett took home the trophy for supporting actress for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and the whole room erupted in applause. But it was Hayek who was out of her seat first and everyone soon followed suit, including an energetic Pitt, Margot Robbie and more.

Speaking of Brad Pitt, he was the MVP of the Globes

There was no bigger cheerleader for his peers than Pitt. The actor was one of the most high-energy stars in the ballroom, clapping furiously for winners throughout the night. When Austin Butler won for his role in Elvis, Pitt and Butler embraced on the way to the stage. It seemed Pitt’s support was recognized by Butler too, as he remarked: “I’m in this room full of my heroes. Brad, I love you.”

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