The ongoing strike by the Writers' Guild of America (WGA) meant this year's Golden Globe awards were a low-key event.
David Duchovny said he was too nervous to listen
Organisers the Hollywood Foreign Press Association replaced the usually glitzy ceremony with a dry press conference that was a celebrity free zone.
It meant the winners had to ditch their usual red-carpet event... so what did they do instead?
"We managed to rustle up two champagne glasses... That's as glamorous as it gets." Tom Hooper, Longford director, who said he wore jeans, no shoes and a "scruffy shirt".
"I kinda didn't want to watch. It would just make me tense or nervous. I knew if my phone was ringing when I walked into my hotel room that I would have won, and it was. Nobody calls a loser." David Duchovny, winner for best actor in a TV comedy or musical series, who went to the cinema instead.
"I'd just got off the plane from Los Angeles and I was standing there and it was just perfect. It was perfect to stand there, that was better than being in a proscenium kind of space or at a dinner." Julian Schnabel, director of The Diving Bell and the
Butterfly found out his film had won best foreign language film while waiting in the baggage claim at New York's John F Kennedy Airport.
"I was at the Brass Monkey Bar in the Meatpacking District in New York, watching it on TV with a bunch of the
cast and crew. I was drinking bourbon on the rocks. It was great. This huge cheer went up." Glenn Close on how she
learned she had won the Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for Damages.
"I wish I could have thanked everyone publicly. But it was still a great experience. I wouldn't trade it. I will remember this always." Jon Hamm, winner for best actor in a dramatic TV series, celebrated on the roof of the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles.
"People are going swimming actually. I guess that's what you do, isn't it, after you win a Golden Globe? You go for
a swim." Atonement producer Tim Bevan, speaking from his Hollywood hotel on how he planned to
celebrate his film's win for best dramatic motion picture.
"It's nice not to be in a tuxedo." Sweeney Todd producer Richard Zanuck, who watched the Globes announcement from his son's home in Beverly Hills.