Jan. 13, 2014 at 11:55 AM ET
As much fun as the party was inside The Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom on Sunday night, the night didn't end there for stars who came out for the Golden Globes.
The HBO party was the first stop for many A-Listers, including Tom Hanks, his wife Rita Wilson, Robert Redford, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon. The evening’s Golden boy, Matthew McConaughey, created a mad traffic jam when he arrived around 10:30 p.m. There was no getting near him, unless of course, you were a star yourself.
“You (expletive) rocked it in that role!” Patricia Arquette told the “Dallas Buyers Club” star as he made his way with his wife to a table HBO reserved for him. “And it’s so important for the community to do that work, too. I’m so happy for you.”
Double nominee Julia Louis-Dreyfus celebrated with her husband and “Veep” cast members. She thought Tina Fey and Amy Poehler "killed it tonight."
The two hosts pointed out during the telecast that Louis-Dreyfus had forgotten her friends in television now that she’s a movie star and had decided to sit at one of the tables assigned to film. But the truth was Louis-Dreyfus switched between the “Veep” table and a Fox Searchlight table all night.
“It was a tricky decision,” she said. “It was sort of a Sophie’s choice kind of decision. I sort of went back and forth all night.”
Louis-Dreyfus, who has one Globe and five other nominations, said she was “happy that Amy Poehler won. I love her and she deserves it.”
A 'Bad' night gets even better
“Breaking Bad’s” RJ Mitte celebrated at HBO with his mother before heading to the AMC bash. Mitte, 21, was excited that he got to briefly meet Ben Affleck at the party. What did they talk about?
“Come on, can you talk in here? It’s so loud. Everyone was pulling him in 50 directions. I was like, ‘You go do your thing.’ He said hello. I said hello. Very cordial. It’s always nice to say hello.”
Mitte thought Fey and Poehler were “amazing together” and said he was “lucky enough to avoid” being picked on by them.
“But I would welcome it,” he said. “There’s not much they could do to me I would not welcome.”
One mother to another
When Golden Globe nominees Monica Potter and Sofia Vergara met in the elevator, they discovered they had something in common.
Vergara, 41, has a 22-year-old son; Potter, 42, has a 23-year-old son. But that’s not all.
She “got off the elevator and she said, ‘Oh my God, my son loves you and I love you!’" the “Parenthood” star said, doing her best Vergara imitation. "And my son loves her. So we took a picture together. That was a really fun moment.”
Potter was walking around the party by herself with a Diet Coke in her hand, taking it all in. “This whole night has been crazy. The sea of people that are here are just incredible. I just keep turning my head. There’s so and so, and there’s Robert Redford.”
Potter said she especially loved when Poehler pretended to be Fey’s son during the show.
“They are freaky funny, she said. “Freaks!”
Bacon's step in the right direction
This year’s Miss Golden Globe was Sosie Bacon, daughter of Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick. Her mother said it’s not the first time Sosie had been offered the honorary title.
“They’ve asked her before and this year was a good year for her,” Sedgwick said. “She wants to be an actress. It’s sort of like a coming out, a quinceanera.”
The only advice mom gave her about the gig? “To practice in her shoes.”
The real Lowe down
“Parks and Recreation” star Rob Lowe has filmed his last episode for the show, but it has yet to air. He said the show’s nomination provided a fulfilling coda to his time on the NBC comedy. Lowe was nominated for his role in HBO’s “Behind the Candelabra” as well.
“It was a great way for me to finish,” Lowe said. "We’d never been nominated so it was a great goodbye for me and it was great to see everybody. You know, I was supposed to be on the show for six episodes and I ended up in 88.”
Lowe said Fey and Poehler proved Sunday they are the best hosts in Globes history and he “could watch Tina and Amy do another three hours of the monologue.”
Best line of the night? “Clooney! Oh, that was good.”
“I think they have a great mixture of being very current, very sort of loving, but also very biting and smart,” he said. “A lot of people can have some of those but very few people can have all of those.”
Panettiere talks 'garbage'
Nominee Hayden Panettiere thought Fey and Poehler’s best joke was “calling Matt Damon a garbage man. And they get away with it. They’re hilarious.”
The “Nashville” star called the experience of being nominated “surreal” but said she was most star-struck when “I met a lot of the Olympic gold medalists, including some gymnasts. That means a lot to me.”
Meanwhile, Golden Globe nominee Idris Elba and his former co-star from “The Wire,” Michael K. Williams (“Boardwalk Empire”), gave each other a big hug when they ran into each other.
A few feet away, Vergara and fiancé Nick Loeb danced merengue with some of her “Modern Family” co-stars and boss, executive producer Steve Levitan. And, yes, there was even some twerking involved.