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Golden Globes: What we saw at the HBO afterparty

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Julia Louis Dreyfus
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Tina Fey (jokingly) declared that she and Julia Louis-Dreyfus are not friends during the Golden Globes monologue—and Louis-Dreyfus responded by looking very puzzled.

It’s not because she didn’t like the joke, though: “I didn’t even hear what they said, which is why I looked sort of confused,” the actress, who’s been involved in some Poehler-Fey shenanigans at previous awards shows, said at Sunday’s HBO afterparty. But she thought the parts she did hear were “superb” and “A-plus-plus.”

Louis-Dreyfus spent some time chatting with Lena Dunham at the party, where Taylor Swift made a quick appearance with pals Lorde and Selena Gomez by her side. Orange is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan, who was at one point stopped by Katie Holmes for a hug, was also in attendance—and hungry.

“I never got my entree,” Kohan said, revealing what she thought was the evening’s biggest surprise. “I didn’t drink. I was too nervous to. I can get sloppy sometimes. I’ve learned to behave. It comes with wisdom.”

Others were shocked by Amazon’s Transparent winning Best TV Comedy, which marked Amazon’s first Golden Globe win. “This proves that the distribution platform doesn’t really matter,” star Jay Duplass said. “If you make something beautiful and truthful and funny, people will watch it.”

“I really feel like an Amazon Prime show wins best comedy, it feels like what I would’ve imagined happen next year or the year after, but it’s happening now,” Scandal‘s Dan Bucatinsky said. “We’re moving whipping fast.”

Aside from groundbreaking television, George Clooney’s Cecil B. DeMille Award speech also left some impressions: “George Clooney professing his undying love for [wife Amal Alamuddin] I thought was pretty amazing,” American Horror Story‘s Sarah Paulson said. “I know he loves her, but a public declaration is always a very beautiful thing.”

For more on what the stars said off-camera at the Golden Globes, check out what we heard backstage.

Natalie Abrams contributed to this report