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Franklin, the five-time swimming medalist, wore a black silk gown with a sparkly statement necklace.

Lysacek, the reigning Olympic figure skating champion, donned a black velvet tuxedo that would have looked equally as dashing on the ice.

“I want to see everyone,” gushed Douglas, who stopped to pose for a picture with Sean “Diddy” Combs. “I want to meet Emma Stone. I’m having so much fun.”

_ Beth Harris _ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/bethharrisap

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QUICKQUOTE: “When my name was called, my knees gave a little bit. Actually, I was sitting. My knees gave when I walked up there.” _ Christoph Waltz, who won a Golden Globe for supporting actor for his role in “Django Unchained.”

_ Anthony McCartney_ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/mccartneyAP

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Golden Globe nominees Steve Buscemi and Louis C.K. shared some love inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel International Ballroom as they waited to find out whether they’d go home winners or losers.

“Thanks, it was fun,” the comedian said sheepishly after the star of “Boardwalk Empire” complimented him on his Globe-nominated performance in “Louie.”

Buscemi was nominated for best actor in a TV drama, while C.K. was up for best actor in a TV musical or comedy.

Elsewhere in the ballroom, Kathryn Bigelow and Jodie Foster made a beeline for each other, navigating around several star-filled dinner tables to exchange greetings and a hug.

_ Sandy Cohen _ Twitter http://www.twitter.com/apsandy

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As the announcer shouted out that it was time to clear the red carpet and get inside for the Golden Globes show, Anne Hathaway managed to quickly sign her name to a fan’s autograph book.

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