Everyone knows it's the only major awards show with a sit-down dinner, but if you don't get to the Golden Globes early you don't eat.
Awards hopefuls and their guests have to finish up a half hour before the show starts to ensure no dinner plates are seen on camera.
Naomi Watts and partner Liev Schreiber found their seats near the front of the ballroom early to make sure they got fed.
Ethan Hawke may have arrived a bit too late, so he and his dinner companions tore into the gold box of Godiva chocolates that are handed to each guest. Jane Fonda spent her dinner time chatting with Robert Duvall before taking her seat next to Lily Tomlin.