On-stage, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler looked thrilled with the success of the gag they had set up. Some years ago, Margaret Cho played a North Korean weather presenter on Tina and Amy's show 30 Rock, much before Seth Rogen and James Franco created such a stir with The Interview. Off-stage, a sea of camera phones clicked away furiously.
Fortunately for the Globes crowd, this 'Kim Jong Il' was more interested in posing with a celebrity than with making them cyber-squirm.
Meanwhile, that was Benedict Cumberbatch's game face. He also brought it to an off-stage portrait with co-presenter and fellow nominee Jennifer Aniston, who looked fierce. They looked like they were having fun, even if both did go home Globe-less - Benedict losing Best Actor - Drama to Eddie Redmayne, and Jen losing Best Actress - Drama to Julianne Moore.