Celebrity Pets Were The Surprise Star Of This Year’s Golden Globes

And the award for cutest animal goes to...

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Q. What's the benefit of attending an awards ceremony from the comfort of your own home? A. You can celebrate the evening with your pets, obviously. Hey, we have to look at the positives - right?

While the stars of last night's Golden Globes more than dressed up for the occasion, we have to admit that we were slightly distracted by the appearance of celebrity pets. See here: Regina King stunning in a silver sequinned number at an awards show witnessed by millions, with her dog casually sleeping, unaware, in the background.

And in the best actress category, it turned into a show of which-is-the-most-adorable-pet when Olivia Colman and Sarah Paulson, who was with her dog, persuadedEmma Corrin - who won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series - to bring her cat into the shot. Look, even the A-list know that small animals are the best thing to happen to Zoom!

Another one to make the most of being at home, Jodie Foster chilled out in her pyjamas when accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, for her role in The Mauritanian. She was joined by her wife Alexandra Hedison - and, you guessed it, their gorgeous dog.

Dan Levy was also joined by his four-legged companion, in this cute snap posted by his make-up artist, where they both celebrated Schitt's Creek{ =nofollow}winning Best TV Comedy series.

Honestly, even when things start to return to normality, can we please bring pets to all award ceremonies in the future? Please?

Pets aside, scroll through the most swoon-worthy looks from this year's ceremony below.

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Viola Davis

Nominated for her role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Viola Davis struck a power pose in her printed dress from Lavie by CK. The Oscar-winning actor took to her feed the night before the ceremony to say #TimesUpGlobes, addressing the fact that out of 87, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association does not have a single Black member. 'The journey of a Black artist is littered with obstacles in creating, developing and being acknowledged for our work. If we continue to keep silent, the younger generation of artists will have the exact same load to carry. No more excuses. #TIMESUPGlobes #TIMESUP.'

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Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy brought old-world glamour to proceedings, with ice blonde waves and a swooshing emerald gown by Dior Haute Couture.

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Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo's one of the red carpet's best disruptors - and she didn't disappoint for last night's ceremony, appearing in sculptural and shockingly-bright Valentino Haute Couture, and jewellery from Maria Tash.

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Elle Fanning

Nominated for The Great, Elle Fanning opted for a liquid silk slip dress from one of her favourite labels, Gucci.

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Emma Corrin

Emma Corrin 'arrived' with a bang, scooping her first major award for The Crown, and proving that the video call collar is still very much in business.

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Gillian Anderson

The Iron Lady herself - Gillian Anderson - ditched the skirt suit and pearls for something a little more red carpet-worthy courtesy of Dior Haute Couture.

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Olivia Coleman

Olivia Coleman stuck to her fashion guns for last night's ceremony with pin-sharp tailoring from Giorgio Armani.

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Margot Robbie

Chanel's polka dot gown, with its pretty tiered skirt, looked a treat on presenter Margot Robbie.

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Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett's amethyst-coloured gown from Dolce & Gabbana (complete with a fabulously feathered shoulder) dialled the drama up to 10.

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Maya Rudolph

Valentino's bold florals were a match made in heaven with Maya Rudolph.

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Tiffany Haddish

Tiffany Haddish looked like a shimmering statuette in her armour-like gown by Alberta Ferretti.

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Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda opted for understated glamour at last night's ceremony with pearl white suiting, and jewellery from Pomellato.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones

Proving the leg pop isn't quite done, Catherine Zeta-Jones wowed in Dolce & Gabbana.

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Salma Hayek

Wearing Alexander McQueen, Salma Hayek made a case for dressing to match the carpet.

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Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot bucked the trend for floor-sweeping gowns with a bright white minidress.

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January Jones

Last seen at 2011's Golden Globes, January Jones dug this sizzling red number out of her wardrobe for its 10th anniversary on the red carpet.

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Sarah Paulson

Only Sarah Paulson, nominated for her spine-tingling performance as Nurse Ratched, would be able to swing a custom-made cast by Prada.

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Lily Collins

Lily Collins channelled Sylvie (Emily in Paris's chicest character in our books) in one-shouldered Saint Laurent.

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Nicola Coughlan

Nicola Coughlan wore a perfectly puffed prom dress by Molly Goddard, and knock-out jewels by De Beers.

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Regina King

Another contender for best statuette impersonation, this time Regina King, nominated for One Night In Miami, who worked a balcony shot beforehand in her gilded Louis Vuitton.

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Rosamund Pike

Molly Goddard's stellar tulle tiers also found their way onto Rosamund Pike.

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Kaley Cuoco

The award for the best princess dress goes Kaley Cuoco, who dazzled in Oscar de la Renta.

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Andra Day

Winning big for The United States Vs Billie Holiday, Andra Day stole the show in Chanel.

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Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox's whole look, especially the floor-trailing sleeves on her gown by Thai Nguyen, was breath-taking.

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Susan Kelechi Watson

In one of our favourite looks of the night, Susan Kelechi Watson wore the couture version of a beaded fringe curtain by Georges Hobeika.

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