With just minutes left to get inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel's International Ballroom for the Golden Globe Awards there was nearly a chain-reaction celebrity pileup at the front door.
Kevin Spacey did some fancy footwork to avoid running into Matthew McConaughey. Then he slapped his fellow actor on the shoulder of McConaughey's green velvet tux and said, "What a year you're having, buddy."
McConaughey, nominated for a best actor award for "Dallas Buyers Club," grinned.
"Thanks," he said. "It's good!"
— Sandy Cohen — Twitter: www.twitter.com/APSandy.
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