Dawn Olivieri's Golden Globes Experience: Behind the Scenes With the House of Lies Actress

Celebrity Style Jan. 26, 2013 AT 7:15PM
Dawn Olivieri driving to the Golden Globes with her sister Bettina Dawn Olivieri driving to the Golden Globes with her sister Bettina Credit: Courtesy of Dawn Olivieri

Sunday's Golden Globes brought plenty of glitz, glamour, and good times -- especially for big winners like Ben Affleck, Claire Danes, Anne Hathaway, and Jennifer Lawrence. But there was more to the night than what fans saw on the red carpet and inside the show.

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House of Lies actress Dawn Olivieri took Us Weekly behind the scenes of the big event with a series of personal Instagram pictures documenting her experience, from her pre-show prep to the post-show parties -- and beyond. See the 31-year-old Showtime star's snapshots below!

1. "9:30 a.m. The diamonds arrive! A day of getting ready commences. This bracelet was $80,000 -- YIKES! When I went to lunch I hid it in my dog's bed -- most protected spot in the house!"

Diamonds for Dawn Olivieri to wear to the Golden Globes
Diamonds for Dawn Olivieri to wear to the Golden Globes
Credit: Courtesy of Dawn Olivieri

2. "Makeup started at 4:30 p.m. -- done by yours truly!"

Dawn Olivieri doing her own make-up before the Golden Globes
Dawn Olivieri doing her own make-up before the Golden Globes
Credit: Courtesy of Dawn Olivieri

3. "Everywhere we went we had to wait in line -- it was like Disneyland for the almost rich and famous. Maybe next year my line will move a little faster -- I am sure Don [Cheadle]'s did!"

Dawn Olivieri waiting in line at the Golden Globes
Dawn Olivieri waiting in line at the Golden Globes
Credit: Courtesy of Dawn Olivieri

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4. "First after party -- hitting the InStyle red carpet, always a spectacular event. Wearing a gown by Novis and black Louboutins, was carrying a vintage Swarovski clutch."

Dawn Olivieri walking the InStyle red carpet
Dawn Olivieri walking the InStyle red carpet
Credit: Courtesy of Dawn Olivieri

5. "Inside the InStyle event. The walls were covered in chocolate truffles -- it was like a Willy Wonka fantasy land. My sister Bettina barely made it inside to the party -- she was mesmerized by the chocolate feast."

Dawn Olivieri inside the InStyle event, where the walls were covered in chocolate truffles
Dawn Olivieri inside the InStyle event, where the walls were covered in chocolate truffles
Credit: Courtesy of Dawn Olivieri

6. "Once inside, our main goals were to: 1) Get food, 2) Get more food, 3) Dance off all the food we just ate, and 4) Go to the next party [the Weinstein event]."

Dawn Olivieri eating dinner
Dawn Olivieri eating dinner
Credit: Courtesy of Dawn Olivieri

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7. "House of Lies had an early call time the morning after the Globes. Since Don was the big winner of the evening, we had a crown and scepter waiting for him -- so we could all celebrate his win! Don really loved his crown -- and he turned his Golden Globe into a chain! Now he can wear it 24/7."

Don Cheadle turned his Golden Globe into a necklace
Don Cheadle turned his Golden Globe into a necklace
Credit: Courtesy of Dawn Olivieri

"We all had such an incredible time at the awards and after parties this year -- cannot wait to see what happens next year. I am keeping my fingers crossed that my lines will be shorter!"

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