Leonardo DiCaprio Explains His Amazing Lady Gaga Reaction at Golden Globes 2016

Not what you think! Leonardo DiCaprio really didn’t dis Lady Gaga during the 2016 Golden Globes on Sunday, January 10. The Revenant actor explained his priceless reaction — he recoiled when the singer bumped into him — backstage at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

As previously reported, DiCaprio couldn’t stop laughing after Lady Gaga won the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for her work in American Horror Story. He was especially caught off guard when she passed him on the way to the stage, and the moment quickly went viral.

Lady Gaga walks by Leonardo DiCaprio at the Golden Globes 2016
Lady Gaga bumped in DiCaprio at the 2016 Golden Globes.

“That’s trending, huh?” DiCaprio, 41, said to Entertainment Tonight. “I just didn’t know what was passing me. I was like, ‘Oh!'”

DiCaprio had an overall stellar time on Sunday. The hunky star received a standing ovation when he won for his role in The Revenant in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama category. (He previously won Golden Globes for his work in 2004’s The Aviator and 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street.)

Leonardo DiCaprio on stage at the Golden Globes 2016
DiCaprio accepts the award for Best Actor – Motion Picture, Drama for ‘The Revenant’ during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 10 in Beverly Hills. Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

The newly single star kept the party going well into the night. He carried around his statue to afterparties and was joined by best friend Tobey Maguire. Backstage, he also revealed that playing a mentally impaired child in 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape was the “biggest risk” he’s ever taken in his career. The drama also starred Johnny Depp and Juliette Lewis.

Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu in the press room at the Golden Globes 2016
DiCaprio and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu in the press room during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton hotel on Jan. 10 in Beverly Hills. George Pimentel/WireImage.com

“I desperately wanted to do [it]. And it was the first time I got offered a lot of money to do this other role, and I waited. I am pretty proud of myself at that age that I was that passionate about something and a character,” he told reporters. “That paid off a lot for me because I got to work with pretty unbelievable people.”

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