The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards broadcasted live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on TNT and TBS

By Karen Mizoguchi
January 27, 2019 10:55 PM

While many tuned in to watch Megan Mullally‘s hosting antics and see who would be named winners at the 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, PEOPLE was also busy watching for everything off-camera, backstage and on the silver carpet.

From run-ins between celebrity pals during commercial breaks to the biggest celebrations of the night, here’s what we saw that you didn’t.

Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and Emma Stone
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On the Silver Carpet

Mahershala Ali and Amy Adams shared a very long embrace during which he was raving about how amazing her performances were as Lynne Cheney in Vice and as Camille Preaker in Sharp Objects.

Rami Malek was among one of the last to go inside the Shrine Auditorium. He was also among the few to receive the biggest screams from fans in the balconies.

Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding and Gemma Chan
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Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan stopped for selfies with every fan who asked in the bleachers on her way into the show.

Moments before the start of the show, A Star Is Born‘s Lady Gaga walked in holding hands with fiancé Christian Carino and was welcomed inside by her costar and director Bradley Cooper’s mother Gloria Campano, who gave her a hug.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga

Inside the Show

John Krasinski was his wife Emily Blunt‘s biggest fan and supporter of the night, especially when she won the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role. The Quiet Place director, 39, was the only one in the room who stood up for Blunt, 35, when she won — and he stayed standing and enthusiastically clapping until she got on stage.

Viggo Mortensen and Amy Adams
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During a commercial break, Gaga cheered on costar Sam Elliott, who lost the outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role award to Green Book‘s Ali. Meanwhile, Carino was standing up behind his fiancée’s chair and had his hand protectively on her chair.

Emma Stone was spotted patting her boyfriend Dave McCary‘s thigh during their rare appearance together.

Patricia Clarkson and Angela Bassett
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Blunt and Margot Robbie were seen embracing during a commercial break as the Mary Poppins Returns star introduced the Mary Queen of Scots actress to Krasinski.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan and her husband Jason Ralph were very affectionate during the show.

After winning for The Wife, Glenn Close received a warm embrace from fellow nominee Lady Gaga.

Emma Stone and Julia Garner
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Winners Ali and Blunt had a sweet congratulatory hug with the mother of two excitedly saying, “Hi! Can you believe it?!”

Killing Eve‘s Sandra Oh was spotted cradling her SAG actor like a baby after her acceptance speech.

There were lots of tears and high fives backstage with the This Is Us cast with actress Chrissy Metz saying, “I was genuinely shocked,” following the show’s win.

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Inside the Afterparty

Attendees, winners and star-studded ensembles are now headed to the post-awards gala, presented by PEOPLE and sponsored by L’Oréal Paris.

The 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on TNT and TBS.