Stars react to 2017 Golden Globe Award winners

Stars are truly just like us. They cheer on their friends and colleagues when something big happens—or when they think they deserved something and didn't get it.

When it comes to the 74th Annual Golden Globes, they didn't hold back on social media. From Twitter to Facebook and Instagram, stars used social media to show us just how good a time they were having while watching the show. Here were the best reactions.

Meryl Streep's speech draws praise and criticism

Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award and, without actually naming names, used her time on stage to share her opinions about President-elect Donald Trump. Perhaps unsurprisingly, her speech received an overwhelming positive response from celebrities on Twitter. On the list: Ellen DeGeneres, who tweeted, "There has never been anyone like Meryl Streep. I love her." Debra Messing, meanwhile, called Streep a "hero" for "defending the disabled, journalism and decency." As for Mia Farrow, well, she simply let Streep's words speak for themselves, writing, "Disrespect invites disrespect, violence invites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose."

And perhaps unsurprisingly, Donald Trump couldn't let Streep's speech go without one of his signature twitter rants, during which he referred to the three-time Oscar winner as "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" and a "Hillary flunky who lost big." Trump's right-hand woman, Kellyanne Conway, also took to Twitter to retweet a morning-show appearance on Fox News during which she called out Streep for not mentioning the beating of a disabled white teen in Chicago by four African American young people.

Tracee Ellis Ross impresses her fellow nominee

On Sunday night, Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross became the first African American woman to win the Best Actress – TV Series Musical or Comedy Golden Globe since 1983. Naturally many famous faces in Hollywood were thrilled by her victory, even those in her own category. "Congratulations … for making history tonight!" Tweeted Insecure star and fellow nominee Issa Rae. "So absolutely deserved!"

Also joining in on the lovefest was Ross' adorable TV son, Miles Brown, who congratulated the "best TV mom" alongside a video of him jumping up and down in celebration; and Gabrielle Union, who tweeted that she "needed this moment" and was "bursting with pride."

Sarah Paulson's first Globe met with thumbs up

Sarah Paulson continued her awards-show victory lap with a Golden Globe for her critically beloved performance in the FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson. As expected, celebrities were overjoyed to see her win her first Globe after three nominations. "She won!! Love her sooo much," fellow nominee Felicity Huffman tweeted.

Meanwhile, Paulson's American Horror Story: Roanoke co-star Adina Porter ever so sweetly posted her congrats, saying, "Well deserved is an understatement." Indeed.

Co-stars and famous weatherman cheer on Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton took home the Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama prize for his work on Goliath, leading to reactions that were both expected and unexpected. On the expected side, co-star Britain Dalton referred to Thornton as "my boy," while Ever Carradine (aka the niece of Keith Carradine) offered a "huge congrats" on a "well deserved" win.

On the unexpected side, Thornton got a shout-out from Today show weatherman Al Roker, who posted a selfie with Thornton to Twitter shortly after Thornton's victory.

A no-show still gets much love

Although she was unable to be there to accept her award, Olivia Colman of The Night Manager fame still received a warm response from her peers on social media. Fellow nominee Thandie Newton tweeted she was "so happy and proud to celebrate" the British actress. Heck, even the British government got in on the action. Deputy British Ambassador to the U.S. Patrick Davies tweeted a "huge congratulations" to both Colman and her co-star Tom Hiddleston on their "well deserved" triumphs. Perhaps it's true what they say: absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

Oh, and for the record: Colman was reportedly unable to attend the ceremony as she is currently filming Hollywood's latest reboot of Murder on the Orient Express.

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