Myers is currently starring in "Match Point" with Scarlett Johannson. The Woody Allen film features some steamy love scenes in which Myers says he's trying to be "animalistic and a gentleman at the same time … It's a fine line."
In a strange study of opposites, S. Epatha Merkerson, who won for her performance as a boardinghouse operator in the miniseries "Lackawanna Blues," joked about Botox and cosmetic surgery.
"I did my breasts, I won't do my face," she said. "Well, I'm 53. At this point if I don't tell the truth, you know [expletive deleted] it. But that's the truth.
"I'll never do anything to my face, I might have a tummy tuck, but so it's just breast reduction," she said. "Aren't they cute?"
But Merkerson quickly turned emotional when asked of the significance of the Globes being held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. "Y'all made me cry," she said, "and I'm trying to be cute."
Mary-Louise Parker might have been the biggest surprise winner of the evening, and took most of her time backstage trying to explain how she managed to beat out four stars of "Desperate Housewives" to win best actress in a TV musical or comedy series.
Parker plays a suburban mom who suddenly loses her spouse and turns to selling marijuana to make ends meet on "Weeds." She said she had no prepared speech and expected Felicity Huffman to win.
"I thought we were all kind of desperate housewives," she said. "Mine was just a little more desperate than theirs."
If there was a star among stars backstage, it was Anthony Hopkins, who was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille award for lifetime achievement. But he quickly dropped any pretensions. Asked if he prefers to be called "Sir Anthony Hopkins," he simply said, "No."
And when asked who he thought was the best dressed of the night, he deadpanned, "I am."
One of the biggest winners of the evening, "Brokeback Mountain" director Ang Lee, reiterated that he nearly gave up filmmaking after his last film, "The Hulk." With a $12.5 million budget, "Brokeback Mountain" was made for nearly one-10th the price, and Lee calls the film, "salvation for me."
It was unclear if the notoriously shy Phoenix would even come backstage, having many times expressed his disdain for the press, but he seemed genuinely moved by his victory. It's surreal … It's wild," he said. "Honestly, it means more to me than I think I imagined."
Phoenix said that he bet Phillippe $220 that he wouldn't win, and when he was called to the stage, Phillippe followed him until he forked over the money.
When the cast of "Lost" finally made it backstage, they congregated around a single microphone, and swore to answer no questions about where the plot of their show was heading. Evangeline Lilly said that even some celebrities -- including Clooney -- had been asking for clues. She said Zach Braff described himself earlier in the evening as a "geek fan."
The cast of "Desperate Housewives" were the last to make a backstage appearance, long after the room started to clear out. "Felicity was up for an award and we all had to run back and support her," show creator Mark Cherry explained.
But at that point, only seven reporters were left, prompting Teri Hatcher to say, "There is just something so incredibly pathetic about this."
Cherry said each member of the cast and crew would get a chance to pose for a picture with the award the show won for best TV comedy or musical. "And I have mine from last year," Hatcher said, "so I'm cool."
ABC Radio's David Alpert and Michelle Ruiz in Los Angeles and ABCNEWS.com's Buck Wolf in New York contributed to this report.