The I Care A Lot star booked into a hotel near her home in the capital so she could watch the awards ceremony, which aired in the middle of the night in Prague, in peace and without disturbing her family.
But she didn’t realise she’d be the only guest.
Sharing footage of herself wandering around the empty premises in her party dress during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress said: “I was in a ghostly hotel… I rented a room so I would be away from children.”
She went on: “When I checked in I said, ‘How many guests do you have?’ And they said, ‘You are the only one!’”
The actress explained: “You can’t be in a hotel here for pleasure (due to COVID-19 restrictions), only for business. So I wouldn’t be allowed to check in for a romantic night, but I’d be allowed to check in to potentially win a Golden Globe.”
Musing: “If I argued that there was a pleasure element, I wouldn’t have been allowed to have the room,” Pike joked: “Once I won, maybe I was supposed to leave…”
She celebrated alone in her suite and then slept.
“The next day I went home and my sons, who knew I hadn’t yet received an award, had drawn me some very lovely pictures of it, which is almost better than the real thing,” she smiled.