What Kept the Stars Going Through the 2016 Golden Globe Awards?

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The awards season whirlwind seems to get bigger every year with more parties, events and publicity -- so what keeps the stars running?

For Golden Globes winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Gina Rodriguez, leaning on family helps them to keep them going. In fact, they both brought their fathers to the 2016 Golden Globes Awards on Sunday.

"He never gets to go on stuff like this," DiCaprio told ET. "It is going to be a fun night for us."

The Revenant star gave us an idea of where he gets his cool demeanor from, adding that his dad, George DiCaprio -- a comic book writer and editor -- was very relaxed about award shows.

"He just wants us to have a good time," he said.

The actor was sure to have a good time after going home with the statuette for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama.

Empire's breakout star, Jussie Smollett, similarly had family nearby while prepping for the big night.

"When I was getting ready, my mom came through to the hotel, and [so did] my niece and my sister and my brother and my best friend," he said. "It felt like we were getting ready for a grown man prom."

The actor didn't get to take a trip to the stage as Empire lost in the Best Television, Drama category to Mr. Robot, but he was able to cheer on his co-star Taraji P. Henson as she won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama.

Queen Latifah's secret was closer to ET's own method for getting a little boost through the madness.

"Coffee," she said with a laugh.

This awards season, ET's red carpet runs on Dunkin' Donuts.