Leonardo DiCaprio explains his reaction to Lady Gaga at the Golden Globes

Julie Delahaye

This year's Golden Globes awards ceremony was full of memorable moments, but one particularly caught the attention of eagle-eyed viewers. Many noted what appeared to be an awkward interaction between Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio after the singer was announced as the winner of the trophy for best actress in a miniseries.

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Leonardo DiCaprio appeared startled by Lady Gaga (via GIPHY)

In a short clip that quickly went viral, Lady Gaga walked towards the stage to collect her award, and brushed past Leonardo – who was caught pulling what seemed to be a startled expression at seeing the Just Dance hitmaker as she continued to make her way through the crowd.

However, the 41-year-old has now revealed what really happened during the humorous moment caught on camera, and admitted he didn't realise Lady Gaga was walking past him.

"Oh lord – that's trending huh," he laughed when shown the video by Entertainment Tonight. "I just didn't know what was passing me, that's all!"

It proved to be a particularly exciting evening for the Titanic actor, who picked up the trophy for best actor following his stunning performance in The Revenant.

Leonardo, who plays real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass in the blockbuster, pipped fellow nominees Eddie Redmayne, Michael Fassbender, Will Smith and Bryan Cranston to the post.

Taking to the stage, he received a standing ovation from the room who cheered his achievement.

"What an incredible honour, wow, that meant a lot," he said. "Thank you so much, to the other fantastic performances in this category. What a terrific year in film."

To director Alejandro González Iñárritu, he added: "Thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey with you. Your leadership, your vision, your acute attention to making every day so visceral and real for us – I've never had an experience like this in my entire life."

The actor then described co-star Tom Hardy as "a beast and unbelievable talent" before thanking his loved ones. "My parents, I love you dearly," said Leonardo. "My friends, you know who you are."

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