Mariah Carey accidentally sat in Meryl Streep's Golden Globes seat

By Gemma Strong

Mariah Carey accidentally stole the throne of one of Hollywood's reigning queens at the Golden Globes on Sunday night: none other than Meryl Streep. Taking to Twitter after the ceremony to own up to her funny faux pas, Mariah revealed that she got distracted mingling during a commercial break and ended up sitting down next to Steven Spielberg on her way back to her table.

What she didn't know was that the seat was already taken. Mariah tweeted: "Got caught mingling on the way to the loo during a commercial break… took the first seat available, happens to be right next to Steven Spielberg. Cut to next commercial break, guess who comes back to her seat… (me) Dear Meryl, please forgive me!!! (MERYL STREEP) You can take my seat any time!"

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Mariah's fans were quick to respond to the anecdote, with one writing: "2 legendary iconic queens of their profession, 2 of the most successful females in showbiz and I'm here for it!" Another remarked: "Meryl was probably thrilled to find Mariah in her seat!"

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Meryl, 68, attended the Golden Globes to present the trophy for Best Original Score, which was awarded to The Greatest Showman's "This Is Me." Both she and Mariah were among the stars who opted to dress in black in a show of solidarity with the Time's Up movement, standing in solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment.

Angelina Jolie showcased a feather-trimmed black tulle gown, arriving arm-in-arm with her teenage son Pax, who wore a Time's Up pin. Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria also adhered to the unofficial dress code, while The Crown stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith donned matching black tuxedos.

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