Sunday night should have marked an important occasion for both Casey Affleck and Sylvester Stallone.
The former was nominated for (and later won) Best Actor in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globe Awards for his role in Manchester by the Sea.
The latter, meanwhile, had the honor of his daughters all walking the stage as Miss Golden Globe 2017.
And yet... Stallone was nowhere to be seen during the show.
Is Miss Golden Globe 2017 a totally random and weird and sexist distinction to still be around at this point in time?
But that's not why sources say the camera never cut away to Stallone. It wasn't due to a lack of pride.
It was due to Stallone and his wife, Jennifer Flavin, walking up to their assigned table just before the ceremony got underway.
According to People Magazine and other insiders, an awkward situation ensued when there was only one open seat available.
Moreover, these same insiders say that others seated around the table - Affleck, Matt Damon and Manchester by the Sea writer-director Kenneth Lonergan to name a few - didn’t do anything to accommodate the Stallones.
The couple grew irate and left for the green room, where they remained for the duration of the event.
A source cites "confusion" over the seating arrangement, but emphasizes that no one meant any ill will toward Stallone and his wife.
“There weren’t enough seats and so there was confusion, but it wasn’t personal against him,” says the source, adding that an additional chair was brought to the table and seats facing the stage were eventually freed up.
By this time, however, Stallone had no interest in returning to the table.
Later in the night, Affleck crossed paths with Stallone.
This was after he had taken home one of the most coveted trophies of the evening.
He tried to apologize for the seating snafu, but Stallone was not receptive. He barely gave Casey the time of day.
A rep for Stallone refutes this entire report, however.
“The story you refer to is an interesting rumor – but a rumor nonetheless," this rep says in a statement adding:
"Sylvester Stallone had a wonderful evening attending and presenting at the Golden Globes and celebrating with his family and friends."
But did he enjoy Sofia Vergara making anal sex jokes about his daughters?
Really! That's sort of what happened!
Check out the following video to see what we mean: