So, whom did the Vampire Diaries star bring with her to the big awards show?
None other than her BFF Julianne Hough.
"Prom Photo ! My date @juliannehough and I, @tophergrace and @ashley_hinshaw. Leaving the house to go to the #globes last Sunday!," Nina posted Wednesday on Instagram, along with the shot of the four of them.
Topher Grace and Chronicle actress Ashley Hinshaw also accompanied the duo, who partied into the night following the Golden Globes at the InStyle and Warner Bros. after party at the Beverly Hilton.
It was tough to tell that Nina was battling a cold as she dazzled on the red carpet in a cleavage-baring Armani cocktail dress, but the 25-year-old actress was actually under the weather prior to heading to the event.
"Perfect day/timing to get sick! Ughhhhhh!," Nina posted on Instagram Sunday, showing a ton of medicine surrounding her in the shot.
Luckily, she was able to pull it together for the evening, looking stunning in another photo she posted hours later.
"Getting ready to Globe... With @ashley_hinshaw @tophergrace #globes," she wrote in a caption alongside the snap, in which she was all dolled up and standing next to Topher and Ashley.
As for her connection to Topher, Nina, Julianne and her brother Derek all went on vacation together last summer, according to Wet Paint.
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