"It wasn't on goal!"
And in a follow-up tweet, she described how Streep took the awkward situation sportingly.
Meryl Streep actually tells Jimmy Kimmel that she offered to sit in Mariah Carey's lap, which is one of those awards show photos that would have gone absolutely viral if it had actually happened. "I came back, and there she was, next to Spielberg, sucking up".
Her reaction continued to give us life, though, as Meryl continued: 'She apologised and I said, "No no, stay there".
The 47-year-old singer attended the annual event on Sunday, where she stunned in a glamorous black Dolce & Gabbana dress while supporting the Time's Up initiative.
From there, Poo's account takes readers through an extraordinary night, from taking a "shot for courage" with Streep before stepping out to talk to the cameras to the unreal inspiration it is to hear Oprah champion a cause to which you've devoted your career.
You guessed it: Meryl Streep! "Other than the fact that she's an awesome actor, she's also an unbelievable singer". The "Hero" singer explained she was told to sit there during a commercial break and offered to give Streep her seat back.
Poehler, a Golden Globes presenter, walked the red carpet with Saru Jayaraman, a workplace justice advocate for restaurant workers.