Kate Winslet led the charge on a night of glory for British talent at the Golden Globes.The English rose was named best TV actress for her role in Mildred Pierce – and celebrated with a kiss from Ned RocknRoll, her boyfriend of four months. He'd stayed out of the way as she made a glamorous entrance in a monochrome column by Jenny Packham. But there's no doubt Kate and her beau – real name Ned Abel Smith – are very much in love, as they enjoyed a tender embrace when her win was announced.
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On the stage, she dedicated her award to her "beautiful children Mia and Joe". "They light up my life every day. I'm so proud to be their mum". "I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press for giving this award to me and for putting me in a category with such incredible heavyweights whom I feel honoured to stand alongside," she added. Small screen phenomenon Downtown Abbey was also recognised in the best mini-series for television category. The show's creator, Julian Fellowes, said: "How fabulous this is. The whole Downton adventure has been an extraordinary one. "Like spotting a promising child and waking up to find they've have won the Olympics - and that's what we've lived through."
Meanwhile, after a Golden Globe nomination last year, Idris Elba looked thrilled to finally hold aloft the Best Actor trophy for BBC Drama Luther.
The dashing actor was recognised for his role as a detective in the one of the BBC's most gritty crime dramas since Prime Suspect.Other big winners on the night included Meryl Streep who won Best Actress for her silver screen re-incarnation of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
George Clooney also continued his domination of awards season by taking home Best Actor for The Descendants. Topping off a star-studded night was Madonna, who received a nod for her efforts on W.E. soundtrack scooping Best Original Song for Masterpiece.
69th Golden Globes Awards® Winners
BEST MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA
- George Clooney - The Descendants BEST FEMALE ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
- Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
- Christopher Plummer - Beginners BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
- Octavia Spencer - The Help BEST DRAMA
- The Descendants BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
- Jean Dujardin - The Artist BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
- Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- The Artist BEST ANIMATED FILM
- The Adventures of Tintin BEST DIRECTOR
- Martin Scorsese - Hugo BEST SCREENPLAY
- Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
- A Separation Iran