British gems Adele and Daniel Day-Lewis went home with two of the top prizes at this year's Golden Globes. The Someone Like You songstress was lauded for her soaring Bond theme Skyfall, while Daniel scooped Best Actor in a Drama thanks to his role in American Civil War biopic, Lincoln.
Collecting her award, the new mum thanked Hollywood in her typically down-to-earth style, name checking her newborn son and her partner, Simon Konecki. "Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God," she said as she took charge of the microphone. "Honestly I came for a night out, with my friend Ida, we're new mums. I was not expecting this. Thank you so much".
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The star continued: "[It's] very strange to be here, thank you so much for letting me be a part of your world for a night, it's amazing…we've been laughing!
"I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press, I never thought I'd say that. And this is for my boyfriend who convinced me to do it ... and my lovely son. Thank you so much."
Brooding thespian Daniel Day-Lewis beat of stiff competition from the likes of Joaquin Phoenix and Denzel Washington to add yet another special statue to his mantelpiece. Attending with his wife, he took his latest honour in his stride.
Earlier in the evening, Bill Clinton had introduced clips of the actor's performance as the 16th president of the United States, and Daniel joked about the presence of two such powerful men in the same place, asking: "Are you sure there's room for another ex-president on this stage?".
He went on to thank his director Steven Spielberg, saying: "You've given me an experience that I'll treasure until the end of my life."
The leading lady in a Drama honoured at this year's ceremony was none other than Jessica Chastain, who was put on the critics' radar after playing an ambitious CIA analyst hunting Osama Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty. She pipped some of the big screen's favourites to the post, coming out ahead of Hitchcock's Dame Helen Mirren and Naomi Watts, who gave a stellar turn as a tsunami survivor in The Impossible.
Big films given the thumbs-up included Ben Affleck's Iranian hostage thriller Argo which snared Best Drama, and the film adaptation of the West End classic, Les Miserables, which reigned in the musical and comedy category.
Argo filmmaker Ben – who also starred in and produced the film – honoured his wife Jennifer Garner as his project secured him Best Director as well as dominating the film category. "I adore you. I love you so much," he told her from the podium before descending back into the audience and planting a kiss on his lady's cheek.
Meanwhile, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway were both given individual awards for their all-singing, all-acting turn in Les Miserables. The home grown film – directed by British The King's Speech filmmaker Tom Hooper – has left audiences and critics breathless, and is now poised for another haul of awards at the Oscars.
On the small screen, Homeland remained king of prime time territory, while the show's stars were also decorated: Claire Danes won her second consecutive Best Actress in a Drama Series award, while her co-star Damian Lewis – aka hostage survivor Nicholas Brody – also went home with a gong.
New series Girls – which documents the struggles of four young New Yorkers – also began to make ripples. Lead actress Lena Dunham went home with a trophy after coming out on top in the Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy category.
2013 Golden Globe® Winners
BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
BEST MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL/COMEDY
- Les Miserables
BEST ACTOR - DRAMA
- Daniel Day-Lewis - Lincoln
BEST ACTRESS - DRAMA
- Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
BEST ACTOR - COMEDY/MUSICAL
- Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
BEST ACTRESS - COMEDY/MUSICAL
- Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
- Skyfall - Skyfall
BEST TV SERIES - DRAMA
BEST TV SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL