Golden Globes 2016: Jennifer Lawrence beats Amy Schumer to Best Comedy Actress award

Chloe Best

Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer may have gone head to head for the best actress in a comedy award at the Golden Globes, but they didn't let their rivalry stand in the way of their friendship. Amy graciously gave Jennifer a congratulatory hug after Michael Keaton announced her as the winner for her performance in Joy.

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The pair sat at a table together with actress Saiorse Ronan and a group of friends inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where they appeared to be having endless fun and laughter together throughout the awards ceremony.

Joining the group were Amy's sister Kim Caramele and her boyfriend Ben Hanisch. While Ben chose to skip the red carpet, he attended the ceremony, marking their first high profile public appearance together.

The couple went public with their romance when Ben accompanied Amy to the White House earlier in the week, and Amy revealed that both he and her sister would be joining her at the Golden Globes in a throwback Instagram post on Thursday.

Earlier in the day Ben had shared a photo of them hiking together, adding the message: "So excited for this talented woman tonight!"

It was a big night for Amy, as she was nominated for two awards for her film Trainwreck; best comedy film and best actress in a comedy film.

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Jennifer previously said that she wanted Amy to win the Best Actress award, explaining that she thought it would benefit the movie they have been working on together. "I genuinely don't want it," she told eTalk, adding: "Selfishly, it would be good for our movie if she won, so vote for Amy."

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