12 Years a Slave wins best drama film at Golden Globes

12 Years a Slave, directed by British director Steve McQueen, won best drama film at the Golden Globes. The biggest winner was American Hustle, which won three awards, but Brit actress Jacqueline Bisset stole the headlines with her acceptance speech.

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PM: Congratulations to 12 Years a Slave

The Prime Minister has congratulated those behind the film 12 Years a Slave, directed by Brit Steve McQueen, which won best drama film at the Golden Globes:

Full list of Golden Globe television winners

  • Series, Drama: ‘Breaking Bad’
  • Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, 'House of Cards'
  • Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, ‘Breaking Bad’
  • Series, Musical or Comedy: ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
  • Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, ‘Parks and Recreation’
  • Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’
  • Miniseries or Movie: ‘Behind the Candelabra’
  • Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, 'Top of the Lake’
  • Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, ‘Behind the Candelabra’
  • Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, ‘Dancing on the Edge'
  • Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, ‘Ray Donovan’

Full list of Golden Globe film winners

The Golden Globe awards are divided into two categories, film and television. The winners in the film category were:

  • Drama: '12 Years a Slave'
  • Musical or Comedy: 'American Hustle'
  • Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, 'Dallas Buyers Club'
  • Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, 'Blue Jasmine'
  • Director: Alfonso Cuaron, 'Gravity'
  • Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’
  • Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, ‘American Hustle’
  • Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, ‘Dallas Buyers Club’
  • Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, ‘American Hustle’
  • Foreign Language: ‘The Great Beauty’
  • Animated Film: ‘Frozen’
  • Screenplay: Spike Jonze, ‘Her’
  • Original Score: Alex Ebert, ‘All Is Lost’
  • Original Song: ‘ Ordinary Love’’, U2, ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.’

Starlets shimmer in array of colours at Golden Globes

Actress Michelle Dockery arriving at the Awards in Los Angeles early this morning. Credit: Reuters
Singer Taylor Swift arriving at the Golden Globe Awards. Credit: Reuters
Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler before the ceremony. Credit: Reuters
Girls star Lena Dunham arriving on the Golden Globes. Credit: Reuters
Actress Lupita Nyong'o from the film '12 Years a Slave' walking down the red carpet. Credit: Reuters


Brit actress makes rambling award acceptance speech

British actress Jacqueline Bisset made a heartfelt speech at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles after unexpectedly winning the award for best supporting actress in a series, mini-series of TV movie for her role in the BBC's Dancing on the Edge.

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The actress appeared to be stunned by her win, and cursed live on the show. The music to signal she should stop talking played several times before she finally finished by telling the cheering crowd how much she loved her family.

'12 Years a Slave' wins best drama film

In a bittersweet night for the British film industry, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave took home the best drama motion picture award at the Golden Globes.

British director Steve McQueen was won of only two Brits to take home Golden Globes Credit: Reuters

London-born McQueen, who has won awards at Cannes, the Baftas and even the Turner Prize for his video artwork, thanked Brad Pitt because "without you this movie never would have got made".

Matthew McConaughey picks up best actor award

Matthew McConaughey has won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama for his role as a homophobic cowboy who is diagnosed with AIDS in "Dallas Buyers Club".

Matthew McConaughey beat Brit Idris Elba to win the best actor gong. Credit: Reuters

McConaughey, who plays Ron Woodroof in the biographical film about a man dying of AIDS who smuggles medication into America, said the film "was never about dying, always about living".

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