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Eddie Redmayne wins best actor Golden Globe award

Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe arriving at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, USA, January 11, 2015. Credit: PA Wire

British star Eddie Redmayne has won the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama - beating off fierce competition from both sides of the Atlantic.

The 33 year-old bagged the coveted award for his moving portrayal of the physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.

He overcame stiff competition from fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch to be handed the award.

Redmayne, who tied the knot with his wife Hannah Bagshawe last month, paid tribute to Professor Hawking and his co-star Felicity Jones, who he called a "formidable actress who raised my game".

Also referring to his new wife and having to cut short their honeymoon to come to the ceremony, he said: "I promised her sunshine - it wasn't so great today - but thanks for giving us a honeymoon we'll remember"

George Clooney makes touching 'Je Suis Charlie' dedication

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Actor George Clooney finished an acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards with a dedication to to the unity marches in Paris in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

53-year-old Clooney, who was at the Hollywood awards to receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, said:

"There were millions of people who marched not just in Paris, but around the world. And they were Christians and Jews and Muslims. They were leaders of countries all over the world. And they didn’t march in protest; they marched in support of the idea that we will not walk in fear. We won’t do it. So, Je Suis Charlie. Thank you."

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Video courtesy: Golden Globe Awards. Clips provided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions, Inc.

Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt wins Golden Globe

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Downton Abbey star Joanne Froggatt has won a Golden Globe for her role in the TV series - and revealed it was the "most shocking moment" of her life.

The Yorkshire-born actress ditched her maid's outfit for the glamour of the red carpet as she was awarded the plaudit at the Hollywood ceremony for for best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or TV movie.

Froggart, 34, who plays the loveable lady's maid Anna Bates in the ITV television show, has been given some hard-hitting storylines in the past season as her character had to cope with the aftermath of being raped and being wrongly accused of murdering her attacker.

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Birdman leads Golden Globes nominations with seven

The surreal showbusiness satire Birdman has led the Golden Globe Awards film nominations with seven potential gongs.

In the Best Comedy or Musical Film category, Birdman will contend with The Grand Budapest Hotel, Into the Woods, Pride and St Vincent.

In the best drama film category, Boyhood goes up against Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Selma, and The Theory of Everything.

Knightley vs Streep for Best Supporting Actress

Keira Knightley and Meryl Streep are among the stars who will battle it out for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes.

Keira Knightley pictured with another Golden Globe nominee, Benedict Cumberbatch. Credit: Sonia Moskowitz/Zuma Press/Press Association Images

They will face Patricia Arquette, Jessica Chastain and Emma Stone at the awards ceremony.

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