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.
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 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".
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".
Australian actress Cate Blanchett has won the best actress in a drama Golden Globe for her role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine".
She won a Golden Globe for her role as a young Queen Elizabeth 1st in the 1998 film, "Elizabeth".
David O Russell's 1970s caper "American Hustle" has taken home the Golden Globe for best film, comedy or musical.
Russell, who directed 2013's Silver Linings Playbook, also starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, thanked his "dream team of actors".
Leonardo DiCaprio has picked up the best actor in a comedy Golden Globe for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street".
DiCaprio said he "never expected" to win a Golden Globe for a comedy, and thanked Martin Scorsese for being a "risk-taker" and thanked him for his "mentorship".
Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron has won the best director award at the Golden Globes for his film Gravity.
The Mexican director joked that his thick accent made it difficult for leading lady Sandra Bullock to understand him at times.
He thanked her for "not quitting" when she thought Cuaron said, "I am going to give you herpes" when he really said "Sandra, I am going to give you an ear piece".
British Actress Jacqueline Bisset raised a few eyebrows and a lot of Twitter comments after making her acceptance speech at the Golden Globe awards in Los Angeles.
The actress cursed a few times, and appeared to continue talking once the music to signal her time was up started to play.
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Rock star and actor Jared Leto has won the best supporting actor in a motion picture Golden Globe for his portrayal of an AIDS positive transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club.
On accepting his award, Leto told the audience he had to wax the whole of his body to play the role.
Jacqueline Bisset has become the first Brit to take home an award at this year's Golden Globe awards.
The actress won the best supporting actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie for her role in the BBC's Dancing on the Edge.
Amy Adams has won the best actress Golden Globe for her role in "American Hustle".
The American actress plays a con-woman in David O. Russell's film about two con-artists who are forced by the FBI to launch sting operations to catch corrupt politicians in 1970s America.