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'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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Cate Blanchett wins best actress in drama Golden Globe

Australian actress Cate Blanchett has won the best actress in a drama Golden Globe for her role in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine".

Cate Blanchett won for playing a socialite in the throws of a nervous breakdown as she falls into poverty and homelessness. Credit: Reuters

She won a Golden Globe for her role as a young Queen Elizabeth 1st in the 1998 film, "Elizabeth".

American Hustle wins best comedy or musical film

David O Russell's 1970s caper "American Hustle" has taken home the Golden Globe for best film, comedy or musical.

From left to right - director David O. Russell, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner. Credit: Reuters

The film about two con-artists who set up stings to catch corrupt politicians also won awards for best actress (Amy Adams) and best supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence).

Russell, who directed 2013's Silver Linings Playbook, also starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, thanked his "dream team of actors".

Leonardo DiCaprio wins best actor in a comedy

Leonardo DiCaprio has picked up the best actor in a comedy Golden Globe for Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street".

Leonardo DiCaprio praised director Martin Scorsese for being a "visionary". Credit: Reuters

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".

Gravity director wins Golden Globe for best director

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron has won the best director award at the Golden Globes for his film Gravity.

Alfonso Cuaron won best director for his film Gravity. Credit: Reuters

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".

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Jacqueline Bisset's 'barmy' speech teased on Twitter

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.

Read: Brit Jacqueline Bisset wins Golden Globe

The actress cursed a few times, and appeared to continue talking once the music to signal her time was up started to play.

Jared Leto wins best supporting actor

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.

Jared Leto also fronts the rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Credit: Reuters

On accepting his award, Leto told the audience he had to wax the whole of his body to play the role.

Amy Adams wins best actress at the Golden Globes

Amy Adams has won the best actress Golden Globe for her role in "American Hustle".

Amy Adams was nominated last year for her role in the Master. Credit: Reuters

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.

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