Golden Globes 2016: DiCaprio and Stallone among big winners

Leonardo DiCaprio and Sylvester Stallone were among the big winners at the 2016 Golden Globes, as Kate Winslet flew the flag for Britain in Beverly Hills.

DiCaprio won best actor in a film drama for his role in revenge epic The Revenant, overcoming rivals such as Brits Michael Fassbender and Eddie Redmayne.

After a huge reception from the star-studded audience, DiCaprio said: "This film was about survival, adaptation and the triumph of the human spirit and more importantly it was about trust. There is nobody more deserving of that trust than [director] Alejandro Inarritu. I've never had an experience like this in my entire life. The depths he went to are unfathomable."

The success for DiCaprio and for the film - which also scooped awards for best drama motion picture and best director - adds to speculation that the 41-year-old star may finally win an Oscar, after a string of unsuccessful nominations.

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Earlier, Sylvester Stallone earned a standing ovation when he received his first-ever Golden Globe for best supporting actor in Rocky spin-off Creed.

Collecting his award, the veteran actor, 69, reeled off a list of thank-yous before adding: "Last of all, I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had."

Winslet appeared visibly shocked after beating nominees including Dame Helen Mirron to best supporting actress for a movie, awarded for her portrayal of Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs.

Kate Winslet beat Dame Helen Mirren to her Golden Globe.

A second win for Britain came when Sam Smith and co-songwriter Jimmy Napes scooped best original song for Writing's On The Wall, the theme to Bond film Spectre.

Best actress in a drama went to American Brie Larson for Room, as her young co-star Jacob Tremblay stood on a chair to give her a standing ovation.

Sci-fi survival drama The Martian won the award for best musical or comedy - an apparent misnomer referenced by director Ridley Scott as he collected the trophy.

Lady Gaga gave an emotional speech after winning best lead actress in a limited series or TV movie for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel, telling the audience she had wanted to be an actor before she became a singer.

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Ricky Gervais was controversial yet again in his fourth stint as host of the awards show, with his introduction of Mel Gibson prompting some awkward scenes.

After Gervais had skewered the Australian actor in previous years, he promised to "say something nice" about him, before making a joke about comedian Bill Cosby that prompted a mixture of groans and laughter from the audience.

An earlier joke about Caitlyn Jenner also prompted a backlash on Twitter, when he joked that she "didn't do much for women drivers" - a reference to a fatal car crash involving the transgender former athlete.