Golden Globes British actors among the winners

Golden Globes British actors among the winners

British actors are among the winners at a Golden Globes ceremony that mixes celebration with anti-Trump feeling.

British talent put on a strong show at the Golden Globes, with winners including stars from The Night Manager and The Crown.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 26, was among the early winners with a nod for best supporting actor in a movie for his role in Tom Ford’s film Nocturnal Animals.

He dedicated his award to his wife film-maker Sam Taylor-Johnson, 49, describing her as his soulmate and thanking her for “putting up with me”.

Among those he beat in the category was fellow Briton Dev Patel who had been nominated for his performance in Lion.

Director Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson attends the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California
Image Caption:Director Sam Taylor-Johnson and actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson arriving at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards

British actor Hugh Laurie was one of a number of award-winners from TV thriller The Night Manager.

Laurie appeared to take a shot at US President-elect Donald Trump as he accepted his best supporting actor award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at what he jokingly described as the “last ever Golden Globes”.

He added: “I don’t mean to be gloomy. It’s just it has ‘Hollywood’, ‘foreign’ and ‘press’ in the title. To some Republicans even the word ‘association’ is slightly sketchy.

“I accept this award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere.”

Olivia Colman and Tom Hiddleston also won Golden Globes for their roles in The Night Manager – Colman for best supporting actress in a limited TV series and Hiddleston for best actor.

Colman chose not to fly to LA for the ceremony, so she would be on top form to star in Sir Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Murder On The Orient Express.

“I can’t believe I was not there but it feelslike the wrong thing not being there for the first week of a new job,” she said.

“I don’t want to be that person who turns up jetlagged but now I sort of think they would have forgiven me.”

Claire Foy continued the run of British award winners, with best actress in a TV drama for her portrayal of the Queen in The Crown. The royal show also won best TV drama series, beating Game Of Thrones and Westworld.

Foy said she was “shocked” to win, describing it as an “out-of-body experience”.

She added: “I really wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for some extraordinary women, one is Queen Elizabeth II.

“She has been at the centre of the world for the past 63 years and I think the world could do with a few more women at the centre of it if you ask me.”

La La Land won best movie (musical or comedy) and its leads Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone won awards for their performances.

Gosling thanked his partner Eva Mendes, saying: “While I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising my daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer.”

He dedicated his award to that brother – Juan Carlos Mendes, who died from cancer last year, aged 53.

The film’s composer Justin Hurwitz won best score and its lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul won best original song for City Of Stars.

Moonlight won the award for best film (drama), while Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea) won best actor in a drama film andIsabelle Huppert (Elle) won best actress.

Viola Davis won best-supporting film actress for her role in Fences, beating British actress Naomi Harris who was nominated for her role in Moonlight.

Fellow Briton Charlotte Rampling also missed out on the Golden Globe for best actress in a limited TV series for her role in London Spy.

Tracee Ellis Ross poses with the award for Best Actress in a Comedy TV series for her role in Black-ish, in the press room at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, January 8, 2017, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
Image Caption:Tracee Ellis Ross dedicated her award to ‘all the women of colour and colourful people’

Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of singer Diana Ross, was awarded best actress in a TV series (comedy or musical) for her role in Black-ish, dedicating her win to “all the women of colour and colourful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy, valid and important”.

Billy Bob Thornton won the Golden Globe for best TV drama actor in the Amazon series Goliath, where he plays a disgraced lawyer seeking revenge against his former firm.

Meryl Streep was honoured for her contribution to entertainment with the Cecil B DeMille award and in her acceptance speech she referenced Laurie’s earlier words about Mr Trump.

“You and all of us in this room belong to the most vilified segment of American society right now. Think about it – Hollywood, foreigners and the press.

“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if you kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”

She commented on an incident during which Mr Trump appeared to mock a disabled reporter last year, saying: “It broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out of my head.

“It wasn’t in a movie – it was real life… When powerful people use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

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