Brits sweep up at Golden Globes

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Last night in Hollywood saw the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. The show was presented by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The big winners of the night were Boyhood and a number of new TV dramas. Pleasingly many significant British productions and talent was recognised and did very well such as; Eddie Redmayne with his star turn as Stephen Hawking in the Theory of Everything, Ruth Wilson for The Affair, and Joanne Frogett who is famous stateside as housemaid Anna Bates in Downtown Abbey.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star as Stephen and Jane Hawking in the Theory of Everything

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star as Stephen and Jane Hawking in the Theory of Everything

Many TV shows in their first year of broadcast did very well, including; Transparent, Fargo and The Affair which all won major awards. What made these Golden Globes unique compared with past ceremonies is that for the first time traditional American TV Networks (FOX, NBC, CBS) were pushed out of the awards by internet newcomers like NETFLIX, and AMAZON. But there was also disappointments for the HBO drama’s True Detective and Game of Thrones.

Many of the actors, such as Helen Mirren and George and Amal Clooney, paid tribute on the red carpet to Charlie Hebdo, the satirical newspaper that was the target of fanatical terrorists last week.

Commentators were keen to see the outcome of the Golden Globes, as they  are traditionally seen as the predictions Oscar winners. With a Golden Globe under his belt, perhaps 2015 will be Mr Redmayne’s year?

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