BOYHOOD was the greatest winner of the night at Hollywood’s 72nd Golden Globe Awards.
The film brought in awards for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director for Richard Linklater and Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.
Eddie Redmayne took the prize for Best Actor in a drama, beating fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch, while Birdman’s Michael Keaton won the award for Best Actor in a comedy.
The Best Motion Picture – Comedy award went to Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, Amy Adams was chosen as Best Actress in a comedy for her role in Tim Burton’s Big Eyes while Best Actress in a drama went to Julianne Moore for Still Alice.
In TV, Downton Abbey actress Joanna Froggatt took the award for television’s best supporting actress. It was also a good evening for the TV series Fargo, which won two awards, one for actor Billy Bob Thornton.
Recent terrorist attacks in Paris were remembered before the ceremony.
Many celebrities, including actor-director George Clooney who received the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award in recognition of his film career and humanitarian work, displayed Je Suis Charlie badges and signs on the red carpet.
Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organises the awards, declared: “Together we will stand united against anyone who would repress free speech anywhere, from North Korea to Paris.”