With big wins for The Night Manager and The Crown, British stars certainly made their mark at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on the evening of Sunday 8 January 2017.
Some of the nation’s favourite actors received accolades – from Tom Hiddleston to Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie, who all won awards for their roles in the hugely popular BBC drama The Night Manager.
Tom Hiddleston won Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, while Olivia Colman won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, and Hugh Laurie won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Tom Hiddleston accepts the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for his role in The Night Manager at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on 8 January 2017 (© HFPA)
Hugh Laurie accepts the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television for his role in The Night Manager (© HFPA)
Olivia Colman, who also won an award for The Night Manager (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series Made for Television) is pictured here with Emilia Fox and Tom Hiddleston at the BAFTAs (photo: BAFTA/Jonathan Birch)
Claire Foy poses backstage after winning Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama for her role in The Crown (© HFPA)
The awards were presented by Sting – the original English man in New York – and Carrie Underwood (© HFPA)
Eddie Redmayne – who escaped a nomination this year – and Jessica Chastain present an award at the Golden Globe Awards 2017 (© HFPA)
A gratuitous shot of Brad Pitt, because, you know, Brad Pitt (© HFPA)
Meryl Streep used her platform in accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award to criticize Donald Trump’s policies, particularly on immigration (© HFPA)
The winner for Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical was La La Land, which swept the board with seven awards (photo © HFPA)
Relative newcomer Claire Foy, who is certainly getting to grips with royal roles after playing Anne Boleyn in Wolf Hall and enthralling audiences as a young Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix-original drama The Crown, won Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama for her role in The Crown.
Other Brits taking to the stage include Sting – the original English Man in New York – who presented the awards alongside Carrie Underwood, and Eddie Redmayne. Redmayne somehow escaped a nomination this year, but presented an award – looking Bond-sharp as ever – alongside Jessica Chastain.
The winner of one of the most coveted awards – Best Motion Picture – went to La La Land, which swept the board with seven awards including best acting awards for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone and best director for Damien Chazelle.
The awards were not without controversy, with both Meryl Streep and Hugh Laurie using their platform when receiving awards to criticise the policies of incoming US President Donald Trump.
See the full List of Golden Globe Award winners here