The Golden Globes rolled around this year again, and there were many surprises. One of the biggest surprises was that the organisers decided that it would be a good idea to bring back Ricky Gervais to present the evening's proceedings, and luckily (or unluckily) he didn't offend as many celebrities this time around.
Quite a lot of UK talent received awards this time around. TV and film stars were awarded high honours, not to mention those who worked behind the scenes to make such great productions possible. One of the most well deserved awards given this year was Kate Winslet's
for the Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie. She played Mildred Pierce
in a five part series of the same name, focusing on the struggles of a single mum trying to deal with many of life's issues whilst opening a business. Her performance was incredible, and we certainly feel that the awards were given according to her merits.
Downton Abbey continues its huge success across the Atlantic, picking up the Golden Globe for Best Television Mini Series, beating Cinema Verite, The Hour, Mildred Pierce and Too Big to Fail in the process. There were also nominations for Dame Maggie Grace, Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern, who unfortunately didn't win.
Damian Lewis has been starring in the TV series Homeland for the whole season it has run as one of the main protagonists. The show received the award for the Best Drama series of the year, beating many others that put up stiff competition, including Boardwalk Empire, American Horror Story, Boss, and Game of Thrones.
There were, of course, many nominees this year that we believe had a good chance of winning but didn't. We thought Kenneth Branagh in My Week with Marilyn deserved some sort of reward, and that Jeremy Irons' performances in the Borgias series should have received more praise. Yet not everyone can win every time, and those that did win this year are certainly worth the recognition.