Golden Globes 2014 Winners
The major honours at the Golden Globes ended up with the favourites as American Hustle won three awards, but 12 Years A Slave concluded the night as best film drama.
David O Russell's con-artist caper American Hustle swiped best film comedy, and acting awards for Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.And despite missing out in the other six categories it was nominated in, the unflinching historical drama 12 Years A Slave won one of the most important gongs.
"A little bit in shock," said its British director Steve McQueen, before shrugging "Roll, Jordan, roll" - the lyrics to the old gospel song sung in the slavery epic.
However, best picture was the only award for the film, which had seven nominations, tied for the most with American Hustle.
The awards returned Jennifer, a winner last year for Silver Linings Playbook, to the stage for an acceptance speech - something she said was no easier a year later. "Don't ever do this again," she said to herself. "It's so scary."
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto both won for their startlingly gaunt performances in the Texas HIV drama Dallas Buyers Club.
Leonardo DiCaprio, a nine-time Golden Globe nominee, won his second Globe for best actor in a comedy for his uninhibited work in The Wolf Of Wall Street. He thanked director Martin Scorsese for his mentorship (Wolf is their fifth film together) and for "allowing me to stalk you to make this movie".
Alfonso Cuaron won best director for the space odyssey Gravity, a worldwide hit and critical favourite. The film will probably join American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave as an Oscar frontrunner on Thursday, when Academy Awards nominations are announced.
U2 and Danger Mouse won the award for best original song for Ordinary Love, recorded for the Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.
Cate Blanchett won best actress in a drama for her Blanche DuBois-like performance in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. Woody was honoured, too, with the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award. Always an awards no-show, he left Diane Keaton to accept on his behalf.
Breaking Bad scooped several of the television honours once more, picking up several gongs, while detective comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine enjoyed a more surprising success at the awards.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine won the Globe for best television comedy, with star Andy Samberg winning best comic actor. Andy seemed stunned to win in a category that included Jim Parsons, star of television's most popular comedy The Big Bang Theory, and sentimental favourite Michael J Fox, who has his own NBC show.
Breaking Bad won best drama, with its star Bryan Cranston winning the award for best dramatic actor.