Kate Winslet, Idris Elba and Downton Abbey were among the British winners of TV gongs at the 2012 Golden Globes.
Kate was named best actress in a miniseries or movie for Mildred Pierce, while ITV hit Downton Abbey received an award for best miniseries or movie. Idris won an acting gong for his work on BBC detective show Luther.
Downton stars Elizabeth McGovern (Cora, Countess of Grantham) said on the red carpet: "I think they [viewers] love the drama and the intrigue, and they also love that solidity of the life, that it's free of mobile phones and Twitter... I think they like the peace of it but there's still a lot happening."
Her co-star Hugh Bonneville (Earl of Grantham) added: "Also, I think people love period dramas but this is one where no one knows the ending. It's not like an adaptation of a book. And there's something for everyone."
Other TV winners included Laura Dern for comedy or musical actress in Enlightened and Kelsey Grammer for dramatic actor in Boss.
Homeland was named best drama series, while its star Claire Danes picked up the award for best actress in a drama. Matt LeBlanc was named best actor in a comedy or musical for Episodes.
Modern Family was named best comedy or musical show.
Jessica Lange was named best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie for American Horror Story. Peter Dinklage won the award for best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie for Game Of Thrones.