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Titanic night at the Golden Globes for Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet

Former Titanic co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet were reunited as they were both honoured with big prizes at the Golden Globes.

The pair, who were spotted embracing in the ballroom at the glamorous Los Angeles ceremony, first starred together in James Cameron's Oscar-winning film in 1997 and later teamed up again for Revolutionary Road.

Winslet was the first winner of the night and looked visibly shocked as she was named best supporting actress in a film for her portrayal of Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs.

She said: "I am extremely surprised and overwhelmed. I just want to start by saying what an incredible year for women in film. These categories are so crowded and crammed with incredible integrity and skill and I feel prouder than ever to be included."

DiCaprio was the penultimate winner when he was named best actor in a motion picture drama for his portrayal of fur trapper Hugh Glass in revenge epic The Revenant.

The win puts him one step closer to the coveted Oscar that has so far eluded him.

Arriving at the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel after a standing ovation, DiCaprio said: "This film was about survival, adaptation and the triumph of the human spirit and more importantly it was about trust.

"There is nobody more deserving of that trust than our director Alejandro Inarritu. I've never had an experience like this in my entire life. The depths he went to are unfathomable."

The Revenant was later named best drama, and Alejandro G Inarritu best director, while Ridley Scott's The Martian won in the musical or comedy category.

Scott collected the gong saying "comedy?" before adding: "But anyway I'm very grateful for this."

He paid tribute to his late brother and fellow director Tony, saying: "I love you and miss you."

BBC drama Wolf Hall was named best limited series or TV movie and producer Colin Callender was joined by stars Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance as he accepted the award and made a plea to protect BBC funding.

He said: "Without the BBC, quality programmes like this wouldn't happen and I urge David Cameron and the British Government to do everything they can to protect the BBC and ensure its future."

Sam Smith and his songwriting partner Jimmy Napes slapped each other on the back as they were announced as the winners of best original song for Writing's On The Wall for the James Bond film Spectre.

Smith said: "Honestly, on a real level I genuinely didn't think we were going to get this. This has been the most interesting night of my life, this is amazing. I hope you're having a good time because we are."

The show opened with a monologue from host Ricky Gervais, who addressed the crowd of famous faces as "disgusting, pill-popping, sexual deviant scum".

He added: "I'm going to do this monologue and then go into hiding. Not even Sean Penn will find me."

The best actress in a drama award was presented to Brie Larson for Room, as her young co-star Jacob Tremblay stood on a chair to give her a standing ovation, while Jennifer Lawrence embraced her friend and fellow nominee Amy Schumer as she was named best actress in a comedy or musical for Joy.

Matt Damon was honoured with the best actor in a music or comedy gong for The Martian.

Sylvester Stallone also received a standing ovation as he was named best supporting actor in a motion picture for his reprisal of the role of Rocky Balboa in Creed.

Collecting his trophy, he reeled off a list of thanks and concluded: "Last of all, I want to thank my imaginary friend Rocky Balboa for being the best friend I ever had."

Lady Gaga kissed American Horror Story: Hotel creator Ryan Murphy and her fiancee Taylor Kinney as she was named best lead actress in a limited series or TV movie for her role in the horror anthology.

Accepting the award and fighting back tears, she said: "I feel like Cher in Moonstruck right now, it's like one of the greatest moments of my life."

Hacker thriller Mr Robot scored the Globe for best TV drama while Amazon show Mozart In The Jungle, set in the world of a classical orchestra, was named best TV musical or comedy.

Jon Hamm embraced fellow nominees Bob Odenkirk and Liev Schreiber as he was named best actor in a TV series drama for Mad Men.

Accepting his award, he thanked the show's creator Matthew Weiner, saying: "Thank you to Mr Weiner for writing this horrible person all the way through to the end of this incredible ride and picking me to play him. And thank you for not taking my suggestion and ending the entire series on Chumbawamba, you picked the right song."

Taraji P Henson handed cookies to audience members including Gaga, Angela Bassett and DiCaprio as she was named best actress in a TV drama for the role of Cookie Lyon in hip hop saga Empire.

Other winners included Christian Slater for best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV movie for Mr Robot, Gael Garcia Bernal for best actor in a musical or comedy TV series for his role as conductor Rodrigo in Mozart In The Jungle, Maura Tierney for best supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie category for The Affair and Oscar Isaac for best actor in a limited series or TV movie for HBO drama Show Me A Hero.

Inside Out was named best animated feature film while the best screenplay award was given to Aaron Sorkin for Steve Jobs.


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