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Golden night for Brits at Globes

It was a golden night for Brits at the Globes, with Eddie Redmayne and Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt picking up awards at the glitzy Hollywood ceremony.

Redmayne, 33, beat off stiff competition from the likes of fellow countryman Benedict Cumberbatch to bag the coveted trophy for best actor in a drama.

The London-born actor revealed he had to cut his honeymoon short to pick up the gong, which he was given for his moving portrayal of the physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything,

And he was quick to thank his new bride Hannah Bagshawe, reportedly telling the audience: "I promised her sunshine - it wasn't so great today - but thanks for giving us a honeymoon we'll remember".

But leading ladies Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike and Keira Knightley were all snubbed.

However, fellow Brits Joanne Froggatt, 34, and Ruth Wilson, 32, also proved they had the Midas touch as they collected trophies.

Downton Abbey star Froggatt led the British invasion by being one of the first winners of the night when she was named best supporting actress in a TV series for her role as the loveable ladies' maid Anna Bates.

The Yorkshire-born actress ditched her maid's outfit for the glamour of the red carpet as she was awarded the plaudit.

Froggatt has been given some hard-hitting storylines in the past season as her character had to cope with the aftermath of being raped and then wrongly accused of murdering her attacker.

And she paid tribute to victims of sexual violence in her acceptance speech, reportedly telling the audience: "This is the most shocking moment of life.

"After the storyline aired I received a lot of letters from survivors of rape - thank you to everyone who wrote - I heard you."

Fellow Brit Ruth Wilson, 32, was named best actress in a TV drama for her role The Affair, which also stars English actor Dominic West, was also named best TV drama series.

She beat Claire Danes who stars in Homeland, to pick up the title.

Jones, who played Professor Hawkings' wife, went head to head with Pike her role in the thriller Gone Girl for the award for best actress in a drama.

But both Brits lost out to American Julianne Moore, 54, who won the award for her starring role in Still Alice, about a linguistics teacher diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's.

Pike had earlier tipped Moore to pick up the award, telling E! on the red carpet "I would be astonished if I was up there".

Knightley, who showed off her growing baby bump in an elegant white Chanel dress butterflies embroidered on it which took a team of 30 people to hand stitch, also lost out in the best supporting actress category.

But there was good news for honorary Brit Kevin Spacey, who was named best actor in TV drama for his performance in House Of Cards - a remake of a BBC drama originally set in the House of Commons.

Spacey, 55, who has been artistic director of London's Old Vic theatre for more than a decade, gave a famous quote his scheming character in the show as he picked up the award, telling the audience: "This is just the beginning of my revenge."

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