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Brits dominate at the Golden Globes with wins for 'The Night Manager' and Netflix's 'The Crown'

Ellie Walker-Arnott
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Ellie Walker-Arnott

British stars were triumphant at last night's Golden Globes ceremony in LA, with BBC drama 'The Night Manager' and Netflix's royal series 'The Crown' picking up multiple accolades. 

The dramas swept up in the top TV categories. 'The Crown' took home best TV drama and best actress in a TV drama for Claire Foy, while Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie all picked up acting awards for their roles in 'The Night Manager', an adaptation of John Le Carré's novel which aired on BBC1 last year. Brit Aaron Taylor-Johnson also picked up a prize for his supporting role in film 'Nocturnal Animals'. 

Accepting her award, Claire Foy paid tribute to the Queen, saying: 'She has been at the centre of the world for the past 63 years and I think the world could do with a few more women at the centre of it if you ask me.'

The first series of 'The Crown', which follows a young Elizabeth Windsor as she marries and prepares for her coronation, beat TV heavyweights 'Game of Thrones', 'Westworld', 'This Is Us' and 'Stranger Things'. 

Tom Hiddleston called his win for the role of a hotel night manager recruited by the British government to infiltrate an arms dealer's inner circle 'lovely'. While, days away from the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump, Laurie opted for a more political statement in his acceptance speech, saying: 'Thank you to the HFPA for this amazing honour. I suppose made more amazing by the fact that I'll be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes.'

'I don't mean to be gloomy. It's just that it has Hollywood, foreign and press in the title.'

Other big winners at last night's Golden Globes include 'La La Land', which picked up a record-breaking seven statuettes, including best musical or comedy and acting awards for leads Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

'The People vs OJ Simpson' and star Sarah Paulson, 'Atlanta' and Donald Glover, Billy Bob Thornton ('Goliath'), Tracee Ellis Ross ('Blackish'), 'Manchester By the Sea' and lead Casey Affleck, 'Elle' and Isabelle Huppert and Viola Davis ('Fences') also picked up awards. 

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