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Golden Globes 2017: The Night Manager and The Crown triumph in TV categories

The Night Manager

BRITISH drama enjoyed a night to remember at the Golden Globes, winning several of the top awards.

BBC drama The Night Manager won three acting prizes, including best actor in a mini-series or motion picture made for TV for Tom Hiddleston, as well as best supporting actor and actress in the equivalent categories for Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman.

Claire Foy, who plays the Queen in Netflix’s royal epic The Crown, was named best TV drama actress, while the show itself took best TV drama.

Upon collecting his award, Hiddleston said: “Well this is lovely. Thank you.”

He went on to dedicate his win to aid workers in South Sudan, where he had recently travelled, and where he said he had met humanitarian personnel who had watched the show while sheltering from shelling.

The Night Manager was a six-part thriller adapted from the 1993 John Le Carre novel of the same name and made by the BBC and US network AMC.

Hiddleston’s co-star, Laurie, who played the villain in the series [an arms dealer], said: “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.”

In a reference to US President-elect Donald Trump, he continued: “I don’t mean to be gloomy. It’s just that it has ‘Hollywood’, ‘foreign’ and ‘press’ in the title.”

The Crown was, for many, a surprise winner given that it triumphed in a strong field ahead of shows such as HBO’s Game of Thrones and Westworld, as well as Stranger Things.

The regal epic tells the story of the British royal family from the 1950s onwards and has a reported budget of £100m.

Accepting her best TV drama actress 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.”

Elsewhere, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story won two awards from its five nominations – best mini-series or TV movie, and best mini-series or TV movie actress for Sarah Paulson.

And hip-hop comedy Atlanta was named comedy or musical series, while its creator Donald Glover won best actor in a comedy or musical series.

Billy Bob Thornton was named best actor in a dramatic television series for his performance in Goliath, while Tracee Ellis Ross took the award for best performance by an actress in a television series – comedy or musical for her performance in Black-ish.

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