Dame Maggie, Lewis land Globe wins

Damian Lewis, Dame Maggie Smith and Adele were among the British stars winning big on Golden Globes night.

Dame Maggie, who did not attend the ceremony, picked up her award for best supporting actress in a TV miniseries in Downton Abbey.

Homeland won the Golden Globe for best TV drama series, while its star British actor Damian Lewis received the TV drama actor Globe.

"I'd like to dedicate this to my mum, looking down on me bursting with pride telling everyone around her how well her son is doing in acting," he said.

Pop star Adele and co-writer Paul Epworth won for best song for their theme tune to the James Bond adventure Skyfall.

"Oh, my God!" Adele gushed repeatedly, before offering gratitude to the group that presents the Globes. "I'd like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press. I never thought I'd say that."

HBO's account of the rise of Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign was an early winner. Game Change earned the Golden Globe as best television miniseries, while Julianne Moore, who portrayed Palin, earned best actress honours for a miniseries or movie.

Jennifer Lawrence won the Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy or musical for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook. Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress for her performance in Les Miserables.

Christoph Waltz won the supporting-actor Golden Globe for his role as a genteel bounty hunter who takes on an ex-slave as an apprentice in Django Unchained. The win was Waltz's second supporting-actor prize at the Globes, both of them coming in Quentin Tarantino films.

The prize for musical score went to Mychael Danna for the lost-at-sea tale Life of Pi, who said he wanted to share the award with the film's director, Ang Lee. "Ang, I will always treasure this voyage we made together," Danna said. "Thank for guiding us all to shore safely."