GALLERY: Golden Globes | Blanchett wins Globe and fashion races

Cate Blanchett.
Cate Blanchett.
Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Robert Redford.

Robert Redford.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

Margot Robbie.

Margot Robbie.

Margot Robbie.

Margot Robbie.

Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg

Joanna Newsom and Andy Samberg

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schrieber.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Nancy O'Dell.

Nancy O'Dell.

Zooey Deschanel.

Zooey Deschanel.

Zooey Deschanel.

Zooey Deschanel.

Caitlin FitzGerald.

Caitlin FitzGerald.

Caitlin FitzGerald.

Caitlin FitzGerald.

TV personality Thea Andrews.

TV personality Thea Andrews.

Mike Tyson.

Mike Tyson.

Louise Roe.

Louise Roe.

Louise Roe.

Louise Roe.

Kevin Spacey.

Kevin Spacey.

TV personality Thea Andrews.

TV personality Thea Andrews.

TV personality Shaun Robinson.

TV personality Shaun Robinson.

Steve Coogan.

Steve Coogan.

Maria Menounos.

Maria Menounos.

Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer.

Savannah Guthrie and Matt Lauer.

Beau Bridges.

Beau Bridges.

Monica Potter.

Monica Potter.

Aaron Eckhart.

Aaron Eckhart.

Kristen Connolly.

Kristen Connolly.

Cate Blanchett won the Golden Globe, was named one of the best dressed and is on track to win another Oscar.

It was a great night for the Australian actress, who admitted knocking back a few vodkas while waiting to hear if she was going to win the dramatic actress Globe for her performance as a fallen New York socialite in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.

Blanchett was not the only A-Lister enjoying the night with a few drinks.

The Golden Globes have a history of weird and wonderful speeches and Sunday’s ceremony lived up to expectations.‘‘

A few vodkas under my belt and here we are,’’ Blanchett, who now has three Golden Globes, told the star-studded crowd inside the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

While Blanchett was the short-priced favourite to win, many of the other major categories didn’t follow the script with Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club upsetting the dramatic actor race with a win ahead of Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) and Robert Redford (All is Lost).

The Dallas Buyers Club also had another big win, with Jared Leto, who plays a transexual prostitute with AIDS, claiming the supporting actor Globe.

Leslie Mann.

Leslie Mann.

Amber Heard.

Amber Heard.

Amber Heard.

Amber Heard.

Leslie Mann and director Judd Apatow.

Leslie Mann and director Judd Apatow.

Nolan Gould.

Nolan Gould.

Corey Stoll and guest.

Corey Stoll and guest.

 Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke

Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

Michelle Dockery.

Michelle Dockery.

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer

Megan Mullally

Megan Mullally

Ariel Winter

Ariel Winter

Bryan Cranston and wife Robin Dearden

Bryan Cranston and wife Robin Dearden

Berenice Bejo

Berenice Bejo

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Laura Dern

Laura Dern

Laura Dern

Laura Dern

Jonah Hill and Michael Fassbender

Jonah Hill and Michael Fassbender

Zosia Mamet

Zosia Mamet

Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe

Robin Wright

Robin Wright

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies

Jim Parsons

Jim Parsons

Edie Falco

Edie Falco

Emma Watson

Emma Watson

Kyra Sedgwick, Miss Golden Globe Sosie Bacon, and  Kevin Bacon

Kyra Sedgwick, Miss Golden Globe Sosie Bacon, and Kevin Bacon

 Ty Burrell

Ty Burrell

Amy Adams

Amy Adams

Kate Mara

Kate Mara

Reese Witherspoo

Reese Witherspoo

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Mila Kunis

Mila Kunis

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Bono, and The Edge of U2

Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr., Bono, and The Edge of U2

Paula Patton

Paula Patton

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio, for The Wolf of Wall Street, upset another Oscar frontrunner, American Hustle’s Christian Bale, when he won the Globe’s best actor in a comedy/musical category.

Leonardo DiCaprio.

The best drama was won by 12 Years a Slave, confirming the film’s favouritism for the best picture Oscar while Alfonso Cuaron, as expected, took the directing Globe for Gravity.

American Hustle won the best musical/comedy Globe, giving it momentum and a chance to cause an upset over 12 Years a Slave at the Academy Awards.

In the TV categories, Breaking Bad cleaned up with the best drama series and Bryan Cranston pocketed the lead dramatic actor prize.

The new comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine upset Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory and Girls for the best comedy series and its star Andy Samberg was the surprise winner of the best comedy actor award.

The Globes, decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are often a train wreck as it is one of the few major Hollywood ceremonies where the booze flows.

Sean ‘‘Diddy’’ Combs summed it up best when he appeared on stage and told the audience: ‘‘Everybody just keep drinking. It’ll be over soon’’.

British actress Jacqueline Bisset, 69, set the tone early when she won supporting actress for a TV mini-series or movie for Dancing on the Edge and then delivered an awkward, rambling, expletive-laden acceptance speech.

The seven second delay button received a good work out during the TV telecast, including when Diane Keaton dropped a few unpleasant words while delivering a speech for Woody Allen who decided not to turn up to receive his Cecil B. 

DeMille lifetime achievement award.Australian Wolf of Wall Street co-star Margot Robbie had her own drama when she appeared on stage to announce an award and the teleprompter malfunctioned.

‘‘I have never done this before so I don’t want to improvise,’’ the panicked former Neighbours starlet said.

New Zealand claimed a Globe victory with US actress Elisabeth Moss winning best actress in a mini-series for her performance in Jane Campion’s Kiwi shot Top of the Lake.

Red carpet fashions are often more competitive at the Globes than the award battles inside and Blanchett, in a black lace Armani Prive gown, had fashionistas salivating.

‘‘Blanchett always takes the art of the red carpet dress to another level. And today’s Golden Globes look is no exception,’’ Los Angeles Times fashion critic Booth Moore wrote.

Blanchett will almost certainly need another gown for the March 2 Academy Awards.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce its Oscar nominees on Thursday and Blanchett is the short-priced favourite to win the second Oscar of her career after collecting her first in 2005 for The Aviator..

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