Maggie Smith and Adele collect Golden Globe awards

Christoph Waltz and Maggie Smith were early winners on Golden Globes night.

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.

Maggie Smith 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.

The other nominees were 'Breaking Bad', 'Boardwalk Empire', 'Downton Abbey' and 'The Newsroom'.

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. Julianne Moore, who portrayed Palin, earned best actress honours for a miniseries or movie.

Maggie Smith was not present in Beverly Hills to pick up her award.

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.”

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.”

Homeland’s 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,” Lewis said.

Jennifer Lawrence won the Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy or musical for her performance in 'Silver Linings Playbook'.

The other nominees were Emily Blunt ('Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'), Judi Dench ('The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'), Maggie Smith ('Quartet') and Meryl Streep ('Hope Springs').

Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress for her performance in 'Les Miserables'.

The other nominees were Amy Adams ('The Master'), Sally Field ('Lincoln'), Helen Hunt ('The Sessions') and Nicole Kidman ('The Paperboy').

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