All the Brits who won at the 2020 Golden Globes

Tom ButlerSenior Editor

Rule Britannia! It was supposed to be Netflix’s big night at the 2020 Golden Globes, but it ended up being a soaring success for the United Kingdom instead as Brits ruled the roost.

Picking up major awards across a range of categories, British talent won eleven awards on the night across the film and TV categories, making it our best showing at the Globes in years.

PA isn't counting Chris Butler's win for Missing Link, as the film won, not the director. (PA)
PA isn't counting Chris Butler's win for Missing Link, as the film won, not the director. (PA)
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The number of wins has dipped as low as one in 2014 and none at all in 2010. This year's tally of 10 is up four on last year.

The Golden Globes were first awarded in 1944, but the line-up of categories has changed several times, as have the rules for eligibility.

Here’s who brought it home for the Brits in 2020.

Best Motion Picture - Drama: Producers Pippa Harris and Sam Mendes, 1917

Dean-Charles Chapman, Sam Mendes, George MacKay, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and Jayne-Ann Tenggre of the film '1917,' winner of the Best Motion Picture - Drama award. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Dean-Charles Chapman, Sam Mendes, George MacKay, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, and Jayne-Ann Tenggre of the film '1917,' winner of the Best Motion Picture - Drama award. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Recently knighted director Sam Mendes collected the gong and said: "This is a huge huge thing for this movie, it’s difficult to make movies without big movie stars in the lead and get people to come and see it in a movie theatre."

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Best Motion Picture - Comedy: Producer David Heyman, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

David Heyman accepts the award for BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY for "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" onstage. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal Media, LLC via Getty Images)
David Heyman accepts the award for BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY for "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" onstage. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal Media, LLC via Getty Images)

Harry Potter producer David Heyman collected the honour for Best Motion Picture Comedy with director Quentin Tarantino. Heyman thanked the film’s “patron” Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman, before paying tribute to “Maestro, Mr. Quentin Tarantino.”

Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Taron Egerton, Rocketman

Taron Egerton poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy, for "Rocketman" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Taron Egerton poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy, for "Rocketman" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Welsh-born actor Taron Egerton appeared emotional as he was named best actor in a comedy/musical for playing Sir Elton John in Rocketman, saying: "This role has changed my life, it's been the best experience of my life, it's been such a joyous thing." He also thanked David Furnish for believing "I could play your husband" and added: "To Elton John, thank you for the music, for living a life less ordinary and thank you for being my friend."

Best Animated Film: Director Chris Butler, Missing Link

Speaking backstage, Lancashire-born Butler said he was "shocked" to win.

"I’ve been making animated movies for a long time," Butler added. "We try to tell more irreverent stories, try to do things other studios wouldn’t do. Walking around our studio is like walking around Santa’s workshop, all kinds of artists."

Best Director: Sam Mendes, 1917

Mendes said: "That is a big surprise. There is a not a director in this room, not in the world, that is not in the shadow of Martin Scorsese." He dedicated the prize to his grandfather Alfred, who inspired the film saying: "He signed up for the First World War aged 17 and he is looking down on us and I fervently hope it never happens again."

Best Original Song: Elton John, Bernie Taupin '(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again', Rocketman

Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin pose in the press room with the award for best original score in a motion picture for "I'm Gonna Love Me Again" from "Rocketman" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Elton John, right, and Bernie Taupin pose in the press room with the award for best original score in a motion picture for "I'm Gonna Love Me Again" from "Rocketman" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Sir Elton John took to the stage with his writing partner Bernie Taupin as they won the best original song prize for I'm Gonna Love Me Again from Rocketman.

Taupin said the prize honoured a song about their "52 year marriage", while Sir Elton said the film was "one of the most emotional moments of my life".

He added: "It's the first time I've ever won an award with him (Taupin), we never won a Grammy, we never did anything together, and I'm so happy."

Best TV Drama: Jesse Armstrong, writer and creator, Succession

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Jesse Armstrong attends HBO's Official Golden Globes After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Jesse Armstrong attends HBO's Official Golden Globes After Party at Circa 55 Restaurant on January 05, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

British creator Jesse Armstrong, who also created Peep Show, said: "It's a team show and I am here as a representative to accept it on behalf of all of us, so if you've ever appeared on the call sheet or in the titles, congratulations, we have won a Golden Globe."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama: Olivia Colman, The Crown

Olivia Colman poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a television series, drama for "The Crown" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Olivia Colman poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a television series, drama for "The Crown" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Colman, who’s currently in production on S4 of the Netflix show, said: "I had money on this not happening. For the last year I feel I've been living someone else's life and now I feel I've won someone else's award.

"I've had the loveliest time doing this. To all my fellow nominees, I don't really know what to say because I already got a little bit boozy because I thought this wasn't going to happen."

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama: Brian Cox, Succession

Brian Cox poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actor in a television series, drama for "Succession" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Brian Cox poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actor in a television series, drama for "Succession" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Speaking to reporters backstage, Cox, 73, said his Golden Globe win was one of the best nights of his career. "I never thought I'd make it," he said. "I thought my sell-by date had come quite some time ago."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Phoebe Waller-Bridge poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy, for "Fleabag" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge poses in the press room with the award for best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy, for "Fleabag" at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

During her acceptance speech Phoebe Waller-Bridge paid tribute to her co-star Andrew Scott, also known as the "hot priest".

"This really comes down to Andrew Scott," Waller-Bridge said. "There was a lot of talk about the chemistry of us in the show but he could have chemistry with a pebble.

"I loved being Andrew's pebble in this. Thank you so much for bringing so much fire to this season."

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy: Creator and writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Brett Gelman, from left, Sian Clifford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott, from the cast of "Fleabag," pose in the press room with the award for best television series, musical or comedy, at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Brett Gelman, from left, Sian Clifford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott, from the cast of "Fleabag," pose in the press room with the award for best television series, musical or comedy, at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Waller-Bridge returned to the stage, this time accompanied by her cast and creative team and said: "A huge thank you to everyone for supporting us so much. It's all a bit gross but we all became best friends, which is ironic, because the show is about such a lonely lady."

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