Entertainment’s brightest stars were celebrated today in the awards ceremony touted as the ‘pre-show’ to the Oscars, the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards!

Hosts of the evening Amy Poehler and Tina Fey had the crowd in stitches as they kicked off the show, following in traditional hosting style by heckling a number of nominees – joking about Lena Dunham’s nudity on ‘Girls’ and Ricky Gervais’ previous hosting stints at the awards.

Congratulating Anne Hathaway on her performance in ‘Les Miserables,’ Fey joked, "I have not seen anyone so alone and abandoned like that since you were onstage with James Franco at the Oscars."

Adele beat out Taylor Swift to take home the trophy for Best Original Song for ‘Skyfall,’ the theme song to the latest James Bond instalment.

“Thanks for letting me be a part of your world tonight,” gushed the singer during her acceptance speech.

“This is for my boyfriend Simon who convinced me to do it, and my lovely son, thank you so much!”

As many had predicted before the show, Hugh Jackman took home the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, for his role in ‘Les Miserables.’

“Les Miserables is a project of passion; it took a lot of courage to make it,” declared the handsome actor before thanking his cast mates and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness in a passionate and heart-felt speech.

The film also won Best Picture in the Comedy or Musical category with Anne Hathaway unsurprisingly scooping the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Fantine.

“Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forever use as a weapon against self-doubt,” exclaimed the star after thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press.

Actor-turned-director Ben Affleck walked up to accept his award for Best Director for his film ‘Argo,’ amidst a standing ovation from the crowd. The film also took home the night’s biggest award – Best Motion Picture Drama.

Jennifer Lawrence nabbed the Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for her role in ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ declaring, “I beat Meryl!” as she took the stage to accept her award.

Creator and star of the hit TV show ‘Girls,’ Lena Dunham excitedly nabbed two awards – Best Actress in a TV Series Comedy or Musical and Best TV Series Comedy or Musical – shrieking with joy as she took the stage alongside her fellow cast mates.

Click here for the full list of winners from the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards!

Written by Lucy Slight

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