Eddie Redmayne may be in line for an Oscar after takingthe Golden Globe yesterday for his portrayal of physicist Professor StephenHawking in the film “The Theory of Everything”. The British star won the bestactor in a drama award on an evening when fellow Brits Joanne Froggatt and RuthWilson were also rewarded for their endeavours.

The top honour for best film drama went to “Boyhood”, whosedirector Richard Linklater also scooped that award on the night, with one of the film’sactresses Patricia Arquette receiving the best supporting actress prize.

It wasa labour of love to make the film, as it was twelve years in the making andreflected a central theme of the coming-of-age.

No awards’ ceremony in recent years seems to have passedwithout an acknowledgement to the issues of the outside world and this was nodifferent, as the Lifetime Achievement Award winner George Clooney paid homageto the recent atrocities in France, voicing his own support and sporting asymbolic “Je Suis Charlie” badge. The mood was mirrored by many other stars atthe ceremony including Dame Helen Mirren, who wanted to demonstrate theirbacking of free speech across the globe.

Kathy Bates may have received a Golden Globe and Oscar inthe past for her part in Stephen King’s “Misery”, but she suffered double painof her own on the night, not only failing to win an award but also sufferinggenuine pain that caused her to cry out and almost collapse according to onlookers,as it is believed someone trod rather heavily on her foot.

Clearly she was inthe right place for a further piece of drama.

The 72nd edition of the awards’ ceremony wouldnot have been complete without the shimmering glitz and glamour side to theevent, which is as much a part of the evening as the awards themselves. As everthere were winners and losers in the glamour stakes, with Dakota Johnsonreceiving the thumbs up for her metallic gown on a glitter ball theme, KateHudson gaining plaudits for the Versace outfit and its plunging neckline, andMichael Keaton winning both an award on the night and praise for his snazzytuxedo.

The fashion gurus were less complimentary about Arquette’s ensemble,Rosamund Pike’s slightly daring number and Kelly Osbourne also failed to gaintheir approval.

The Golden Globes are awarded in recognition ofexcellence in film and television and have been in existence since they werefirst presented in 1944, forming part of the annual awards’ season in Americathat inexorably leads towards the world-renowned Academy Awards (popularlyknown as the ‘Oscars’).