Kate Winslet, pictured with Revolutionary Road co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, received two awards at the Golden Globes.
Danny Boyle's hotly tipped Slumdog Millionaire took home four awards, including best dramatic film.
Happy Go Lucky star Sally Hawkins was named best actress in a comedy at this year's ceremony.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie had been among the nominees at this year's Golden Globes, but both left empty-handed.
So did British star Kristin Scott Thomas, who had been nominated for best actress for her French film I've Loved You So Long.
Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria Parker wore red on the red carpet as she arrived for the event.
Charlie's Angels star Drew Barrymore was one of the celebrities who presented awards.
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez arrived with her husband, Marc Anthony.