Well, the Golden Globes have come and gone again – leaving Ben Affleck with the best director award for his film Argo (set around the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis), which also won best drama. Good on him, we say.

Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor for his role as Lincoln (in Lincoln, obviously), while the best actress in a drama award went to Jessica Chastain for her role in Zero Dark Thirty.

Adele seems to be back on top form, as the British singer won best song for the theme to the latest James Bond movie Skyfall. And why not, it was a great theme which went really well with the movie – although didn’t quite match up to Daniel Craig‘s humorous running in the film (they didn’t take that into account).

As Adele collected her trophy in a floor-length black gown, she said: “Honestly, I’ve come out for a night out with my friend Ida – we’re new mums – I have literally come for a night out. I was not expecting this.”

The only British film to win an award on the night was Tom Hooper‘s Les Miserables, which won best film musical. Rad. In fact, the film won three awards, as Anne Hathaway won best supporting actress for her portrayal of Fantine, while lead Hugh Jackman won best actor in a musical or comedy.

While collecting her trophy, Hathaway commented: “Thank you for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self-doubt.” — Always look on the bright side, eh, Anne?

Les Miserables producer and co-chairman of Working Title Film Eric Fellner said:

“Making this film was an incredibly risky proposition. But so much passion and love was put into the making of it and that’s what seems to have won out.”

Best supporting actress in a series went to Dame Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey, whereas best TV drama went to Homeland, with Damian Lewis winning best TV actor for his role in the series.

Quentin Tarantino accepted the best screenplay award for his film Django Unchained: “This is a damn surprise, and I’m happy to be surprised.”

And still on the subject of Django Unchained, Christoph Waltz came away with best supporting actor for his role.

Best foreign film went to Amour, directed by Austria’s Michael Haneke.

The awards ceremony was hosted by comedy actresses Amy Poehler and 30 Rock’s Tina Fey, which made a refreshing change from Britski Ricky Gervais, who had hosted the ceremony for the last three years. It was also interesting that both women were nominated for the best TV comedy actress prize for their work in 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation respectively.

As the ceremony began, Poehler said: “Tina, I just want to say that I very much hope that I win.” — However, in the end, neither of them did, and the award went to Lena Dunham, creator and star of the sitcom Girls – which also won best comedy TV series.