BRITISH stars have had a golden night at a Golden Globes, where Australia's bushfires were the main talking point.
The newly knighted Sir Sam Mendes received two awards for his World War One epic 1917 - the same number won by Elton John biopic Rocketman.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge's sitcom Fleabag won two prizes, while Olivia Colman won for playing The Queen in The Crown.
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood was the biggest winner overall, with Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino both recognised.
The revisionist Tinseltown fable was named best musical or comedy, saw Tarantino win best screenplay and earned Pitt his second Golden Globe for best supporting actor.
The event saw multiple mentions of the deadly fires in Australia, which have claimed at least 24 lives since they began in September.
Mendes was named best director for 1917, which went on to be crowned best film drama at the end of the Los Angeles ceremony.
"I really hoped this means people will turn up and see it on the big screen as intended," he said as he took to the stage with his film's cast and crew.
Welsh star Taron Egerton, named best actor in a musical or comedy for playing Sir Elton in Rocketman, said the film had been "the best experience of my life".
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There was also success for Sir Elton and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, who won best film song for their Rocketman composition I'm Gonna Love Me Again.
Joaquin Phoenix was named best actor in a film drama for Joker, while Renee Zellweger won the female equivalent for playing Judy Garland in Judy.
The actress, who won her last Golden Globe in 2004, thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for "inviting me back to the family reunion".
Phoenix used his own acceptance speech to exhort his fellow stars to "take responsibility and make changes".
"Contrary to popular belief I don't want to rock the boat, but the boat is [doomed]," said the actor.
"We don't have to take private jets to Palm Springs to the awards sometimes."
Awkwafina was the other winner in the main film acting categories, winning best actress in a musical or comedy for The Farewell.
The actress and rapper - whose real name is Nora Lum - is the first woman of Asian heritage to win the award.
Earlier in the evening, there were two awards for Fleabag as Waller-Bridge was named best actress in a TV series (musical or comedy).
As she collected her award, Waller-Bridge thanked her Irish co-star Andrew Scott for bringing "so much fire" to his role as the show's "Hot Priest".
Fleabag went on to be named best TV series (musical or comedy) at the star-studded ceremony.
Waller-Bridge used her second acceptance speech to thank former US president Barack Obama for recommending the BBC comedy in a recent tweet.
Colman, another of Waller-Bridge's Fleabag co-stars, said she had not expected to be recognised for her work in the third series of The Crown.
"I had money on this not happening," the British Oscar-winner admitted as she was named best actress in a drama series.
"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."
Claire Foy, Colman's predecessor on The Crown, also won a Golden Globe for playing The Queen in the Netflix drama.
Colman accepted her prize while wearing a ring promoting ERA 50:50, a campaign advocating equal gender representation on British stage and screen.
Other British winners include Brian Cox, who was named best actor in a drama series for Succession.
The satirical series, created by Peep Show's Jesse Armstrong, was later named best TV drama.
Russell Crowe was another early winner, receiving the award for best actor in a limited series or motion picture made for television for The Loudest Voice.
The Australian actor was not at the ceremony, instead sending a message about the devastating bush fires ravaging his homeland.
"Make no mistake, the tragedy taking place in Australia is climate change-based," he said in a message read out by actress Jennifer Aniston.
Pierce Brosnan, whose sons Dylan and Paris are serving as this year's Golden Globe ambassadors, also sent a message of goodwill to those affected by the fires.
Cate Blanchett, meanwhile, paid tribute to the volunteer firefighters who are tackling the blazes.
"When one country is facing a climate disaster, we are all facing a climate disaster," the Australian actress declared.
Ricky Gervais, hosting the event for the fifth time, kicked off proceedings with a salty monologue that poked fun at James Corden, Martin Scorsese and others.
"I came here in a limo and the licence plate was made by Felicity Huffman," he joked - a reference to the US star's recent jail term for her role in a university cheating scandal.
Yet the British comedian also took Hollywood's great and good to task for expressing political opinions while simultaneously accepting money from multinationals with questionable business practices.
"If you do win an award tonight, don't use it as a platform to make a political speech," he said. "You're in no position to lecture the public about anything."
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres received a special award at the ceremony, as did actor Tom Hanks.
The two-time Oscar winner was briefly moved to tears as he paid tribute to his ever-supportive family.
As expected, South Korean satire Parasite - winner of the Palme d'Or at last year's Cannes - was named best foreign language film.
"Just being nominated with fellow international film-makers was a huge honour," said director Bong Joon-Ho in a speech delivered in his native Korean.
"Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films," he went on to say via his translator.
One notable upset came in the best animated film category, where stop-motion film Missing Link beat out such hit sequels as Frozen 2 and Toy Story 4.
There was no surprise, though, when perennial Globe favourite Laura Dern was named best supporting film actress for Marriage Story.
The Jurassic Park star - who was Miss Golden Globe in 1982 - has won five Golden Globes for her film and TV work.
Dern's was the only award for Netflix's marital drama, which started the night with more nominations - six - than any other film.
Yet it was one more than Martin Scorsese's mob drama The Irishman, another Netflix production, which failed to make good on any of its five nominations.
The Globes is the biggest ceremony of the awards season outside of the Oscars and many of its award recipients traditionally go on to enjoy success at the later event.
Yet the way the HFPA has spread the riches offers few clues over what films and stars will win Academy Awards on 9 February.
Below is the full list of winners:
Best motion picture - drama
The Two Popes
Best actress in a motion picture - drama
Cynthia Erivo - Harriet
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women
Charlize Theron - Bombshell
WINNER: Renée Zellweger - Judy
Best actor in a motion picture - drama
Christian Bale - Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory
Adam Driver - Marriage Story
WINNER: Joaquin Phoenix - Joker
Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes
Best motion picture - musical or comedy
Dolemite Is My Name
WINNER: Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
Best actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy
Ana De Armas - Knives Out
WINNER: Awkwafina - The Farewell
Cate Blanchett - Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein - Booksmart
Emma Thompson - Late Night
Best actor in a motion picture - musical or comedy
Daniel Craig - Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis - Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
WINNER: Taron Egerton - Rocketman
Eddie Murphy - Dolemite is My Name
Best motion picture - animated
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
The Lion King
WINNER: Missing Link
Toy Story 4
Best motion picture - foreign language
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Best actress in a supporting role in any motion picture
Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell
Annette Bening - The Report
WINNER: Laura Dern - Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez - Hustlers
Margot Robbie - Bombshell
Best actor in a supporting role in any motion picture
Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes
Al Pacino - The Irishman
Joe Pesci - The Irishman
WINNER: Brad Pitt - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Best director in a motion picture
Martin Scorsese - The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho - Parasite
WINNER: Sam Mendes - 1917
Todd Phillips - Joker
Best screenplay - motion picture
Noah Baumbach - Marriage Story
Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won - Parasite
Anthony McCarten - The Two Popes
WINNER: Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
Steven Zaillian - The Irishman
Best original score
Motherless Brooklyn - Daniel Pemberton
Little Women - Alexandre Desplat
WINNER: Joker - Hildur Gudnadottir
1917 - Thomas Newman
Marriage Story - Randy Newman
Best original song - motion picture
Beautiful Ghosts - Cats
WINNER: I'm Gonna Love Me Again - Rocketman
Into the Unknown - Frozen 2
Spirit - The Lion King
Stand Up - Harriet
Best television series - drama
Big Little Lies
The Morning Show
Best actress in a drama series
Jennifer Aniston - The Morning Show
WINNER: Olivia Colman - The Crown
Jodie Comer - Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon - The Morning Show
Best actor in a drama series
WINNER: Brian Cox - Succession
Kit Harington - Game of Thrones
Rami Malek - Mr Robot
Tobias Menzies - The Crown
Billy Porter - Pose
Best television series - musical or comedy
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Best actress in a television series - musical or comedy
Christina Applegate - Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Kirsten Dunst - On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne - Russian Doll
WINNER: Phoebe Waller-Bridge - Fleabag
Best actor in a television series - musical or comedy
Michael Douglas - The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader - Barry
Ben Platt - The Politician
Paul Rudd - Living With Yourself
WINNER: Ramy Youssef - Ramy
Best television limited series or motion picture made for television
The Loudest Voice
Best actress in a limited series or TV movie
WINNER: Michelle Williams - Fosse/Verdon
Helen Mirren - Catherine the Great
Merritt Wever - Unbelievable
Kaitlyn Dever - Unbelievable
Joey King - The Act
Best actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television
Chris Abbott - Catch-22
Sacha Baron Cohen - The Spy
WINNER: Russell Crowe - The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris - Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell - Fosse/Verdon
Best actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or a motion picture made for television
Meryl Streep - Big Little Lies
Helena Bonham Carter - The Crown
Emily Watson - Chernobyl
WINNER: Patricia Arquette - The Act
Toni Collette - Unbelievable
Best actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
lan Arkin - The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin - Succession
Andrew Scott - Fleabag
WINNER: Stellan Skarsgård - Chernobyl
Henry Winkler - Barry