This year’s Golden Globes, despite not going ahead, were a truly international affair as the rest of the world was finally recognised by America.
The Golden Globes is second only to the Oscar and is usually a long line of American talent picking up the gongs – but this year all that changed.
Brit flick Atonement was the somewhat surprise winner of Best Picture, No Country For Old Men was expected to take the prize having already won a string of critic’s awards.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â More British success followed with Daniel Day LewisÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â and Julie Christie winning Best Actor/Actress for a performance in a drama beating fellowÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Brits Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.
It seems though such a pity that theÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â ceremony to go ahead so we could see the cream of British talent glideÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â down the red carpet and take on the American film industry in their own back yard.
And there was plenty of British talent on show in the numerous categories with directors Joe Wright and Ridley Scott and actors Tild Swinton, tom Wilkinson and Helen Bonham Carter all missing out.
Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â But never before has America performed so badly at the awards with onlyÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â two notable wins for Sweeney ToddÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â in Best Musical or Comedy and Johnny Depp, who we all wish was a Brit but no one is perfect, for Best Actor in a musical or comedy performance.
Other awards went to Cate Blanchett (Aussie), Javier bardem (Spaniard) and Marion Cotillard (French).
More success followed on the televison categories for the Brits with Jim Broadbent and Samantha MortonÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â winning for Longford and Ricky Gervais winning for Extras.
Missing out was Andy Serkis, Jason Issacs and James Nesbitt.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
And with the Oscar nominations just over a week away we could see British cinema receive more well deserved recognition.