British TV stars Olivia Colman, Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddlestone aim for Golden Globes glory

Golden Globes

A host of British actors are set to be honoured at the prestigious Golden Globes award ceremony in Beverley Hills.

Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie are among a host of British stars hoping for success at the 74th annual Golden Globes.

A number of British actors are nominated in the TV categories, with Broadchurch and Peep Show star Olivia Colman hoping to secure the award for best supporting actress in a limited series as she goes up against British stars Thandie Newton, who is nominated for Westworld, and Lena Headey from Game Of Thrones.

Tom, Olivia and Hugh are recognised for their roles in BBC thriller The Night Manager, which is up for four awards including best limited TV series.

Hugh Laurie is nominated for best supporting actor and will go head-to-head with American John Lithgow, who is nominated for his portrayal of Sir Winston Churchill in Netflix drama The Crown.

John’s co-star, Briton Claire Foy, is nominated for best actress in a television drama series for her portrayal of the Queen in the drama, which focuses on the monarch’s early reign.

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The Crown will battle for best television drama series with Game Of Thrones, Netflix’s original series Stranger Things, US drama This Is Us and big budget HBO drama Westworld.

The star-studded event in Los Angeles will see Hiddlestone compete for best actor in a limited TV series against fellow Briton Riz Ahmed, who is recognised for his performance in The Night Of.

Another Briton hoping for Golden Globes glory is Charlotte Rampling, who is nominated for best actress in a limited television series for her performance in London Spy.

Welsh actor Matthew Rhys is up for best actor in a television drama series for The Americans.

Musical La La Land leads the pack with seven nominations at the awards show, which recognises both film and television talent, while coming-of-age drama Moonlight has six nods, including one for its British star Naomie Harris.

Skyfall star Naomie is nominated for best supporting actress for her performance as a crack addict in Moonlight, while Hugh is up for best actor in a musical or comedy film for Florence Foster Jenkins.

Meanwhile, British-American star Andrew Garfield is nominated for best actor in a film drama for his portrayal of Second World War hero Desmond Doss in Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge.

In the film categories, La La Land’s golden couple, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, have both been nominated, in the best actor and actress in a comedy categories.

La La Land is up for best musical comedy film along with superhero film Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, Sing Street and 20th Century Women.

The ceremony will be hosted by American comedian Jimmy Fallon and takes place at the Beverly Hilton hotel from 1am GMT on Monday.

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