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Golden Globe triumph for north London-based film

PUBLISHED: 13:15 12 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:47 07 September 2010

Actress Sally Hawkins poses with her Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for

Actress Sally Hawkins poses with her Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for "Happy-Go-Lucky" in the press room at the 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO/JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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THERE was a golden globe triumph for north London-based film Happy-Go-Lucky last night as its star won the best actress accolade. Sally Hawkins, 32, picked up the award at the Hollywood ceremony, beating tough opposition from celebrated actresses such as

THERE was a golden globe triumph for north London-based film Happy-Go-Lucky last night as its star won the best actress accolade.

Sally Hawkins, 32, picked up the award at the Hollywood ceremony, beating tough opposition from celebrated actresses such as Meryl Streep and West Hampstead's Emma Thompson.

Written and directed by Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky tells the story of a north London teacher, played by Hawkins, who has an optimistic take on life.

It was filmed in a variety of locations, including Camden, Hampstead Heath and Chalk Farm.

The 2008 film lost out in the best film category, which went to Vicky Cristina Barcelona.

It was a successful night for the British film industry overall as Slumdog Millionaire won best film and best director for Danny Boyle.

Meanwhile Kate Winslet won a double with best actress for Revolutionary Road, directed by her husband Sam Mendes, and best supporting actress for The Reader.


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