Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Best Supported Actress; Keira Makes a Very Long Knightley of It at Golden Globes

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Best Supported Actress; Keira Makes a Very Long Knightley of It at Golden Globes

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Byline: TOM TEODORCZUK

BRITISH actress Keira Knightley may have failed to win a top acting honour at the Golden Globes awards ... but she was determined to enjoy the party anyway.

Pride & Prejudice star Knightley, 20, was pipped by Reese Witherspoon for best actress in a musical or comedy category.

Not that it showed as she danced with a male friend until the early hours in the highest of spirits at the after-party at the Beverly Hills Hilton.

Knightley, who was decked out in Cartier diamonds valued at [pounds sterling]1.5 million, was joined by her mother, Sharman McDonald, who is often on hand to support her - a role she played to perfection as the evening wore on.

Earlier, fellow Briton Rachel Weisz took the award for best supporting actress in a drama at the Los Angeles ceremony. The north London actress, who is five months pregnant, won the award for her performance as activist Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener, based on the novel by John Le Carre.

Weisz, 34, dressed in a strapless gold Donna Karan gown, was surprised to have beaten Scarlett Johansson and Shirley MacLaine. "Oh, my goodness me," she said, before paying tribute to her co-star Ralph Fiennes and her film director fiance Darren Aronofsky.

Brokeback Mountain was the standout success, landing four Globes including best dramatic picture. Ang Lee's gay Western, about the relationship between two cowboys played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, is now the overwhelming favourite for Oscar glory in March.

Gwyneth Paltrow also showed off her pregnancy bump in a white Balenciaga tiered gown. …

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