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Golden Globes: Kate Winslet wins for best actress in a TV mini-series

January 15, 2012 |  5:57 pm

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet, who stars in HBO's "Mildred Pierce," won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television, beating out "Diane Lane" in "Cinema Verite," Emily Watson in "Appropriate Adult," Romola Garai in "The Hour" and Elizabeth McGovern in Downton Abbey."

Winslet plays the title role in the period melodrama about an independent woman at odds with her strong-willed, backstabbing daughter. The Oscar-winning actress will be able to place the Golden Globe beside the Emmy she won last year for the role. In 2009, she had the distinction of winning two Golden Globes in the same year -- for best actress in a motion picture drama for "The Reader" and for best supporting actress in a motion picture for "Revolutionary Road." Winslet received another Golden Globe nomination this year for best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical, for "Carnage."

The 69th Golden Globes are being handed out at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The ceremony is being broadcast live on NBC.

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-- Greg Braxton

Image: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

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