Brad Pitt has looked tired and drawn in recent months while in the throes of a nightmare divorce from Angelina Jolie.

But the 53-year-old appears to be getting his groove back. 

The actor looked incredibly handsome as he made a surprise appearance at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. 

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Hello handsome! Brad Pitt made a surprise appearance at the Golden Globes on Sunday

His Hollywood pals, including Matt Damon, let out a huge cheer of support as he made his way to the podium. 

Mr Damon, who co-stars with him the Ocean’s 11 franchise, seemed particularly heartened to see his pal come back into the spotlight. 

Pitt went on to introduce a clip from Moonlight, which went on to win the Best Motion Picture – Drama category.

Happy man: Despite the turmoil in his family life the actor managed to flash his million dollar smile at the awards show

What a transformation! The dapper actor looked at least a decade younger and few pounds lighter as he took the stage (seen on R in May 2015)

Fox! The actor looked incredibly handsome as he made a surprise appearance at the awards show

Happy to see him! His Hollywood pals let out a huge cheer of support as he made his way to the podium

What a pal! Mr Damon, who co-stars with him the Ocean’s 11 franchise, seemed particularly heartened to see his pal come back into the spotlight

He said of the film: ‘It’s born of the courage of a group of actors willing to strip to their souls and express their humanism inside mistake and misstep and misdeed.’

‘It is Barry Jenkins profound belief that we all stand at the threshold of change and forgiveness where we only grant acceptance and love to ourselves,’ he concluded. 

Brad has meanwhile been locked in custody and divorce proceedings from his estranged wife Angelina Jolie.

Friends at his side: Vince Vaughn also helped lead the applause

Pitt went on to introduce a clip from Moonlight, which went on to win the Best Motion Picture – Drama category 

The actress filed for divorce from Brad on September 19. 

The Inglourious Basterds star was exonerated in November by officials with the FBI and Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services, amid accusations he was physically abusive to Maddox during a Europe-bound flight in September. 

Many viewers took to social media to comment on the actor’s appearance following the divorce, with some saying that he ‘has never looked better’.

One Twitter user, posting under the name Miss Leto, wrote: ‘I can’t get over how good Brad Pitt looks. That breakup did him good ! It brought him back.’

Referring to his role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, @itsaudacious said: ‘#BradPitt seems to be tapping into his Benjamin Button superpowers and aging in reverse.’

And Giselle added: ‘Is it just me or Brad Pitt ages like wine’? 

Happier times: Brad has meanwhile been locked in custody and divorce proceedings from his estranged wife Angelina Jolie, who filed for divorce in September (seen here in March 2014)

Despite the threat of heavy rain, the stars of Hollywood strutted their stuff in a dazzling array of couture gowns at the 74th Golden Globes on Sunday.

Bringing a flash of silver were Drew Barrymore, Sofia Vergara, pregnant Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker, in what was unmistakably the shade of the night.  

The four all rocked another strong trend – bold shoulders – in their striking gowns. 

Time to shine: Love it or hate it, there was no denying that Sarah Jessica’s dress made an impact

It was clear Sarah Jessica – nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her show Divorce – was having fun with her fashion. 

The actress spun around to show off her Vera Wang dress, which flew up around her in a cloud of fabric. 

Meanwhile, Nicole told DailyMail.com that daughters Faith and Sunday Rose picked out her Alexander McQueen dress. 

Oh baby! Natalie Portman covered her bump in mustard yellow with just a tasteful section of embellishment on the skirt

Twinkle twinkle! LaLa Land’s Emma Stone wore a star-embellished gown, to collect her Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy gong – one of seven won by the record-breaking movie

‘I was trying all the frocks on and when I put this on they both jumped up and said “Mummy, you look like a beautiful fairy on that dress!” So that was it. I stopped trying on any of the others and said to them that I’m wearing the fairy dress to the Globes.’ 

She admitted: ‘It’s not really what I would normally wear but it made the girls happy.’ 

The ceremony at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles honours the best in film and American television of 2016 as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). 

Rule Britannia! Claire Foy won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a television drama on Sunday night

The nominees were split by genre within the TV and film categories and the event is seen as a predictor of how the Academy Awards might go in February.

And it’s also a first look at the awards season’s big fashion trends, which are sure to filter down to high streets everywhere in the coming months. 

Britannia ruled once again at the first big awards show of the Hollywood season.

The Crown and its star Claire Foy won Golden Globes at the star-studded ceremony in Beverly hills on Sunday night, as she paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth, saying: ‘I think the world could do with a few more women at the center of it, if you ask me.’

A good night: Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie each picked up acting awards for The Night Manager, Hiddleston for best actor and Laurie for best supporting actor in a limited series

Her support: It’s the first major Hollywood award win for Foy who emotionally thanked her co-stars including American actor John Lithgow who played Winston Churchill

Happy: Hiddleston, 35, was delighted with the recognition which marks his first major awards win

Big win: The Crown creator Peter Morgan and director Stephen Baldry celebrated backstage after the series was named best television drama

Recognition: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 26, rounded out the British winners picking up best supporting actor in a film for Nocturnal Animals

And The Night Manager also garnered statues for its stars Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie.

Netflix drama The Crown, about the early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, was named best drama TV series.

And when Foy, 32, picked up her first major award for playing the monarch, honored as best actress in a television drama, she gave praise to the reigning monarch, calling her ‘extraordinary.’

Noting the Queen ‘has been at the center of the world for 63 years’, she declared: ‘I think the world could do with a few more women at the center of it, if you ask me.’ 

2017 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS WINNERS – FILM

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama  

Amy Adams (Arrival)

Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)

Ruth Negga (Loving)

Natalie Portman (Jackie) 

Isabelle Huppert (Elle) – WINNER

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama 

Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea) – WINNER

Joel Edgerton (Loving)

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)

Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) 

Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy  

Colin Farrell (The Lobster) 

Ryan Gosling (La La Land)  – WINNER

Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Jonah Hill (War Dogs)

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy 

Annette Bening (20th Century Women)

Lily Collins (Rules Don’t Apply)

Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen)

Emma Stone (La La Land) – WINNER

Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) 

Best Screenplay Motion Picture 

La La Land – WINNER

Nocturnal Animals

Moonlight

Manchester By The Sea

Hell or High Water

 Best Original Song Motion Picture 

“Can’t Stop The Feeling,” Trolls

“City of Stars,” La La Land – WINNER

“Faith,” Sing

“Gold,” SIng 

“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

 Best Motion Picture – Drama 

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Lion

Manchester By The Sea

Moonlight – WINNER

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy 

20th Century Women

Deadpool

Sing Street

Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land – WINNER

Best Motion Picture – Animated 

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

Sing

Zootopia – WINNER

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language  

Divines

Elle – WINNER

Neruda

The Salesman

Toni Erdmann 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture  

Viola Davis (Fences) – WINNER

Naomie Harris (Moonlight) 

Nicole Kidman (Lion) 

Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)

Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture 

Jeff Bridges (To Hell and High Water)

Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Dev Patel (Lion)

Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals) – WINNER

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) 

Best Director Motion Picture  

Damien Chazelle (La La Land) – WINNER

Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals) 

Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)

Best Original Score Motion Picture 

Moonlight

La La Land – WINNER

Arrival

Lion

Hidden Figures

Foy told the audience of Hollywood’s biggest names: ‘When you play a real life person, it’s tricky. And you rely very much on the people around you. So I’m going to dedicate this to all those people around me.’

She specifically gave a name check to one co-star John Lithgow, who played Winston Churchill.

She also thanked Matt Smith who played Prince Philip, and who couldn’t make it to   the awards show. 

The British thriller The Night Manager proved an upset in the television acting categories, winning in three of the four categories.

The John Le Carre adaptation earned best actor for Tom Hiddleston and best actress for Olivia Colman, who was unable to attend the event.

2017 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS WINNERS – TELEVISION

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) – WINNER

Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)

Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO)

Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience (Starz)

Charlotte Rampling, London Spy (BBC America)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)

John Turturro, The Night Of (HBO)

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (AMC) – WINNER

Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix) – WINNER

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander (Starz)

Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA)

Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath (Amazon) – WINNER

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX) – WINNER

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC)

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

Nick Nolte, Graves (Epix)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Veep (HBO)

Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO)

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW)

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (CW)

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC) – WINNER

Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce (HBO

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (AMC) – WINNER

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us (NBC)

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)

Mandy Moore, This Is Us (NBC)

Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX)

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (AMC) – WINNER

John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot (USA)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) – WINNER

The Night Manager (AMC)

The Night Of (HBO)

The Dresser (Starz)

American Crime (ABC)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Transparent (Amazon)

Atlanta (FX) – WINNER

Veep (HBO)

Black-ish (ABC)

Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)

 Best Television Series – Drama

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

The Crown (Netflix) – WINNER

Westworld (HBO)

This Is Us (NBC)

 

 

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