Popular period drama Downton Abbey bagged the gong for best television miniseries or movie, while Winslet was named best actress in a TV miniseries or movie for Mildred Pierce.
And Idris Elba, best-known for his role as Stringer Bell in hit US show The Wire, won the award for best actor in a TV miniseries or movie for Luther.
Meanwhile, Meryl Streep was among the night’s major winners as she was named best actress in a dramatic movie for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
George Clooney won best actor for The Descendants, which also won the prestigious title of best dramatic movie.
As expected, silent-era film The Artist picked up three awards including best musical or comedy and best actor in a musical or comedy for its star, French actor Jean Dujardin.
And Shawshank Redemption star Morgan Freeman won the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.
Ricky Gervais hosted the event, following last year’s controversial performance:
:: Full list of Golden Globe winners
DRAMA The Descendants
ACTOR IN A DRAMA George Clooney (The Descendants)
ACTRESS IN A DRAMA Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
MUSICAL OR COMEDY The Artist
ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR COMEDY Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR COMEDY Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)
SUPPORTING ACTOR Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS Octavia Spencer (The Help)
DIRECTOR Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
SCREENPLAY Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris)
ORIGINAL SCORE Ludovic Bource (The Artist)
ORIGINAL SONG Masterpiece (WE)
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM The Adventures of Tintin
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM A Separation (Iran)
DRAMA SERIES Homeland
ACTOR IN A DRAMA Kelsey Grammer (Boss)
ACTRESS IN A DRAMA Claire Danes (Homeland)
COMEDY SERIES Modern Family
ACTOR IN A COMEDY Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
ACTRESS IN A COMEDY Laura Dern (Enlightened)
TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES Downton Abbey
ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES Idris Elba (Luther)
ACTRESS IN A TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV MOVIE OR MINISERIES Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD Morgan Freeman