The 1970s-set crime movie was named best film, comedy or musical, while its stars Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence also won prizes for their roles.
“12 Years a Slave” won the coveted award for best dramatic film. It was the only award the movie picked up, after going into evening with seven nominations., But, it was “Dallas Buyers Club” that became the evening’s second-biggest winner, earning Globes for Matthew McConaughey as best dramatic actor and Jared Leto as supporting actor.
Hosting the show for the second year in a row were Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, who explained their presence thusly: “Because this is Hollywood, and if something kinda works, they’ll just keep doing it until everyone hates it.”
Cate Blanchett collected the best actress in a drama trophy for Woody Allen film Blue Jasmine, while Alfonso Cuaron was named best director for space movie Gravity.
Jacqueline Bisset was the only British actor to win an award for her part in BBC drama Dancing on the Edge.
The TV categories featured a number of double award winners.
Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra was named best TV movie/mini-series, with Michael Douglas picking up the best actor in a TV movie, series or mini-series.
Breaking Bad also came away with two awards including best drama series and best actor in a drama for its star Bryan Cranston.
It was the first Golden Globe for Cranston, having been nominated for the same award every year since 2011. He was also nominated in 2003 for his role in comedy Malcolm in the Middle.
Police caper Brooklyn Nine-Nine also collected two prizes including best comedy or musical TV series and best actor in a comedy for Andy Samberg.
Amy Poehler won best actress in a TV comedy or musical for her role in Parks and Recreation, while Robin Wright was named best actress in a drama series.