Trio of Britons dominate Golden Globe shortlist for best actress

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Helena Bonham Carter (pictured right), Dame Judi Dench and Kate Winslet have all been shortlisted in the prestigious Golden Globe awards, it was announced yesterday.

Bonham Carter has already won three trophies for her performance as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove, while Dame Judi has been shortlisted for (Her Majesty) Mrs Brown in which she plays Queen Victoria. Winslet, who was Oscar-nominated for Sense and Sensibility, has been shortlisted for Titanic, which has picked up eight nominations in all.

The trio dominate the best dramatic actress category but will face competition from Jodie Foster in Contact and Jessica Lange for A Thousand Acres.

Bonham Carter said last night that she was delighted to be nominated but wary about raising her hopes. "My fingers are crossed for the Oscar nominations, but there is a lot of expectation about it and you just have to keep relatively calm," she said. "I'm going to be a complete wreck by Christmas. For someone who hasn't had many award until this week, it is quite a nice habit to be developing." She has been chosen as best actress by the National Board of Review, the Los Angeles Film Critics and the Boston Film Critics.

The awards, which are regarded as the best barometer for the Oscars, will be presented on 18 January.