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Julianne Moore wins Best Actress Golden Globe for Still Alice

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11:  Actress Julianne Moore, winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for 'Still Alice,' leaves the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Julianne Moore, winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for 'Still Alice,' leaves the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: Actress Julianne Moore, winner of Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for 'Still Alice,' leaves the press room during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Julianne Moore has won Best Actress in a Drama at the Golden Globes for her role as a woman with Alzheimer's, in Still Alice, a film that the Telegraph's film critic called "magesterial".

Moore, 54, the favourite to win the category, beat Jennifer Aniston, Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon to the award.

In her speech, she said that when she first spoke to the original book's author, Lisa Genova, she was told that "no one wanted to make a movie about a middle-aged woman."

"My mother always told me that a happy person was someone who had work and love," she said, while thanking the film's cast and crew.

In his five-star review of Still Alice, The Telegraph's film critic Tim Robey said of Moore's performance: "Her close-ups are minutely calibrated, even by this actress’s celebrated, unshowy standards. The increments of the performance are tiny marvels. It’s these that make the precipitous then-and-now [of this scene] shattering to behold.

Speaking backstage, Moore said she would celebrate by eating crisps.

"I'm going to eat a lot of potato chips. I have a couple of bags in my hotel room."

Telegraph.co.uk