Dame Maggie Smith could be taking home two Golden Globes this year, after being nominated in two separate categories.

The celebrated veteran of stage and screen has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in TV Series for her role as the inestimable Dowager in 'Downton Abbey', and has also picked up a nod for Best Actress (Film Musical/Comedy)for her film role in 'Quartet, directed by Dustin Hoffman.

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Dame Maggie Smith, with her 'Quartet' director Dustin Hoffman

This latter category is hotly contested by British actresses, with Emily Blunt and Dame Judi Dench also nominated ('Salmon Fishing in the Yemen', and 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' respectively).

'Downton Abbey' continues its hold on Awards Season, with other nominations for Michelle Dockery in the Best Leading Actress (TV) category, as well as a nod in the Best Drama Series category.

'The Hour', seen in the US on BBC America, was also nominated in the Best TV Mini-Series category, while Damian Lewis was nominated alongside his co-stars Clare Danes and Mandy Patinkin for their ongoing success in everyone's favourite TV thriller, 'Homeland'.

Click through our Slideshow below to see what other British stars will have everything crossed on Sunday 13 January, when the 70th Golden Globes take place in Los Angeles, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

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  • Sienna Miller

    Sienna Miller was nominated for Best Actress TV Movie for her role as Tippi Hedren in The Girl.

  • Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey was nominated for Best Drama Series

  • Les Miserables

    Les Miserables was nominated for Best Film For Musical Or Comedy Its director Tom Hooper is British and previously won an Oscar for The Kings Speech.

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    British film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was nominated for Best Film Comedy Or Musical. In this film image released by Fox Searchlight films, Judi Dench, left, and Celia Imrie are shown in a scene.

  • Dame Judi Dench

    Dame Judi Dench was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

  • Emily Blunt

    Emily Blunt was nominated for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Salmon Fishing In The Yemen.

  • Clive Owen

    Clive Owen was nominated for Best TV Movie for Hemingway and Gellhorn.

  • Toby Jones

    Toby Jones was nominated for Best Actor in a TV Movie for The Girl.

  • Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for Best Actor in a TV Mini-series for Sherlock.

  • Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren was nominated for Best Actress in a Film Drama for Hitchcock.

  • Rachel Weisz

    Rachel Weisz was nominated for Best Actress in a Film Drama for Deep Blue Sea.

  • Ewan McGregor

    Ewan McGregor was nominated for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Salmon Fishing In The Yemen.

  • Damian Lewis

    Damian Lewis was nominated for Best Actor in a TV Series Drama for Homeland.

  • Homeland

    Homeland was nominated for Best Drama Series, which stars British actors Damian Lewis and David Harewood

  • Episodes

    Episodes was nominated for Best Comedy Series. Picture shows Matt LeBlanc who stars in Episodes.

  • Dame Maggie Smith

    Dame Maggie Smith was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in TV for Downton Abbey.

  • Michelle Dockery

    Michelle Dockery from Downton Abbey was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series

  • Skyfall

    Adele's Skyfall theme tune was nominated for Best Original Song.

  • The Hour

    The Hour was nominated for Best TV Mini-Series or Television Movie. Pictures shows Dominic West who stars in The Hour.