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Golden Globes 2014: Amy Adams wins best actress in a comedy or musical

Amy AdamsAmerican HustleFBIChristian BaleMeryl Streep

Amy Adams has taken the Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical for her turn as an elegant grifter in period crime comedy "American Hustle."

Adams has taken the prize over front-runner Meryl Streep, who had won six previous times.

In the David O. Russell film, Adams plays Sydney Prosser, an American who remakes herself as a member of British society to aid Christian Bale's Irv Rosenfeld in his small-time cons. Things go awry, however, when an FBI agent shows up and begins using the pair as part of a sting.

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It is Adams' first Globe; the actress had been nominated four previous times, all since 2008.

Adams is considered to have a decent if not strong shot for an Oscar nomination when the short list is announced Thursday; she had recently also been nominated for a BAFTA for her performance.

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