Adele has thanked her newborn son as she triumphed at the Golden Globes with a win for best original song for theme to James Bond film Skyfall.
The 24-year-old singer told how she was "very pregnant" and "emotional" at the time she wrote the song, and how following the birth of her child she would "never be devastated again."
It was the Tottenham-born star's first public appearance since giving birth in October. She has not publicly confirmed the name of her child and remained just as mysterious after her win.
Speaking back stage she said motherhood was "exhausting" but she was enjoying it.
Asked what her son is called, the smiling singer said: "I'm not revealing his name. It's too intimate and personal at the moment. I'm enjoying it, thanks for asking. I feel very excited, this is my first night out."
In an emotional acceptance speech Adele said: "Oh my God. Oh my God. Honestly, I've come out for a night out with my friend. We're new Mums. We've literally come for a night out, I was not expecting this.
"It's very strange to be here and thank you so much for letting me be part of your world for a night. It's amazing, we've been ******* ourselves, you know."
She also thanked Daniel Craig, adding: "It's been such a wonderful Bond, and to my boyfriend Simon (Knoecki) who convinced me to do it, and to my lovely son - thank you so much."
Later, back stage, she added: "It's absolutely amazing, it's very surreal and quite hilarious because this is not my normal field. My inspiration normally comes from heartbreak but I don't think I'm going to be devastated again."
The pressure of emulating Shirley Bassey with a Bond song had been was "huge," she said.
"I had my child two weeks before the film came out so it was bad timing. It was such an honour to be involved. Normally I write about my misery and this time I wrote according to someone's script. It's absolutely amazing. I took the risk and I'm very proud of it."
She said Daniel Craig had "really turned the vibe around" and will "be my Bond forever."
Daniel Day-Lewis scored another British success with a win for won best actor in a drama, for Lincoln.
Other British actors honoured included Dame Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey, and Damian Lewis for Homeland..
Lewis said: "I'd like to dedicate this to my mum, looking down on me bursting with pride telling everyone around her how well her son is doing in acting."
Downton Abbey lost out to Homeland for best TV drama series. Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey, lost out to Homeland's Claire Danes in the best actress category.
Iran hostage drama Argo and musical Les Miserables were the big film winners.
Argo won the top prize, best dramatic movie, and Ben Affleck was named best director for the film, three days after he failed to get an Oscar nomination in the same category.
Asked back stage if he felt snubbed Affleck said: "We got nominated for seven Oscars including best picture. If you can't be happy with that your prospects for long term happiness are pretty dim.
"I also didn't get the acting nomination - I notice no-one's saying I got snubbed there."
George Clooney, one of the producers of Argo, was less circumspect. He said: I'm disappointed. It was disappointing. I think he (Affleck) did a phenomenal job on the film. It's disappointing but we are not out of the water, we are not dead yet."
Les Miserables, the big screen version of the hit stage show about French revolutionaries, won three Golden Globes - best comedy or musical, and acting honours for Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman.
Jessica Chastain won best actress in a drama for her role as a young female CIA agent who tracks down Osama bin Laden in thriller Zero Dark Thirty.
In the best comedy or musical category, Jennifer Lawrence won best actress for Silver Linings Playbook.
In television awards Homeland was triumphant as best drama series, with Damian Lewis and Claire Danes as best actor and actress.
Game Change, about Sarah Palin's 2008 run for US vice president won best TV film, while Julianne Moore won an award for her portrayal of the former Alaska governor.
Former US President Bill Clinton got a standing ovation from Hollywood stars when he appeared to introduce clips from Lincoln.
Jodie Foster, 50, was given a lifetime achievement award, and publicly acknowledged that she is gay.
Foster said she had been upfront about her sexual orientation for years to friends and co-workers, but had never felt the need to bare her soul in public.