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OTRC: Golden Globes: Amy Adams of 'American Hustle' wins Comedy Actress

Amy Adams talks after winning an award at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, Jan. 12. (OTRC)

Amy Adams has won the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her role in "American Hustle," marking her first win and fifth nomination.

The winners were announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California on Jan. 12. Adams beat out Julie Delpy of "Before Midnight," Greta Gerwig of "Frances Ha," Julia Louis-Dreyfus of "Enough Said" and Meryl Streep of "August: Osage County" for the award.

"American Hustle" tells the story of con artists Irving Rosenfeld (played by Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Adams), who work with FBI Agent Richie DiMaso (played by Bradley Cooper) to take down a number of New Jersey's most corrupt businessmen. Adam's character is involved in an affair with Bale's character, who is married to Jennifer Lawrence's character, Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the ditzy, fast-talking wife of Irving (Bale).

Adams has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award a total of five times in her career. She has previously received nominations for her work in 2008's "Enchanted," 2009's "Doubt," 2011's "The Fighter" and 2013's "The Master."

Check out a full list of 2014 Golden Globe winners.

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