Maggie Gyllenhaal is grateful for ''revolutionary'' women's roles.

The 37-year-old star - who picked up the gong for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie for her part in 'The Honourable Woman' at the 2015 Golden Globes last night (11.01.15) - thanked her fellow actresses for taking on new roles and portraying ''actual women'' when she made her acceptance speech at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California.

She said: ''When I look around the room at the women in here and I think about the performances that I've watched this year.

''What I see, actually, are women who are sometimes powerful and sometimes not, sometimes sexy and sometimes not...what I think is new is the wealth of roles for actual women in television and film. That's what I think is revolutionary and evolutionary, and it's what's turning me on.''

The brunette beauty - who has two children Ramona, eight, and Megan, two, with her husband, actor Peter Sarsgaard - went on to thank her family, including her brother, 'Nightcrawler' star Jake Gyllenhaal, with whom she attended the awards, and the 'The Honourable Woman' director Hugo Blick.

She said: ''I want to thank a couple of wonderfully complicated women in my life.

''My mum... and my daughters who will one day be great women and I want to thank my brother who is an amazing date for telling me to wrap up, I'm sure that's not a surprise to anyone. And I've got to thank Hugo Blick - who wrote, directed and produced every minute of the honourable woman, I share this with you.

''And to my husband - who is a lover of complicated women - obviously. I could never have done this without you, thank you so much.''