BEVERLY HILLS (California) (AFP) - British movie "Slumdog Millionaire" emerged as the big winner at the 66th Golden Globes late Sunday, scooping four awards to underline its credentials ahead of next month's Oscars. Late Australian actor Heath Ledger earned a posthumous Golden Globe for his performance in Batman blockbuster "The Dark Knight" while British star Kate Winslet won two awards for best drama actress and supporting actress. But, ironically, on a star-studded night in Beverly Hills, it was "Slumdog Millionaire" the rags-to-riches love story about an orphan who fights his way out of Mumbai slums on an Indian television game show. The film " featuring a cast of virtual unknowns " won best drama. After a disastrous event last year that was reduced to a celebrity-free zone by the entertainment industry's writers strike, this year's Globes red carpet read like a who's who of the movie industry's A-list. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio were just a handful of the A-listers in attendance at the Beverly Hilton. Unlike the Oscars, the Golden Globes " which are chosen by around 80 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association " have separate best picture awards for dramas and musicals.