Golden Globes 2012: Wins for Grammer and Idris Elba, best and worst dressed and more

January 17, 2012

Golden Globe awards for Idris Elba and Kelsey Grammer were two of the biggest surprises at Sunday’s presentation, writes Post Celebritology blogger Jen Chaney.

For Elba, who won for best actor in a mini-series or TV movie for his performance in “Luther,” Chaney says:

With William Hurt and “Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville in the same category, the actor formerly known as Stringer Bell didn’t seem like a sure thing. But he managed to win, bringing him to the stage where he could accept his Globe and make female viewers swoon, just as nature intended.

Of Grammer, a winner for best actor in a drama for “Boss,” she writes:

Again, Grammer’s talents are well known. But Bryan Cranston and Steve Buscemi, who star on the more buzzy “Breaking Bad” and “Boardwalk Empire,” respectively, seemed like more likely winners.

Go here to read the complete list of biggest surprises and vote on which you found most surprising: Golden Globe winners: Biggest surprises, from Idris Elba to Kelsey Grammer

Perhaps the most dignified moment of the show came when Morgan Freeman received Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award from Helen Mirren and Sidney Poitier.

“Being up here receiving this award, this tribute that you yourself received, makes it clear to me that though they call this the Cecil B. DeMille Award, in my house, it will also be called the Sidney Poitier Award,” Freeman said.

View the full speech here: Morgan Freeman and the classiest Golden Globes moment (video)

As for the night’s fashion, Chaney had this to say about Angelina Jolie, No. 2 on her list of the best dressed:

The Atelier Versace dress could not have fit her better, and the red splash across the top made it stand out from other white and off-white gowns on the carpet. Pure elegance.

Read the complete 10 best/10 worst lists.

The biggest star of the night though might have been Uggie, a nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier.

Uggie, the dog from “The Artist,” became an instant star courtesy of his adorable red carpet antics, prompting several calls (on Twitter) for a special canine Golden Globe. Which is understandable. For God’s sake, just look at him.

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