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|Helen Mirren Crowned Queen of Golden Globes|
- Gongs gained for portayals of both Elizabeths
Dame Helen Mirren was crowned queen of the Golden Globes last night (15.01.07).
The veteran British star received Best Actress awards for her performance as
Queen Elizabeth II in royal drama The Queen and for her eponymous role in
the TV mini-series Elizabeth I.
Stephen Frears' hit movie which focuses on the British Royal Family in the wake of the death of Princess Diana in 1997 also won Best Screenplay.
Mirren dedicated her prize to the real Queen. "I think you fell in love with her, not with me," she told the judges in her accpetance speech.
Fellow British star, Sacha Baron Cohen was named Best Actor in a Film Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of a spoof Kazakhstan journalist in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.
The comic uncharacteristically picked up the award as himself, and not as his controversial character.
However, he still managed to raise a few laughs, referring to a scene in the
movie when he wrestled naked with his co-star Ken Davitian.
He said: "When I was in that scene, and I stared down and I saw your two wrinkled golden globes on my chin I thought to myself, 'I better win a bloody award for this.'"
The evening also saw Justin Timberlake get his own back on Prince, who slated the SexyBack singer at an Emmy Awards after-show party last year.
Timberlake was there to present Prince with the award for Best Original Song, for his hit The Song of the Heart from animation Happy Feet.
However, the Purple Rain singer failed to appear to collect his prize and
Timberlake took it upon himself to accept the award on his behalf by
stooping down to emulating the star's petit height.
He said, "Well I guess Prince couldn't be here", then crouched down and continued, "I'd like to accept this award on his behalf."
Other winners included Forest Whitaker, who struggled to hold back tears as he collected his gong for Best Actor in a Film Drama for his role as Ugandan
dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland, Babel - starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett - won Best Film in the drama category and Meryl Streep received a nod for her performance in The Devil Wears Prada.
2007 Golden Globes Awards full list of winners:
Best Film (drama): Babel
Best Film (musical or comedy): Dreamgirls
Best Director: Martin Scorsese - The Departed
Best Actor (drama): Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland
Best Actor (musical or comedy): Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat: Cultural
Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Best Actress (drama): Helen Mirren - The Queen
Best Actress (musical or comedy): Meryl Streep - The Devil Wears Prada
Best Supporting Actor: Eddie Murphy - Dreamgirls
Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson - Dreamgirls
Best Foreign Language Film: Letters From Iwo Jima
Best Animated Feature Film: Cars
Best Screenplay: Peter Morgan - The Queen
Best Original Song: The Song of the Heart - Happy Feet
Best Original Score: Alexandre Desplat - The Painted Veil
Cecil B DeMille Award - lifetime achievement: Warren Beatty
Best Series (drama): Grey's Anatomy
Best Series (musical or comedy): Ugly Betty
Best Mini-series or Film made for TV: Elizabeth I
Best Actor (drama): Hugh Laurie - House
Best Actor (musical or comedy): Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Best Actor (mini-series or film made for TV): Bill Nighy - Gideon's
Best Actress (drama): Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer
Best Actress (musical or comedy): America Ferrera - Ugly Betty
Best Actress (mini-series or film made for TV): Helen Mirren - Elizabeth I
Best Supporting Actor: Jeremy Irons - Elizabeth I
Best Supporting Actress: Emily Blunt - Gideon's Daughter
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