Monday 9 January 2017

The Crown's Claire Foy Pays Tribute To Queen Elizabeth As She Leads Winners At Golden Globes

Golden Globes

Britannia ruled once again at the first big awards show of the Hollywood season.

The Crown and its star Claire Foy won Golden Globes at the star-studded ceremony in Beverly hills on Sunday night, as she paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth, saying: 'I think the world could do with a few more women at the center of it, if you ask me.'

And The Night Manager also garnered statues for its stars Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie.

Netflix drama The Crown, about the early years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, was named best drama TV series.

And when Foy, 32, picked up her first major award for playing the monarch, honored as best actress in a television drama, she gave praise to the reigning monarch, calling her 'extraordinary.'

Noting the Queen 'has been at the center of the world for 63 years', she declared: 'I think the world could do with a few more women at the center of it, if you ask me.'

Foy told the audience of Hollywood's biggest names: 'When you play a real life person, it's tricky. And you rely very much on the people around you. So I'm going to dedicate this to all those people around me.'

She specifically gave a name check to one co-star John Lithgow, who played Winston Churchill.

She also thanked Matt Smith who played Prince Philip, and who couldn't make it to the awards show.

The British thriller The Night Manager proved an upset in the television acting categories, winning in three of the four categories.

The John Le Carre adaptation earned best actor for Tom Hiddleston and best actress for Olivia Colman, who was unable to attend the event.

*** Trump Hits Back At Streep Over Her Golden Globes Speech

Hugh Laurie was named best supporting actor and in his speech made a swipe at president-elect Donald Trump as he suggested this year could be the last Golden Globes ever,

'I don't mean to be gloomy. It's just it has 'Hollywood', 'foreign' and 'press' in the title, he explained as he looked at his statuette. 'To some Republicans even the word 'association' is slightly sketchy.'

'I accept this award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere,' he added.

Meanwhile, Hiddleston came in for some flack on social media after he referenced a recent visit to Sudan as a UNICEF ambassador.

In what started out as another celebrity speech about those less fortunate, it ended by him declaring that it was a privilege to have created a television series that aid workers and doctors had binge watched during a shelling attack in the war-torn country.

He concluded that he felt honored to have such an impact on the lives of those working to fix a broken world.

Actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson also joined the ranks of Brit winners.

The 26-year-old was honored with a best supporting actor in film award for his performance in Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals.

In his acceptance speech, he thanked his 'soulmate' Sam Taylor-Johnson, 49, to whom he's been married since 2012.



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