Los Angeles, Jan 9 (IANS) British actor Hugh Laurie took a jibe at US President-elect Donald Trump and the entire Republican party during his acceptance speech at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
Laurie won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in TV show “The Night Manager”.
“Thank you, this is obviously a terrible mix-up. Thank you first of all to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this amazing honour. Of course it’s more amazing because I’ll be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes,” the 57-year-old said while accepting the award.
“I don’t mean to be gloomy, it’s just that it has the words ‘Hollywood’ ‘Foreign’ and ‘Press’ in the title. I also think to some republicans even the word ‘association’ is sketchy.
“I accept this award on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere,” Laurie said while hinting at Trump.
Laurie won the award after beating actors like Sterling K Brown, John Lithgow, Christian Slater and John Travolta.
The 74th edition of Golden Globes is taking place at The Beverly Hills Hotel, in California.
Golden Globes 2017 pays tribute to Fisher, Reynolds
Los Angeles, Jan 9
The 74th Golden Globe Awards ceremony paid a tribute to late actresses, mother-daughter Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds by showcasing clips of some of their memorable roles.
While hosting the gala, comedian Jimmy Fallon stopped the show to pay tribute to Fisher and Reynolds at the Beverly Hills Hotel in California.
“This past year we lost so many legends and icons, but a few weeks ago, we lost a mother and a daughter within just a couple of days, and it was a terrible loss that we all felt,” Fallon said.
He then introduced a video montage dedicated to the mother and daughter, which included clips from many of Fisher’s and Reynolds’ memorable roles, including Fisher as Princess Leia in “Star Wars” and Reynolds in “Singin’ in the Rain”.
Fisher died on December 27 at the age of 60 after suffering a medical emergency on December 23 aboard a flight from London.
Reynolds, 84, an Oscar-nominated actress, who shot to fame after starring in “Singin’ in the Rain” at the age of 19, passed away on December 28, the next day after Fisher.
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