Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer win at Golden Globes

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    It was a big night for Idris Elba, Octavia Spencer and Morgan Freeman at Sunday’s Golden Globes Awards.

    Thanks to his star turn on the BBC series "Luther," Idris snagged the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries.

    Octavia Spencer also earned the Golden Globe for  Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her unforgettable portrayal of Minny in the film adaptation of The Help.  From the beginning, Minny was always a part made for  Octavia, who told S2S that The Help (the book) author Kathryn Stockett wrote the character in the book with her in mind.

    During her acceptance speech, Octavia paid homage to Dr. Martin Luther King, quoting, “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance.”

    Unfortunately, Octavia’s co-star Viola Davis did not win the Golden Globe for Best Actress, which went to Meryl Streep for her starring role in The Iron Lady.  Similarly, Madonna beat out Mary J Blige’s "The Living Proof" for Best Song.

    The evening also commemorated the 45-year career of Morgan Freeman, who was honored with Cecil B. DeMille award.

     

     

    —Sonya Eskridge

     

     

     

    Here’s more:

    Idris Elba books show on BBC


     

    Idris Elba: Black men aren’t ‘sexy’

    S2S Goes To the Movies: ‘The Help’
    Morgan Freeman calls Tea Party ‘racist’

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