In another category identical to the Oscar race, Forest Whitaker takes home leading actor prize for his performance as Idi Amin in “The Last King of Scotland.” He gave a nearly incoherent speech at the Golden Globes but was far better this time around after a shaky start.
“I want to thank you for allowing me to have a moment like this…to help me be able to continue to express myself as an artist. Thank yoiu from the bottom of my heart.”
Mirren won for “The Queen” and said it was “an incredible night for me personally.”
The actress said that when she first walked into wardrobe and saw “all those sensible shoes and tweed skirts, I cried. I can’t playt anyone who chooses to wear those clothes. I just can’t do it.”
The audience laughs then Mirren adds that she “learned to love that person” and paid tribute to the Queen of England for her discipline and dedication to duty.