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Christopher Plummer, Morgan Freeman Among Golden Globe Winners

Danielle Olipra

Christopher Plummer won the best supporting actor award for his role in "Beginners"

Idris Elba and Kelsey Grammer also earned globes

The 69th annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on Sunday night, presented accolades to some expected recipients (Christopher Plummer, “Modern Family”) and delivered some surprises (Kelsey Grammer, Idris Elba), notes the Washington Post.

Christopher Plummer took home a globe for his supporting role in “Beginners”, as a father who comes out as gay to his son Oliver following the death of his wife.

Veteran film face Morgan Freeman earned the Cecil B. Demill lifetime achievement award.  (Freeman has also recently received the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award and the People’s Choice Awards’ first-ever movie icon award).

Brit Idris Elba won for best actor in a mini-series or TV movie for his role in BBC crime drama “Luther”, and the British period drama “Downtown Abbey” won for best mini-series.

Kelsey Grammer took home the globe for best actor in a TV series drama for his role in “Boss.”, and later announced that he and his new wife Kayte Walsh Grammer are expecting twins.

A full list of winners can be seen at

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