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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:53:05 GMT | By Sean Plummer
Golden Globe Awards 2012: Best and worst moments

Most dignified presenter: Sidney Poitier



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Three-time Golden Globe winner Sidney Poitier's standing ovation was wholly deserved as he introduced the 59th Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award winner Morgan Freeman with a variety of elegant superlatives. His co-presenter Helen Mirren's remarks were a tad more casual (she complained they had only co-starred in one film, "Red").

As for the accompanying montage of Freeman film clips, well, so many masterpieces... "Glory," "Unforgiven," "Se7en" and "Million Dollar Baby" among them. Oh, and a casket-bathing vampire on "The Electric Company" as well of course! Best of all, though, was Freeman's gracious and self-deprecating remarks, praising Mirren and Poitier as well as his co-stars. Classy.

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