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Octavia Spencer won best supporting actress for her role as Minnie in 'The Help'

*The 2012 Golden Globes were given out Sunday night in Hollywood. Among the many winners were Octavia Spencer, Idris Elba and Morgan Freeman.

Spencer won best supporting actress for her role as a brassy housekeeper joining other black maids to share stories about life with their white employers in the 1960s Deep South tale “The Help.”

“With regard to domestics in this country, now and then, I think Dr. King said it best: ‘All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance.’ And I thank you for recognizing that with our film,” Spencer said.

Idris Elba of “Luther” won the Golden Globe award for actor in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television.

Morgan Freeman, awarded this year’s Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, is well aware of how influential movies and the film industry can be on its audiences.

“One of the more effective avenues for learning American history is movies. I was always a big reader when I was a kid, but movies -– they’re so impactive,” Freeman told reporters backstage at the Globes on Sunday.

Since Meryl Streep won the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama for her turn as Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” that means Viola Davis didn’t win for her lead role as Aibileen in “The Help.” That could portend things to come for Davis as some see the Globes as a key step to winning an Oscar. On the other hand, noted and super snarky Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke says that the Globes very seldom pick Oscar winners. She gave the best film category as an example.

Speaking of “snarkiness,” Finke also dropped this lug about Tyler Perry and Idris Elba winning for his “Luther” role:

“Considering that Tyler Perry stole Elba’s Alex Cross role, this is small comfort indeed for Idris. Really, Tyler, stick to cross-dressing in your movies and holding Oprah’s handbag the rest of the time.”

Dayuum, like we told you, she’s super snarky and straight crazy, we think.  🙂  Anyway, she’s no joke. In fact, check out her Deadline blog for the full scoop on who won what at the 2012 Golden Globes.

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Idris Elba won the Golden Globe award for actor in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television.