Famous Cantabs win BIG at the Golden Globes
Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman walked away with awards
When they’re not exercising their frontal lobes, Cambridge alumni are winning Golden Globes.
On Sunday night, Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman were all recognised for their performances in The Night Manager, a series of six episodes which, as you may have guessed from the title, centered around a night manager who was recruited to help investigate an arms dealer.
Hiddleston, who studied Classics at Pembroke College from 1999, was awarded Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for his performance as the hotel manager, Jonathan Pine. Whilst at Cambridge he also achieved another seemingly impossible prize: a double first. The actor described the award, which is his first Golden Globe, as “lovely”.
Hugh Laurie, who attended Selwyn College from 1978 to study Archaeology and Anthropology, won the award for Best Supporting Actor. Laurie not only managed to strike up a comedy partnership with Stephen Fry and become President of the Footlights, but during his time at Cambridge he also became a blue.
Laurie, who played arms dealer and bad guy Richard Onslow Roper, previously won two for the hit TV show House, in which he played the title character.
Olivia Colman was also awarded for a supporting role, receiving Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the intelligence officer Angela Burr, a woman determined to destroy Richard Roper and his illegal activities. Colman attended Homerton College and studied Education from 1993. Although absent from the ceremony when receiving her first Golden Globe, Coleman has previously been awarded three BAFTAs.
Other big winners at Sunday’s ceremony included Moonlight for Best Motion Picture and new Netflix royal biopic The Crown for Best TV Drama. The 74th Golden Globe Awards were presented by American late-night show favourite Jimmy Fallon.
These former Cantabs should be very proud of themselves, but the real prize was their experiences at Cambridge, amirite?