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Best: Morgan Freeman's Cecil B. DeMille acceptance
Maybe we were just on a high from the "Electric Company" clips in Morgan Freeman's tribute package, but the "Shawshank Redemption" star's acceptance hit all the right notes. He thanked Helen Mirren and out-funnied her introduction. He was properly reverential toward Sidney Poitier. And he seemed totally genuine when he talked about loving his job and being honored with what might otherwise seem to be a fairly disposable prize. Professionally speaking -- we don't wanna get into nonsense about his private life -- Morgan Freeman's as classy as they come and certainly deserving of whatever it was that he was given.