Laurie went down the comedic route, first saying "this is obviously a awful mix-up", before accepting his award "on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere". "I don't mean to be gloomy, it's just that it has the words Hollywood, Foreign and Press in the title". "To some Republicans even the association is sketchy", Laurie teased.
Thank you first of all to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this unbelievable honour. "And they wanted to say hello because during the shelling the previous month, they had binge-watched 'The Night Manager'".
In this hilariously awkward video, Laurie doesn't seem to notice Hiddleston reaching out for an acknowledgement after the former won Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Television Movie.
The mini-series for which these actors were commended was itself written by Oxbridge graduates. The Night Manager, which the eponymous series was based on, was written by Oxford graduate John le Carré in 1993, and was adapted for screen by Cantab David Farr.