JONATHAN RHYS-MEYERS was shocked when his name was announced as the winner at the Golden Globe Awards on Monday (16JAN06) because he was convinced Kenneth Branagh would win.

The Irish actor was honoured for Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or TV movie for his role as Elvis Presley.

He says, "I didn't expect it to be me. I thought they'd go with someone older. You had Donald Sutherland, Ed Harris and Kenneth Branagh.

"They are incredible actors. Legends. I thought it would be Kenneth Branagh because he played FDR (FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT), a much loved American figure. I was really shocked."