Two decades, Four Weddings And A Funeral! Hugh Grant given gong by on-screen lover Andie MacDowell at Hollywood Film Awards

It is the career highlight he has arguably never matched.

So it seemed only appropriate Hugh Grant's Four Weddings And A Funeral lover Andie MacDowell was the person to hand his supporting actor gong at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday.

The Southern belle handed over the prize to the grinning Englishman for his turn opposite Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins, where he played the famed heiress and socialite's husband St. Clair Bayfield.

Hugh beauty: Grant posed up with Four Weddings co-star Andie MacDowell after she handed over his supporting actor gong at the Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday

The fading hunk was quick to compliment his on-screen lover as he drunk up the acclaim.

Self-effacing Hugh, 56, said: ' I'm just depressed at how much better preserved you are than I am after 22 years. Do you use any special creams or anything like that?

'It's amazing. You're still a southern peach and I am, according to Twitter, a scrotum.'

The performer, who was famously accused of being wooden by shock interviewer Dennis Pennis, also said he was astounded to actually get recognised for his acting, saying his award would receive pride of place in his spacious residence. 

Southern peach: The actor lathered the well-preserved actress with praise after she handed over his supporting actor gong

Scrotum: In contrast self-effacing Hugh described himself in the least complimentary of ways

He's still got it: The jocular actor had Andie cackling with glee backstage

A star is born: Hugh became a worldwide sex symbol due to his turn as bumbling buffoon Charles opposite Andie in the 1994 hit

He said: 'I almost never get a prize and I'm so pleased with this one. It will not be in my loo or used as a doorstep.'

Hugh, whose ancestry has been described as a 'colourful Anglo-Scottish tapestry of warriors, empire-builders and aristocracy' by genealogist Antony Adolph, has starred in an astounding 27 films since he shot to fame as bumbling Charles in Four Weddings in 1994.

And while he has starred in a mixture of hits and misses since then, by many he will forever be remembered for being punched out by his fiancee at the alter before finally pledging his love to Andie's character Carrie in the gentle Richard Curtis romantic comedy.

How depressing: Hugh joked he was jealous at how much better preserved Andie was

'Do you use any special creams': He even asked her for beauty tips during his hilarious speech

Drinking from the fountain of youth: The fine filly's face looked frozen in time on the red carpet

Hugh lucky boy: The ageing hunk had brought along his girlfriend Anna Eberstein

Hollywood Film Award Honorees  

Hollywood Career Achievement Award - Eddie Murphy 

Hollywood Actor Award - Tom Hanks (Sully)

Hollywood Supporting Actor Award - Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Hollywood Actress Award - Natalie Portman (Jackie) 

Hollywood Supporting Actress Award - Nicole Kidman (Lion) 

Hollywood Comedy Award - Robert De Niro (The Comedian)

Hollywood Breakout Actress Award - Naomie Harris (Collateral Beauty, Midnight)

New Hollywood Award - Lily Collins (Rules Don't Apply)

Spotlight Award - Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures)

Hollywood Ensemble Award - Gold cast  

Hollywood Song Award - Justin Timberlake (Can't Stop The Feeling from the film Trolls)

Hollywood Documentary Award - Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens (Before the Flood)  

Hollywood Director Award - Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)

Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award - Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)

Hollywood Blockbuster Award - Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book)

Hollywood Producer Award - Marc Platt (La La Land, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, The Girl On The Train)

Hollywood Screenwriter Award - Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea) 

Hollywood Animation Award - Byron Howard and Rich Moore (Zootopia)

Hollywood Visual Effects Award - Stephane Ceretti and Richard Bluff (Dr. Strange)

Hollywood Costume Design Award - Albert Wolsky (Rules Don't Apply)

Hollywood Production Design Award - Wynn Thomas (Hidden Figures)

Hollywood Make Up & Hair Styling Award - Angela Conte, Bec Taylor, Shane Thomas, Noriko Waztanabe (Hacksaw Ridge)

Hollywood Sound Award - Christopher Boyes and Frank Eulner (The Jungle Book)

Hollywood Editor Award - John Gilbert (Hacksaw Ridge)

Hollywood Cinematography Award - Linus Sandgren (La La Land)

Hollywood Film Composer Award - Mychael Danna (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Storks)

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