Colin Firth takes home best actor crown at the OscarsBy ANI
Monday, February 28, 2011
LONDON - Brit star Colin Firth has won the best actor Oscar for his role in The King’s Speech.
Firth was the clear bookies’ favourite going into the ceremony, having previously picked up acting prizes at the Baftas and the Golden Globes, reports the Guardian.
In ‘The King’s Speech,’ Firth portrayed the role of a stuttering George VI, who finds his voice in the run-up to the Second World War.
The 50-year-old actor was nominated last year for his turn in Tom Ford’s ‘A Single Man’ only to lose out to Jeff Bridges.
Firth emerged victorious from a field that included Bridges (’True Grit’), Jesse Eisenberg (’The Social Network’), James Franco (’127 Hours’) and Javier Bardem (’Biutiful’). (ANI)