Why Hollywood's giving Colin the royal treatment
Oscars favourite Colin Firth has been crowned best actor at the Academy Awards for his role in The King's Speech.
The British historical drama was also named best film, with Tom Hooper taking home the best director trophy.
"I feel like my career just peaked," joked a visibly moved Colin, 50, as he accepted his award, which he dedicated to his mother.
"I have to warn you that I am experiencing stirrings somewhere in the upper abdominals that are threatening to form themselves into dance moves.
"Joyous as they might be for me, it would be extremely problematic if they made it to my legs before I get offstage."
He went on to thank "all the people who have been routing for me back home" and his beautiful wife Livia for "putting up with my fleeting delusions of royalty."
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