Colin Firth to get his hands on another Oscar

Friday February 24, 2012

Colin Firth is getting his hands on another Oscar after he was signed up to present one of the trophies at this year's Academy Awards.

The actor joins other winners from 2011 including Christian Bale, Melissa Leo and Natalie Portman as a presenter at Sunday's event.

Firth carried away the best actor award last year for his performance as King George VI in The King's Speech.

The film dominated the 2011 ceremony with Tom Hooper taking best director while David Seidler took the gong for best original screenplay.

Other presenters who will feature this year include Rose Byrne, Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Michael Douglas and Meryl Streep, who is nominated for best actress for her role in The Iron Lady in which she played former Prime Minister Lady Thatcher.

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