Run Of Success Continues For Colin Firth

As he win Best Actor honour at Screen Actor's Guild awards

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The run of success continues for Chiswick's Colin Firth who beat stiff competition to win the Outstanding Actor honour at Screen Actor's Guild awards for his portrayal of King George VI in The King's Speech.

"This is really something," said Firth accepting his award. "Until today, if ever I've felt that I'd had a trophy that told me something was really happening for me it was my SAG [Screen Actors Guild] card.

"I used to flash it around hoping it would get me female attention, entry to nightclubs, and it didn't. This is even better."

Held on Sunday 30th January, The Kings Speech won the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, beating The Social Network and The Fighter. Speaking on behalf of the cast, Geoffrey Rush said the award was "really something."

Although they were both nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male / Female Actor in a Supporting Role categories, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter lost out to Christian Bale and Melissa Leo respectively.

Last week Colin Firth was nominated for the coveted Best Actor award at this year's Oscars. The King's Speech topped the Academy Awards' list with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

Nominated Best Actor in 2010 his role in A Single Man, Firth lost out to Jeff Bridges in Crazy Man. He faces stiff competition again this year from Jeff Bridges in "True Grit" as well as Javier Bardem in "Biutiful", Jesse Eisenberg in "The Social Network" and James Franco in "127 Hours" for the award.

January 31, 2011