Why Colin Firth Should NOT Win The Oscar For Best Actor

A controversial view from leading method acting coach Brian Timoney

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He's already been awarded a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a Screen Actor's Guild and with the Oscars just around the corner it seems almost certain that Colin Firth will win the Best Actor category for his portrayal of stammering King George VI.

However, leading method acting coach Brian Timoney has a controversial view on the matter. He firmly believes that top performances are being overlooked because they appear in less conventional films.

“It’s about time the Oscars stopped being so political and more about the quality of acting. Javiar Bardem’s performance in Biutiful is far superior to Colin Firth’s but it’s in Spanish, which will limit its US appeal. Also the fact that Paul Giamatti has not been nominated at all for his performance in Barney’s Version is quite frankly insane,” comments Timoney.

“Because a film is about the British monarchy doesn’t mean that all the performances should automatically become Oscar winners. The winners should go to the best performances regardless of the film type, but clearly that isn’t the case.”

Here in Chiswick The King's Speech discussion has centred on whether it was Geoffrey Rush who made the film and therefore deserved greater accolades than he has already received.

Whatever your thoughts on the matter our local resident is still the favourite to win the Oscar come 27th February and film fans will be treated to another witty acceptance speech.

Brian Timoney has worked in the acting industry for over 20 years and in every major acting medium conceivable, including TV, Film, Radio and Theatre. He has worked with leading UK film directors Ken Loach and Danny Boyle and has appeared on the BBC2 programme ‘Murder Most Famous‘ teaching TV Actors; Sherrie Hewson (Coronation Street/ Emmerdale) and Angela Griffin (Coronation Street/ Holby City) Method Acting techniques.

February 18, 2011