It was a royal evening at the 83rd Academy Awards®, as The King's Speech ruled the night. The historical drama took home four Oscars from its 12 nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth), Best Director (Tom Hooper) and Original Screenplay (David Seidler). Now, the men of this year's Best Picture winner join Oprah on the Oscar stage!
Many in the press were naming Colin as the odds-on favorite to win Best Actor for his portrayal of King George VI, and Colin says the buzz was hard to ignore. "You try to ignore this stuff. People telling you you're a front-runner is not that helpful in the peace-of-mind stakes, because you can then only lose."
When his name was called, he says it sounded like "someone else's name being read out." Oprah points out that Colin appeared to be very calm in his acceptance speech, so she asks Colin if he did the "happy dance" backstage. "I had to go and find a secluded spot for that...nobody needs to witness that," Colin jokes.