Colin Firth - Colin Firth Celebrates Oscar Nod With Champagne

Colin Firth celebrated his Best Actor Oscar nomination with some early morning champagne.

The 50-year-old star - who is favourite to win the prestigious award at next month's ceremony for his portrayal of stuttering British monarch King George VI in 'The King's Speech' - admitted he treated himself to some fizz as soon as he heard the news even though it was still early.

He said of the nomination: "I'm currently celebrating with my colleagues three feet above the ground. Not used to this much joy, or this much champagne at this hour."

While Colin has already indulged in some alcohol, Best Supporting Actor nominee Mark Ruffalo is saving the champagne to share with his wife Sunrise Coigney tonight (25.01.11) after their three children have gone to bed.

The 'Kids Are All Right' star said: "We got a bottle of Veuve Clicquot in the refrigerator that we couldn't drink because we had the stomach flu on New Year's Eve (31.12.10), so we're going to bust that baby out tonight!"

One nominee who won't be able to celebrate with champagne is pregnant Natalie Portman but the 29-year-old beauty admits it's a huge "honour" to be given the nod for Best Actress for her role in 'Black Swan'.

Paying tribute to the film's director Darren Aronofsky, she said: "I am so honoured and grateful to the Academy for this recognition. It is a wonderful culmination of the 10-year journey with Darren to make this film. Making 'Black Swan' is already the most meaningful experience of my career, and the passion shown for the film has completed the process of communication between artists and audience. I am so thankful for the support we have received and I share this honour with the entire cast and crew of the film, especially Darren Aronofsky."

The winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony on February 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, which will be presented by Anne Hathaway and James Franco, who is competing against Colin for Best Actor for his role in '127 Hours'.


Contactmusic

Tags: Colin Firth - Anne Hathaway - Darren Aronofsky - James Franco - Journey - Mark Ruffalo - Natalie Portman - The Passion - Kodak Theatre


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Colin Firth Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Colin Firth

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All