Royal flush at Oscars for Brit flick and its stars

Colin Firth accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actor in a leading role for The King's Speech.
Colin Firth accepts the Oscar for best performance by an actor in a leading role for The King's Speech.
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THE King’s Speech reigned supreme at the Oscars.

 Man of the moment was the film’s star, Colin Firth admitting he felt his career had “just peaked” as he collected the award for Best Actor.

 Firth told the audience at the 83rd Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles he wanted to leave the stage before he embarrassed himself by dancing with joy.

 He said: “I have a feeling my career has just peaked. My deepest thanks to the academy.

 “I’m afraid I have to warn you that I’m experiencing stirrings somewhere in the upper abdominals which are threatening to form themselves into dance moves which joyous as they may be for me, it would be extremely problematic if they make it to my legs before I get off stage.”

 The story of King George VI’s battle with his stutter also won Best Picture, Best Director for Tom Hooper and Best Original Screenplay for David Seidler.

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