The Queen Helen Mirren and Dame Judy Dench.
As two of the most revered women in film, their opinions carry a lot of weight in the industry and across the pond. When both ladies were asked about the Oscars this year, they each had one name on the brain - Colin Firth.
Helen told sources she was "100%" certain that Colin would make it home with an Oscar for his performance in The King's Speech. She called his performance "spectacular" and expressed her deep pride to be a "British actor alongside him."
As for Miz Dame Judy, she told sources that she was thrilled to see Colin's name on the ballot as she finds him to be one of the most "special" actors to work with in the biz. She explained:
“I’m very, very pleased for Colin that he is up for an Oscar. Colin has a lot of special qualities and has had them for a long time – not least behaving very badly on set. He is a terrible laugher when things get serious. I hope it is his year though."
Such praise! Not unwarranted either!
We think he has a decent shot at it too and we'll be sure to keep our fingers crossed for him on the big night along with everyone else in jolly ole England!
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