Firth 'in a daze' after Oscar nod
Colin Firth says he is in a daze after receiving his first Oscar nomination for A Single Man.
"This really is the first time, I'm completely unfamiliar with it - one is in a perpetual daze," he told the assembled press at the Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills.
"On Oscar night - I will be in a daze, I think that's quite a good place to be actually."
Colin will compete in the Best Actor category against the likes of Jeff Bridges and George Clooney.
A Single Man sees him play a gay English professor stricken with grief after the sudden death of his partner.
And the actor admitted that he hasn't really had time to work out how he feels about his nomination.
"Since people have started talking about this, you're constantly on a plane, talking yourself into circles, so actually, you don't process anything," he said. "I'm sure I'm ecstatic. I'll probably have a flashback in six months time when I'll be able to answer that question then."
"I have no wisdom on this," he added. "I've spoken to several people who've been nominated several times and they all say you never get used to it. It never feels like something that you know how to manage."