Firth: SAG gong 'really something'
Published 31/01/2011 | 10:52
Colin Firth has said that as a British actor working in Hollywood, winning an award from the Screen Actors Guild is particularly special.
Picking up the Best Actor gong for his role in The King's Speech at the SAG awards ceremony in LA, the actor admitted: "This is really something.
"Until today, I'd say probably if ever I've felt that I'd had a trophy that told me something was really happening for me it was my SAG card," Colin told the star-studded crowd.
"Growing up in England it's not something you expect to see in your wallet," he admitted, joking: "I used to flash it around hoping it would get me female attention, entry to nightclubs, and it didn't.
"This [award] is even better."
Accepting the award for Best Actress, Natalie Portman thanked her parents for teaching her not to "be an a**hole".
The 29-year-old Black Swan star said in her acceptance speech: "My parents always taught me to work my hardest, taught me never to be an a**hole, it's never acceptable," she told the audience of celebs.
"I've been working since I was 11 years old and SAG has taken care of me, they made sure I wasn't working too long and got my education, I'm so grateful to have this union protect me," she added.
The pregnant actress looked beautiful at the ceremony wearing a white, strapless Azzaro gown and two million dollars worth of Tiffany jewels.
In his acceptance speech after winning Best Supporting Actor, The Fighter star Christian Bale talked about why he enjoys making movies. "I love acting, I love what we do. It's so silly, it's like playing dress up sometimes, then other times it's so meaningful."