Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Colin Firth
Elegant and weighty without being pompous, Colin Firth, one of Hollywood's most valuable players, has never won a Golden Globe. Now is his time. In The King's Speech, the British actor stars as a stuttering monarch who recruits a therapist to fix his flaw in time for a big speech. What should be a snooze is instead a quippy, quirky study in sharp scripting anchored by Firth's deceiving ability to be at once an egotistical and sympathetic figure.