International aid agency Oxfam congratulated Colin Firth on his win for Best Actor as King George VI in the film The King’s Speech. The actor has also been honored with a Golden Globe, a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Award), and a SAG award for the performance. Among the honors includes a verbal award, one given by Jeremy Hobbs, the director of Oxfam.
Hobbs stated: “We are delighted to see Colin’s talent and achievements being recognised and applauded by his peers in the film industry, as well as enjoyed by audiences across the globe. Colin may be a huge star and a busy actor, but he also finds the time to be an extremely hard-working ambassador for Oxfam. He’s a sincere and dedicated champion for poor people, who puts a lot of energy and passion into campaigning, fundraising and advocacy work.”
Firth has been quite the advocate for Oxfam. He’s lobbied for the Make Trade Fair campaign, Amnesty International, and Survival International, and has won various awards for his efforts, such as the European Voice Campaigner of the Year award, The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural Philanthropist of the Year award, as well as the BAFTA Britannia Humanitarian Award.
And now top that all off with a nice Oscar Win. Way to go, Colin!