Taking to the stage, Firth said, "Wow, this is really something. Thank you. Now until today I would say probably if ever I felt that I had a trophy which told me that something's really happening for me, it was my SAG card. You know, to be a part of this extraordinary collective, if you're growing up in England it's not something you expect to see in your wallet, really, and so it has this glow. And I used to flash it around hoping it would get me female attention and entry into nightclubs and top level government departments. It didn't. And now I've got this."
"Looking out at who's here, I'd like to thank security for letting me into the building. I'd like to single out just three of I think the most extraordinary members of my profession: Anthony Andrews, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. They're my dream cast. I want to take you all and go on tour, and I'd like to bring my resident magician Tom Hooper, our extraordinary writer David Seidler," said Firth.
Firth wound up his speech by thanking his constant and beautiful fellow traveler, his wife, Livia.
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(Photo of Colin Firth by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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