Colin Firth to Be Knighted After Oscar Win

March 4, 2011 By:
Colin Firth to Be Knighted After Oscar Win

Thanks to The King's Speech, Colin Firth is now the Queen's favorite actor. And that comes with a whole lotta perks!

Colin is set to be knighted after winning an Oscar for the The King's Speech because Queen Elizabeth was so impressed with his portrayal of her father King George VI.

A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: “Colin has been a great ambassador for Britain throughout his career and his sensitive portrayal of King George VI has won him much admiration among the royal family – and of course, the film’s many fans.”

Buckingham Palace hasn't confirmed the rumors yet, but the British honors system usually recognizes excellent achievement in any field of work. Catherine Zeta-Jones is among those recently awarded with a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her acting career and services to charity.

Colin will find out if he made the cut this June. What an honor!