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Colin Firth appears in a scene from the 2010 movie The Kings Speech. - Provided courtesy of See Saw Films / Weinstein Company

Golden Globe Awards: Colin Firth wins 'Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama'

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01/16/2011 by Corinne Heller

Colin Firth won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama" on Sunday for his role as a stuttering King George VI in "The King's Speech," marking the actor's first win and second nomination.

The British actor beat Jesse Eisenberg of "The Social Network," James Franco of "127 Hours," Ryan Gosling of "Blue Valentine" and Mark Wahlberg of "The Fighter."

"The King's Speech" also stars Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth and "Pirates of the Caribbean" star Geoffrey Rush as speech therapist Lionel Logue. The movie has received a total of seven Golden Globe nods.

Last year, Firth was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his role in the drama movie "A Single Man." His performance as an English professor who struggles to cope with the sudden death of his partner earned him a BAFTA Film Award.

Firth has also starred in films such as "Love, Actually," "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason," "The English Patient" and "Mamma Mia!."

Check out a full list of 2011 Golden Globe Award winners.

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