-Let’s not waste time on the physical obvious. You’ve seen him in a tuxedo?
-Really it should have been last year but now he’s the reigning Best Actor and this year, during award season, he’s in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and even though Gary Oldman’s getting most of the play for the film, it’s yet another prestige project Firth is involved with.
-He knows when to go: Colin worked hard on the campaign circuit last year, but he promised he’d be done with it soon as it was over. This is not a famewhore. The vote won’t make you feel dirty.
-OMG he’s so smart and articulate and has such a clever sense of humour and great taste in women.
-I have already started watching Love Actually since we’re 5 weeks to Christmas.
-He should have last year and didn’t. It’s now a year later so ...why?
-We all know Colin Firth but does everyone KNOW Colin Firth? I don’t know that Colin Firth is HOUSEHOLD, you know? I don’t know that you go into the MiniVan Majority’s living room on a Wednesday night or whenever Dancing With The Sh-ts is on and scream COLIN FIRTH and they look away from the tv. It’s debatable.
-He’s not a famewhore, which helps but probably hurts more. Too much of a low profile. Not top of mind. By design, sure. But that doesn’t help his chances here.
-(Do you think he’s getting a little jowly?)
-Again, he’s not American. If PEOPLE goes two years in a row outside the USA, he’s definitely not at the top of the list.
Odds 20 to 1