colin firth oscarsColin Firth earned his first Academy Award Sunday night, snagging the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in 'The King's Speech.'

"I have a feeling my career's just peaked," Firth said as he accepted his award from Sandra Bullock. Firth appeared emotional but mostly composed, calling his fellow nominees both "extraordinary" and "formidable."

Throughout the 2011 awards season, Firth's performance earned him a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and recognition from the Screen Actors Guild and a bevy of critics circles. The English actor received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star in January. Firth, 50, was nominated last year for 'A Single Man.' Watch Colin Firth's Oscar acceptance speech after the jump.