Colin Firth surprises Ellen DeGeneres -- and puts underwear on his Oscar: Watch!

Colin Firth, who won the Best Actor Oscar for The King’s Speech, made a pit stop on his way to the airport Monday and surprised Ellen DeGeneres during her morning meeting. Watch the segment below, which airs on today’s show. You may recall that DeGeneres gave him a pair of formal underwear (think tuxedo design with carefully placed fringe) during a Valentine’s Day appearance on her show for him to wear to the Oscars. (She also gave him a pair in 2006 when he recounted a mortifying story about having to be rescued by his neighbors when all he was wearing was underwear and slippers.) He said he would have worn them, but they shrank in the wash. Fortunately, they were now small enough to fit his Oscar. DeGeneres couldn’t let him leave without announcing his arrival to the Warner Bros. lot with a megaphone.

Congratulations, Colin. You have now earned your own category on PopWatch. Popping by to thank us sometime might be nice. More than nice.

Read more:
The best of Colin Firth interviews on YouTube
Backstage at the Oscars with Colin Firth and other winners
EW’s Oscar Central

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  • maryb889

    That was so cool! Colin seems like such a nice guy …

  • jackjack

    Oh, but why can’t he get a cool category name like Alexander Skaarsgaard??????? SOMEONE THINK OF ONE (anything with ‘Darcy’ or British or something? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?)

    • Jackie

      Hmmmm… Firth in our Hearts? A play on “First in our Hearts”? Nahh, sorry, that was a bad one.

    • Mr. Holloway

      “Firth and Foremost” “Who’s on Firth?”

      • Jackie

        Ha ha, LOVE “Who’s on Firth”!

      • mscisluv

        I’m all for Firth & Foremost!

    • girl

      My Firth love?

      • Liz

        Love that one.

  • mariela

    i love him so much

  • ragu

    awesome of him!

  • Chelsea

    As a longtime Colin Firth fan, I’m so happy for him. It was dark days for awhile there with “What a Girl Wants”.

    • Liz

      Hey! There was that fantastic dance when he shakes his bum in leather!! I’ll always love that movie, lol!
      It was a sweet film.

      • Chelsea

        Yeah you know… as much as I mock it, I always watch it when it’s on TV. I imagine that happy-dancing Colin referenced in his speech would’ve been something like his glorious leather pant dancing from that movie! Colin, you should’ve let it out!

  • Liz

    He is SOOOO great!! AND smart! AND witty! AND articulate! AND handsome….
    Yes, I’m in love…
    He did such an amaaazing performance in The King’s Speech, though I must confess that he will always be Mr Darcy from Pride & Prejudice to me… *blush*

    • KWise

      I’m with you. He will ALWAYS be Mr. Darcy to me as well. Just thinking of him in that film makes me swoon, especially at the end when they’re walking outside, and he asks Elizabeth to stop and just level with him already…his feelings remain unchanged…..oh I think it’s time to rent it again.

      • Kat

        Rent it?? Oh no, you gots to BUY that!

  • harry

    Colin Firth FTW!!!

  • lesliemd

    Colin Firth in “Valmont” – so hot in high boots, breeches and a ponytail.. Love, love, love him!!!

    • Liz

      You bet! But NOTHING will ever replace the wet white shirt scene in P&P, lol!

    • girl

      Oh, yeah – and that scene where he dances with each of the 4 women he is involved with – it just shows that a scene can be unbelievably sexy even (or maybe even especially) when everyone keeps their clothes on. So, so hot.

  • Erin

    This made my day. I love Colin Firth!

  • Chelsea

    I’ve pretty much loved him in everything he’s ever done. Adore him in Bridget Jones. That moment when he helps her cook dinner? And the kiss at the end “good boys don’t kiss like that” “oh, yes they effing do” Um, SWOON.

  • Alicia

    Firth is a class act, all the way. I’m so happy for him now that he is no longer in the “Mr. Darcy ghetto.” For a while there, he wasn’t allowed to play characters who ever cracked a smile, and I was starting to worry about his career.

  • Joanna

    Popping in on Ellen on his way to the airport, and putting the shrunken underpants on his Oscar statue? BRILLIANT! I LOVE this guy!

  • Nicole

    Colin is such a class act! I love that man!

  • chez

    Probably the most ‘Hollywood’ thing that I have ever seen him do but he does it with so much charm and class.

    Long time fan and could not be more happy that he is finally getting the recognition that he deserves.

  • Alan Miceli

    Ellen, I love how spontaneously funny you are.

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