colinfirth_tomford_redcarpet.jpgIt is smiles all round at the Tom Ford camp today, with news that his début film A Single Man has earned Colin Firth his first-ever Academy Award nomination.

Firth has been nominated for best leading man for his performance as a gay university professor living in Sixties America. The film marked Ford's initiation as a movie director and scored Firth and Julianne Moore recent Golden Globe nominations.

Other Brits to be recognised with an Oscar nomination include Helen Mirren for best actress The Last Station and newcomer Carey Mulligan also for best actress in An Education.

Once again, we'll be covering all the red carpet action direct from the 82nd Academy Awards when it takes place on March 7th. In the meantime, check out a trailer for A Single Man after the jump...

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