Olivia Colman Wins Best Actress At Oscars 2019

Tuesday, 26 Feb, 2019

Olivia Colman had the audience in stitches with her best actress acceptance speech at the Oscars. Colman gave a special shout-out to Close, who she said she has admired all her life.

Apparently, she made her breakthrough as Sophie Chapman in the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show (2003-2015) while her other comic roles in television include Green Wing (2004-2006), Beautiful People (2008-2009), Rev. (2010-2014), Twenty Twelve (2011-2012), and Fleabag (2016-present).

"If you are at home sitting on your couch and watching this now, all I can say is this is hard work", she stated.

The British star was named Best Actress, thanks to her royal role as Queen Anne in The Favourite!

But the award was snatched by Bafta victor Colman, who told her from the stage: "You have been my idol for so long, this is not how I wanted it to be".

Olivia Colman was responsible for one of the most poignant moments of Oscars 2019, after taking home her first-ever Academy Award on February 24.

A seven-time Oscar nominee, Close holds the record as the actor with the most Academy Award nominations without a win, male or female. "When he walked into the room, I just went, 'That's him!' Mind you, I suppose if he hadn't wanted me, then I might have gone, 'That's him!' at someone else a week later".

Though she appeared shocked herself, Colman's sheer joy and awe at winning was infectious.

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"If I forget anybody, I'll find you later and give you a massive snog, I'm sorry if I forget anybody".

Stone, sitting near Colman in the Dolby Theatre, also broke into tears as the award was announced, could be seen repeating "oh my God" over and over again.

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