Olivia Colman wins best actress in leading role at 2019 Oscars


Olivia Colman took the award home for being the best actress role for playing Queen Anne in the historical dramedy, ‘The Favourite’ at the 2019 Oscars ceremony.

During her accession speech, a spontaneous Colman said, “It’s genuinely quite stressful, this is hilarious… an Oscar.”

She passed on to thank the film’s director, Yorgos Lanthimos.


“To be in this category with these extraordinary women, Glenn Close, you are my idol, this is not how it was meant to be” (Close is the most-nominated living actress to never win an Oscar).

She thanked her entire co-stars,  Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz , who play two women fighting for the attention of the homosexual queen, calling them “the two loveliest women in the world to fall in love with and to do to work with every day.”

Emma Stone
“To my mom and my dad, well you know,” said Colman. She again thanked her children and then gave a peculiar shout out to young actors.

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“To any little girl who’s practicing her speech on the tele, you never know!” Colman then revealed that she used to work as a cleaner.

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