Queer Women Rejoice! Olivia Colman Wins Oscar for 'The Favourite'

Feb 26, 2019, 00:54
Queer Women Rejoice! Olivia Colman Wins Oscar for 'The Favourite'

Olivia Colman had the audience in stitches with her best actress acceptance speech at the Oscars.

Taking to the stage, she said: "It's genuinely quite stressful".

So, the question is, after seven nominations and 40 years in the industry, how does Close feel about losing the Oscar to the first-time nominee and underdog, Olivia Colman? I have to thank lots of people.

In her Oscar-winning role, Colman played a gout-ravaged queen torn between two female cousins - Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone - vying for her attention.

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

Colman's Favourite co-star and Oscar victor Emma Stone - who was nominated for her supporting role in Yorgos Lanthimos's darkly comic period piece - was among those most visibly ecstatic with Colman's win, as she hugged and kissed her co-star with delight. "And any little girl who is practicing their speech on the telly, you never know".

In the biggest upset of the night, Britain's Olivia Colman won her first Oscar for her role as petulant monarch Queen Anne in Fox Searchlight period comedy "The Favourite", beating presumed front-runner Glenn Close, who starred in "The Wife".

But the biggest victor at the Oscars was Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which took home four awards including best actor for Rami Malek, best film editing, best sound editing and best sound mixing.

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Olivia Colman and her Indian connection.

"This is not how I wanted it to be", Colman continued, referencing Close's domination of the 2018-19 awards season. But I kind of hope you are.

Nominated in eight categories and the second most honoured film, it was only awarded one prize, for make-up and hair styling.

Lady Gaga collected the gong for best original song with Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando for their creation Shallow. Same, honestly. It appeared Colman was just as surprised with her win as the rest of the room, as she blushed profusely and appeared flustered.

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