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Olivia Colman Accepts Award For Best Actress

Olivia Colman Accepts Award For Best Actress

The 45-year-old actress won the prestigious award for her performance in Yorgos Lanthimos' directorial, The Favourite.

Colman's victory was a huge surprise.

Long before there was any talk of her appearing on The Favourite or The Crown, Colman played Queen Elizabeth in "Hyde Park on Hudson", a comedy drama centering around FDR's time in office.

The last time a Brit won the accolade was in 2009, when Kate Winslet won for her portrayal of Hanna Schmitz in The Reader.

Colman won best actress for her role in The Favourite and charmed viewers with a amusing and tearful speech, the BBC reported.

While Colman took home the leading actress award, she was not the only nominee from the cast. Weisz is equally convincing as a domineering lady who uses both her charm and vile games to stay afloat.

Continuing the theme of being down-to-earth and a bundle of fun, Debbie Wythe recalled the moment she ate jerk chicken with Colman in a Brixton pub. "Because this is not going to happen again". She called out her husband for crying.

"It's not about how many times you are rejected and how many times you fall down".

Yet due to ill health and her mercurial temper, the country is governed by her close friend Lady Sarah.

"Any little girl who's practicing their speech on the telly - you never know!"

"Olivia Colman spots us and comes over to ask what our link to the event is", Richman tweeted. She earned a Golden Globe earlier this year for the film. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed an intimate duet of "Shallow" from "A Star is Born," which brought Gaga her first Oscar. Many in the audience were moved to tears.

"It would mean a great deal", she added of the possibility of winning an award. "Spike Lee, thank you for my start. You can imagine it wasn't a hardship". "Thank you for honoring African royalty and the empowered way women can look and lead on screen".

Queen launched Sunday's ceremony with a medley of hits that gave the awards a distinctly Grammy-like flavor as Hollywood's most prestigious ceremony sought to prove that it's still "champion of the world" after last year's record-low ratings. The Favourite was also nominated in several technical categories but failed to garner a win. She delivered a passionate and poignant speech lauding the genius of director Ryan Coogler.

"I love that Peep Show is trending because of the Oscars", said Andrew Beasley. "I stand here with agency and self-worth because of Ryan Coogler, who not only made me a better designer, a better storyteller, a better person". "I grew up watching foreign language films and learning so much from them and being inspired", Cuaron said, noting slyly that they included "Citizen Kane" and "Jaws" and "The Godfather".

Nearly 30 years after Do The Right Thing was overlooked in the best picture category, Spike Lee finally won a competitive Oscar.

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