Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman and Green Book spring surprise wins

Olivia Colman Beats Glenn Close For Best Actress Oscar In Massive Upset
Olivia Colman pulls off stunning upset for Best Actress at 2019 Oscars  

26 February, 2019

Prior to landing the best actress Academy Award for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite, she had a successful career on the small screen in Green Wing, That Mitchell And Webb Look and Twenty Twelve. "Lady Gaga!" she squealed, enthusiastically gesturing at the singer who blew her a kiss in return.

Grant, who captivated fans with his excitement at being nominated in the run-up to the big event, added: "Olivia Colman is in a league of her own".

"And my kids who are home watching - well if you're not, kind of well done", Colman said.

Colman walked away with The Favourite's only Oscar of the evening in what was a stunning upset overfrontrunner Glenn Close.

Get push notifications with news, features and more. With this year's much-lauded and highly personal project "Roma", he picked up another directing award and the cinematography prize, but "Roma" also won the foreign language award, a first for Mexico.

Watch a short clip of her acceptance speech above. Colman gave a special shout-out to Close, who she said she has admired all her life. Close came into the end of awards season riding a wave of momentum that included wins at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.

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Just months ago Malek was only really known to fans of the drama Mr Robot but he is now a global star thanks for his turn as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and an Oscar victor to boot. Like Colman, she was a first-time nominee.

"I've worked hard for a long time".

"Yorgos, my best director and my best film, and Emily and Rachel the two best women in the world to fall in love with - you can imagine it wasn't a hardship".

Jack Parlett also tweeted about how he will forever cherish the memory of having a drunken smoke with Colman outside of his student union and ending up at a chip van with her. "Thank you for believing in me".

"I think we brought great honor to Dr. Shirley", screenwriter Nick Vallelonga told reporters on Sunday about the criticism. 25 years and you've been my best supporter.

While Colman is taking the time to savor her win, she won't be sitting around for long. "If I forget I'm going to give you a massive snog".

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