Oscars: Olivia Colman Wins Best Actress, So Bow Down to the Queen

Richard E. Grant At the WME party in Beverly Hills

Richard E. Grant At the WME party in Beverly Hills

As Olivia walked on stage to accept her trophy, the star studded crowd at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre rose to their feet in a rousing standing ovation.

She began her career by guest starring in a variety of BBC, ITv and Channel4 television programmes, most notably The Office (U.K), Skins and Doctor Who.

Olivia Colman, who won best actress for her performance as Queen Anne in the Baftas, also saw her co-star Rachel Weisz win best supporting actress.

Picking out Close in the audience, Colman said: "You've been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be".

"It's incredible how easy it is for her - people hate her for it", Lanthimos previously joked to EW when asked about Colman's show-stopping performance as the wild sovereign.

"To any little girl who is practising their speech [for] the telly: you never know". She said, "This is not going to happen again". She smiled and laughed through her interview with ET, appreciative of the awards she has earned this season. Joe is an American novelist with an esteemed public reputation - a socialite and a scholar. She called out her husband for crying. And Olive and Hildy and Bryna, who made me do things that I said no to, but she was right.

The British actress was a surprise victor as best actress on Sunday night for her role as Queen Anne in "The Favourite".

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This was Colman's first Oscar nomination and win.

Although Coleman has only just begun to climb her way into Hollywood's inner circle, she has always been a beloved fixture in Brit television, appearing in various sitcoms and guest roles before she finally secured her first serious role as an actress.

It had been thought the film might be recognised in some of the craft categories - notably costume design and production design - but were bested by Black Panther, while the original screenplay, which was considered close to a lock, was taken by Green Book.

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