Best Actress is one of the most coveted titles to take home from the Academy Awards. And at the Oscars 2019, that honor went to Olivia Colman for her performance in The Favourite from a competitive group that included A Star Is Born's Lady Gaga and awards-season favorite Glenn Close of The Wife. Colman accepted her award with a speech that revealed how shocked she was to win the award—and the Internet is loving it.
Colman opened her acceptance speech for portraying Queen Anne of England with a stunned quote: "This is hilarious," she said. In her brief but wide-ranging speech, she went on to thank many people (including: her husband, her children, and her costars) while repeating that she found her win quite "funny."
The speech ranged from inspiring ("Any little girl who's practicing her speech on the tele—you never know!") to hysterical ("If I forget anybody, I'll find you later and give you a massive snog"), all in a matter of minutes. Colman didn't seem to expect her win, and it was a sight to behold. (You can view the entire speech on Twitter.)
And, in an iconic conclusion, she closed her speech by blowing a kiss to Lady Gaga in the front row.
The speech was off-the-cuff, shell-shocked, and incredibly charming. Naturally, the Internet had a lot to say about the "delightful" moment and the performance that earned it.
Some asked for more projects where Colman gives a speech, just because her surprised reaction to winning Best Actress felt so relatable.
Others loved that she gave a heartfelt call out to her fellow nominees, Lady Gaga in particular.
She may be an Academy Award winner, but make no mistake: under pressure, "Olivia Colman is all of us."
Published at Mon, 25 Feb 2019 04:40:00 +0000