Olivia Colman took home the Oscar trophy for Best Actress for her role as Queen Anne in the film, The Favourite.
Her speech was filled with a lot of laughter and crying, cracking up the audience in the process. She thanked her co-stars, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, calling them “the two loveliest women in the world to fall in love with and to do to work with every day,” CNN reported.
“It’s genuinely quite stressful,” Colman said. “This is hilarious. I got an Oscar,” she added. “I’ve got to thanks lots of people. If I forget you, I’m going to come find you later and give you a massive snog… This is not going to happen again! And any little girl who’s practicing your speech on the telly, you never know. I used to work as a cleaner, and I spent quite a lot of my time imagining this,” she added.
While in the middle of her speech, someone hinted for her to move on, which she ignored, by shushing them and giving them the finger. Definitely one of the best speeches of the night so far.
Alfonso Cuaron won the Oscar for Best Director for his film, Roma. “I want to thank the Academy for recognising a film centred around an indigenous woman,” said Cuarón. “A character that historically has been relegated in the background. In cinema as artists it is our job to look where others don’t, and this is important especially in times when we are being encouraged to look away,” he added.
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