Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman and Green Book spring surprise wins

Richard E. Grant and daughter Olivia Grant attend an Oscars reception in LA

She was also named Best Actress at the British Independent Film Awards and the Venice Film Festival.

In "The Favourite", Colman portrays Britain's 18th-century Queen Anne as an insecure, frail and tempestuous royal who treats her horde of rabbits as if they were her dead children and has secret lesbian love affairs with characters played by Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

In the night's most stunning upset, it was Colman, and not the heavily favored Glenn Close, who took the best actress trophy for her blazingly eccentric turn in "The Favourite".

Seemingly bewildered at the good news, Colman began her speech describing the experience of winning as "genuinely quite stressful" and 'hilarious'.

Watch a short clip of her acceptance speech above.

After Olivia Colman triumphed at the Oscars to win best actress, she's not ready to let her golden statuette out of her sight, quite literally, as she explained it'll sit between her and her husband Ed Sinclair in bed. "This has been a long time coming", mused Carter, who thanked the academy for honoring "the empowered way women can look and lead onscreen". "Glenn Close, you've been my idol for so long, and this is not how I wanted it to be, and I think you're wonderful".

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"Honest to God I would have given Olivia Colman the Oscar for the way she slid into the ball pit at the Kid Kave in Peep Show Season 9", wrote Sarah Nicola Prickett. The Favourite was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best Costume design, among other categories.

The Broadchurch star was overjoyed as she accepted the gong, during which she reached out to little girls everywhere in an inspiring and sweet speech. "This is not going to happen again", she added to laughs from the audience.

The film lost out to Green Book for Best Picture and to Roma for Best Director.

"I used to work as a cleaner and I loved that job". If Beale Street Could Talk's Regina King won Best Supporting Actress and Roma's Alfonso Cuarón was named Best Director.

"Well, if you're not, then, well done, but I sort of hope you are".

Sound engineer Paul Massey took the sound mixing prize for Bohemian Rhapsody alongside John Casali and Tim Cavagin.

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