Comedian or Actress? Olivia Colman Brought Down the House at the Oscars

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Olivia Colman absolutely rocked the house with laughter last night as she accepted the Academy Award for Actress in a Leading Role for her depiction of the Queen in The Favourite.

Olivia Colman’s face lit up in childlike wonder as her name was announced for Actress in a Leading Role. This was her first Oscar nomination and win, and it was evident that she was overcome with joy and disbelief at the honor.

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“Oh, this is genuinely quite stressful! This is hilarious!” Colman remarked as she took to the mic to begin an acceptance speech that could double as a stand-up comedy set. Addressing her win over Glenn Close, Colman stated, “To be in a category these extraordinary women…Glenn Close, you’ve been my idol for so long, this is not how I wanted it to be, and I think you’re amazing, and I love you very much.”

In her state of bubbly and lighthearted shock, Olivia made it a point to say kind words about all the ladies in the category for Actress in a Leading Role.

“Any little girl who’s practicing your speech for the telly…you never know!”

Keep rehearsing those acceptance speeches in your bedroom, ladies. Congratulations, Olivia.