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Olivia Colman wins Best Actress Oscar for role in The Favourite

Olivia Colman wins Best Actress Oscar for role in The Favourite

Olivia Coleman won an Oscar for her role as Queen Anne (Photo: Twitter)

Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Anne in The Favourite, was named Best Actress at the Oscars on Sunday (24 February).

Colman said winning was ‘genuinely quite stressful’.

‘This is hilarious! I’ve got an Oscar!’ she also said.

The Favourite, telling the very queer and very brazen story of two women vying for the favor of England’s Queen Anne, was up for a massive 10 awards.

It missed out on the Best Picture Oscar to Green Book, however.

The movie, which features British actress Colman as Queen Anne, was one of the most critically-acclaimed movies of 2018.

Colman thanked fellow actresses Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, who played her two suitors in the film.

She described them as ‘the two loveliest women in the world to go to work with’.

At the end of her acceptance speech, Colman blew a kiss to Lady Gaga.

Queerest Oscars yet

The 91st Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

A slew of films with LGBTI characters, actors, writers, and directors were up for awards at the 91st Academy Awards.

For the first time, more than half of the Best Picture nominations included LGBTI characters or actors.

The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, Vice, and Green Book were all up for the award.

What’s more, Queen, fronted by gay popstar Adam Lambert, performed at the Academy Awards.

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