Olivia Colman’s Oscar acceptance speech was utterly heart-warming – watch!

Olivia Colman took home an Academy Award at last night’s Oscars ceremony.

The English actress won the Best Actress award for her role as Queen Anne in The Favourite.

As anyone who’s seen her star rise in the UK over the past decade in the likes of Broadchurch, The Night Manager, Peep Show and the BBC’s recent Les Miserables adaptation will attest, Colman is so deserving of the award and it’s a delight for us Brits to see the 45-year-old getting international recognition for her talent.

Inevitably, Colman’s acceptance speech was absolutely adorable.

Highlights included her heartfelt message to her husband of 25 years, blowing a raspberry at the camera when the event’s organisers told her to wrap up her speech, randomly thanking Lady Gaga, and apologising to her idol Glenn Close, who was expected to win the Best Actress gong.

Watch Olivia Colman’s acceptance speech in full here:


Colman will make her debut as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of Netflix’s The Crown later this year.

The Favourite is available on DVD on Amazon.