‘It was such a head f***, I can’t believe it happened!’ Olivia Colman admits it took a year for her Oscars win to sink in
She became the new queen of Hollywood after scooping the Best Actress prize for her role as Queen Anne of Great Britain in The Favourite at the 91st Academy Awards in 2019.
And Olivia Colman has admitted it took a year for her Oscars win to sink in, insisting her triumph was ‘such a head f***’.
The actress, 47, who has since received acclaim for starring in The Crown and The Father, said in a new interview: ‘I can’t believe it happened. I went quiet. It is only a year later that it registered and now the little gold man is sitting in a cupboard.’
‘It was such a head f***, I can’t believe it happened!’ Olivia Colman admitted it took a year for her 2019 Oscars win to sink in (pictured)
During the prestigious ceremony, the Peep Show star was overjoyed as she accepted her gong, beating out the industry’s finest, including her ‘idol’ Glenn Close.
Reaching out to little girls everywhere in her inspiring and sweet speech, Olivia said: ‘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.’
While she grew tearful and emotional during, the overwhelmed screen star was urged to wrap up her speech by Academy bosses – yet hilariously blew a raspberry and made a playful gesture at the teleprompter.
In character: The actress, 47, became the new queen of Hollywood after scooping the Best Actress prize for her role as Queen Anne of Great Britain in The Favourite (pictured)
Impressive: The screen star has since received acclaim for starring in The Crown (pictured as Queen Elizabeth with on-screen husband Tobias Menzies)
The Norwich native was up against Glenn for The Wife, Yalitza Aparicio for Roma, Lady Gaga for A Star is Born and Melissa McCarthy of Can You Ever Forgive Me?.
As she walked onto the stage, an excited Olivia said: ‘It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. I got an Oscar’.
The screen star was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress during this year’s ceremony, but lost out to Youn Yuh-jung for her role in Minari.
Praised: The Peep Show star was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress as Anthony Hopkins’ on-screen daughter in The Father (pictured) during this year’s ceremony
Elsewhere in her discussion with The Mirror, the thespian recalled falling in love with her husband of 20 years, Ed Sinclair, after meeting at Cambridge University.
The TV and film star said: ‘I sort of stalked him. Which I don’t condone. It did work in our case. I remind him every day that he is a very lucky man.
‘I took three hours to get dressed every day. He was not aware of what was going on. Eventually I just told his friend to tell him I loved him and eventually his friend did.’
‘I stalked him!’ Elsewhere in her discussion, the thespian recalled falling in love with her husband of 20 years, Ed Sinclair, after meeting at Cambridge (pictured in 2015)