Olivia Colman takes home her first Oscar ever: 'This is hilarious'

By Sarah Curran

Olivia Colman was responsible for one of the most poignant moments of Oscars 2019, after taking home her first-ever Academy Award on Feb. 24. The British star was named Best Actress, thanks to her royal role as Queen Anne in The Favourite!

As Olivia walked on stage to accept her trophy, the star studded crowd at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre rose to their feet in a rousing standing ovation.

Olivia looked beautiful in Prada. Photo: © Getty Images

“This is hilarious. I got an Oscar," the visibly emotional 45-year-old said. "I used to work as a cleaner and I loved that job, and I used to spend quite a lot of time imagining this," she added, before dedicating the award to her parents and children.

The Hot Fuzz star looked stunning in a bold green gown as she walked the red carpet before the ceremony. Olivia beat out stiff competition from Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, Melissa McCarthy and Yalitza Aparicio to take home the highly coveted award.

Her portrayal of frail Queen Anne has won her numerous awards this season, including her homeland BAFTA, the National Society of Film Critics and the Golden Globes.

Other winners on the night included Regina King for Best Supporting Actress and Rami Malek for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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