Award season kicked off last night with the 76th Golden Globe awards and it was definitely a year for the Brits. Ben Whishaw, Ben Madden and Christian Bale all picked up awards, but the stand-out winner had to be Olivia Colman, who won for her role in The Favourite.
Olivia has won critical acclaim for her portrayal of Queen Anne in the movie, but after her humble and hilarious speech last night, we think she’ll be winning legions of fans across the globe.
Starting off with a very British ‘cor blimey’ Olivia promised not to cry as “my entire table will point and laugh at me as I've been crying all evening."
She thanked the director Yorgos Lanthimos and her co-stars in her own unique way: "Yorgos, thank you the most muchly and ma bitchess, Emma and Rachel, thank you, every second of working with you was such a joy and I was so sad that it finished.
She ended her speech with a shout out to her husband, kids and the sandwiches provided on the night – that’s our kind of girl!
How fantastic is it to see a woman in her career prime in her mid-forties? A time when Hollywood in particular often makes women of that age invisible. It’s onwards and upwards for Olivia – this girl really is on fire…