Olivia Colman wins Best actress as the favorite scoops SEVEN at BAFTAs 2019
She was hotly-tipped to win the best actress award following her performance in the favorite.
And wearing a fittingly imperial black and white gown Olivia Colman, was named best actress for her role as Queen Anne in the favorite, that swept the board with seven prizes.
But she veered off from royal demeanour in her emotional acceptance speech at the Royal Albert Hall as she promised ‘to get thus p*****’ with a few celebratory drinks.
The film about the eccentric 18th century British monarch, which now seems bound for Oscars glory, was beaten to the best film prize by Mexican drama Roma.
But it won other BAFTAs for outstanding British film, original screenplay, costume design, production design and hair and make-up, while Olivia’s British co-star Rachel Weisz was best supporting actress
The film’s Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos said: ‘We made a very British film, the story is very British. I don’t know what else to say about Olivia, she’s just an amazing human being, actor and she’s a joy to work with.