BAFTAs 2019: Olivia Colman wins Best actress as the favorite scoops SEVEN

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Olivia Colman wins Best actress as the favorite scoops SEVEN at BAFTAs 2019

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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