Olivia Colman wins best actress Oscar for the Favourite

The British actor has beaten frontrunner Glenn Close to the prize for her performance as Queen Anne in Yorgos Lanthimos’s period romp, The FavouriteOscars 2019: follow all the action – live!Oscar winners: the full list 2019 – updated live!Olivia Colman has won the best actress Oscar in Hollywood for her role in The Favourite.

Colman beat Glenn Close – who had been considered a shoo-in for her role in The Wife – Lady Gaga, Yalitza Aparicio and Melissa McCarthy to the prize.It caps an extraordinary awards run for the 44-year-old, who took best actress in a comedy or musical at the Golden Globes in January and best actress at the Baftas in February, as well as a slew of smaller awards.

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