Olivia Colman Was So Drunk at the Oscars She ‘Can’t Remember’ Her Best Actress Upset
Colman's acceptance speech was widely considered one of the best moments of the 2019 Oscars telecast.
The 2019 Oscars will always be remembered as the year “Green Book” won the Best Picture prize over Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” (the outrage was extreme, to say the least), but there’s at least one moment from the telecast that deserves to be celebrated: Olivia Colman winning Best Actress for “The Favourite.” 2019 was supposed to be the year of Glenn Close: after six nominations, the legendary actress earned a seventh for “The Wife” and was far and away the frontrunner to win her first Oscar after picking up the Golden Globe and SAG Award for her performance. Alas, Colman shocked the industry by winning over Close in the ceremony’s biggest upset. It’s too bad Colman doesn’t remember it.
During a recent appearance on “The Graham Norton Show” (via The Independent) to promote her leading turn on “The Crown” Season 3, Colman revealed she “can’t remember” the night she won her Best Actress Oscar because she was too drunk. “The great thing about the Oscars is there is a bar just behind [the auditorium], so everyone is there,” the actress said. “There are hundreds of seat fillers so almost everybody is in the bar getting bladdered.”
Colman’s speech was just as delightful as her upset victory. The actress earned huge laughs for saying she would probably never be back up on the Oscars stage, adding, “Any little girl who’s practicing your ...
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