Olivia Colman Walks Away with the 2019 Oscar Award for Best Actress

olivia colman 2019 oscars

The Academy just named this year’s Best Actress, and we totally saw it coming.

The 91st annual Oscar Awards took place tonight, and Olivia Colman walked away with the statuette for Best Actress in a Leading Role for playing Queen Anne in The Favourite.

The actress edged out Yalitza Aparicio for Roma, Glenn Close for The Wife, Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born and Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

The Best Actress in a Leading Role category has been around since 1929. While Katharine Hepburn currently holds the record for most wins (four), Meryl Streep has the most nominations in this category, with 17.

Previous winners include Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Emma Stone for La La Land, Brie Larson for Room, Julianne Moore for Still Alice, Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine and Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook.

If you need us, we’ll be reliving her speech over and over again.

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