Here's Why Olivia Colman Should Win the Golden Globe for Best Actress

The competition is steep this year for the Golden Globes, this we know. From Crazy Rich Asians to BlackKklansman, and from Sharp Objects to Killing Eve, I’d be hard-pressed to fill out a full ballot.

But one thing I know for certain: Olivia Colman deserves the award crown for Best Actress, Musical or Comedy. Already an on-screen queen in her role of Queen Anne in The Favourite (and her upcoming role as Elizabeth II in season three of The Crown), Colman couldn’t be less of a newcomer to the big and small screens. She’s been in supporting roles in The Lobster and The Night Manager (which already won her the supporting actress Globe) and the leading lady of ITV’s Broadchurch (for which she won a BAFTA). 

But it’s her stellar performance in The Favourite that left audiences with a feeling of loneliness and despair long after the curtains closed.

And I’m certain the other nominees would agree. Emily Blunt as the titular character in Mary Poppins Returns was as delightful as a spoonful of sugar, while Constance Wu’s breakout Crazy Rich Asians role had me cheering for Rachel and Nick the whole movie. 

But Colman made me feel all at once morose, disgusted, delighted and horrified. And that, I believe, is the mark of true greatness.

And, yes, I’m royally obsessed. Colman’s playing two English queens in one year. (IMO, she’s a shoo-in.)

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