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Olivia Colman's Acceptance Speech (Transcript) — Oscar for Lead Actress at the 2019 Academy Awards

Olivia Colman wins an Oscar for Lead Actress at the 2019 Academy Awards

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Presenter: AND THE OSCAR GOES TO Olivia Colman.

Voiceover: This is the first Oscar and nomination for Olivia Colman.

Olivia Colman (OC): Oh, it's genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious.

OC: Got an Oscar. Okay. I have to thank lots of people. If by the way I forget anybody, I'm gonna find you later, I'm gonna give you all a massive snog and I'm really sorry if I might forget now. But yorgos,my best director and the best film and with Emily and Rachel the two loveliest women in the world to fall in love with and to go to work with every day. I mean, you can imagine, it wasn't a hardship. And to be. To be in this category with these extraordinary women and Glenn Close. I, You've been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be. And I think you're amazing. I love you very much. I love you all. Thank you. Lindy King, my agent, who took me on over 20 years ago. Thank you so much. And Olive and Hildy and Brynna who made me do things I said no to but she was right and my mum and my dad. Well you know and them.

OC: My kids were at home and watching. Look. Well if you're not then, we'll kind of. Well done. But. Sort of.

OC: Sort of hope you are. This is not gonna happen again. And

OC: Any little girl who's, who's practicing this speech on the telly you never know. And when I

OC: I used to work as a cleaner and I loved that job. I did spend quite a lot of my time imagining this, oh, please wrap up right, okay. And I'm

OC: Thank you. And my husband Ed.

OC: My best friend. I love you so much. Twenty five years but you've been my best supporter. He's gonna cry.

OC: I'm not. And

OC: Thank you so much. Ahh. Fox everybody, everybody, the cast, the crew, Francis.

OC: Thank you. Oh. Thank you so much. Lady Gaga. Melissa. Thank you.