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To be so happy for Olivia Coleman?

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Ohfuxx Mon 25-Feb-19 09:22:36

I don't give 2 shiney shits about the Oscars, who wins, what they wear. It's just not something I've ever had an interest in.

Having said that I saw Olivia Coleman won best Lead Actress and watched the accompanying video.

I'm so pleased for her. It obviously means a lot to her and she is one of Britain's greatest actresses who has really done a great slog to get where she is and I've enjoyed so many of her shows and films.

Congratulations Olivia.

pinkyredrose Mon 25-Feb-19 09:24:21

Totally agree with you. Her speech was awesome, totally 'her'. Sp pleased for her!

LaurieMarlow Mon 25-Feb-19 09:25:45

I loved her speech. An amazing win.

Now I can’t wait to see her in The Crown.

southeastdweller Mon 25-Feb-19 09:26:07

Loved the speech but I'm no fan. Thought Glenn Close gave the best performance in that category and would have been a much more deserving winner, personally.

IvanaPee Mon 25-Feb-19 09:26:11

She’s wonderful and I’m thrilled for her. I think it should have gone to Melissa McCarthy but only because that role is so beyond what she does.

Delighted for Olivia though and she looked beautiful!

GunpowderGelatine Mon 25-Feb-19 09:26:21

I agree. I love her, it's a long overdue accolade.

IvanaPee Mon 25-Feb-19 09:26:38

Totally forgetting Glenn Close! She was amazing!

whitehorsesdonotlie Mon 25-Feb-19 09:27:59

I absolutely loved Glenn Close in The Wife, and I really feel for her - 7 nominations but no win?

I haven't seen Olivia Coleman's performance so can't comment on that, but I like her as an actress generally.

Snapespeare Mon 25-Feb-19 09:29:55

Olivia Coleman as Queen Anne talking about her bunnies in the favourite made me weep. She's outstanding. National treasure. Absolutely adore her.

Bungalowbeth Mon 25-Feb-19 09:30:30

She grates on me so much. I was gutted to wake up and see Glenn Close hadn’t won,

LaurieFairyCake Mon 25-Feb-19 09:34:16

I'm so utterly chuffed for her, she looked so genuinely happy

She looks a bit like Judy Garland in a couple of the photos

So pleased to see the women dressed so elegantly

MuffinMad Mon 25-Feb-19 09:39:55

I remember seeing Olivia in an episode of Jimmy McGovern's series 'Moving On' some time ago.
I'd never seen her before and I remember one scene at the end where she was arguing with another woman on a doorstep. Her acting was so good, I've never forgotten it.

The episode was something to do with someone's son,drugs and a hairdressers.

Wish I could find it to watch again.

I think she's brilliant.

DaphneduM Mon 25-Feb-19 09:40:17

Can't stand her - so fake. All that faux humility. Sorry that Glenn Close didn't win.

Calzone Mon 25-Feb-19 09:41:18

I missed The Wife at the cinema.

Love OC though.

IvanaPee Mon 25-Feb-19 09:41:36

Isn’t Glenn Glose the most nominated actor without a win? That’s not fair

southeastdweller Mon 25-Feb-19 09:43:19

The most nominated living actor, yes, with seven nominations. Really thought she had it in the bag this time.

Buddyelf Mon 25-Feb-19 09:46:13

I really like Olivia Coleman I think she’s great but having seen The Favourite I can’t understand an Oscar win for it. The film wasn’t great and if anything Emma Stone should have been up for the leading actress.

derxa Mon 25-Feb-19 09:47:04

All that faux humility Yes that what I thought. What was all that 'I worked as a cleaner' rubbish?
Colman was born in Norwich, Norfolk, the daughter of Mary (Leakey), a nurse, and Keith Colman, a chartered surveyor.[5][6][7] She was privately educated at Norwich High School for Girls and Gresham's School, Holt
Woman of the people...not.

bridgetreilly Mon 25-Feb-19 09:47:34


She's won a bloody Oscar. Can we please start spelling her name right?

joyfullittlehippo Mon 25-Feb-19 09:47:40

I’ve worked with her and she’s not fake at all. In person she’s even more modest and awkward (not in a bad way) than she comes across in interviews.

AdoraBell Mon 25-Feb-19 09:51:47

😁 I think she’s a fantastic actor.

Isitme13 Mon 25-Feb-19 09:52:46

Private school and working as a cleaner aren’t mutually exclusive confused

I was privately educated. I also worked as a cleaner for several years (amongst other poorly regarded jobs). Neither defines me. Isn’t it time we let go of ridiculous stereotypes?

hellojason Mon 25-Feb-19 09:53:48

Olivia is a brilliant actor and seems like a nice person (don't think she's fake at all!) so I'm really pleased for her even though I didn't like The Favourite that much. I expect Glenn Close will have her day.

Deadringer Mon 25-Feb-19 09:55:07

I love her and am thrilled for her. I do feel for Glen Close though, it must be so disappointing for her to miss out again.

Whisky2014 Mon 25-Feb-19 09:55:38

There's something about her I can't warm to. Seems fake or something I can't put my finger on. Although, I did like her in peepshow.

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