Olivia Colman's Oscar win gets people reminiscing about Peep Show

There were five British wins at the Oscars, including one of the top prizes of the night as Olivia Colman won the award for best actress.

"It's genuinely quite stressful", Colman said of winning as she cried.

After seven nominations without a win, Close was widely expected to walk away with the best actress prize for The Wife and her gold caped gown seemed a flawless accompaniment to the gold statuette. "And any little girl who is practicing their speech on the telly, you never know". "I've got an Oscar".

Green Book won three trophies in total, including best picture, which had been widely expected to go to Roma. "I think you're incredible, and I love you very much", she gushed, noting her win over Close. Weisz is equally convincing as a domineering lady who uses both her charm and vile games to stay afloat. Presenting the costume award along with Brian Tyree Henry, McCarthy, a nominee for best actress, appeared in an elaborate royal get-up, channeling Olivia Colman's Queen Anne in "The Favourite", including a cape embellished with stuffed rabbits - a reference to the queen's beloved pets. Industry insiders thought that she was a shoo-in to win, even though A Star Is Born fans wanted Lady Gaga to pick up the Oscar.


Colman met her eventual husband, Ed Sinclair, when the two were cast in a student theatre production of Alan Ayckbourn's Table Manners.

"It's not about how many times you are rejected and how many times you fall down, it's how many times you stand up and keep going". James's mum Denise said she was "made up" that is lost out to Skin. "If I forget anybody, I'm going to find you later and give you a massive snog".

"Oh - "please wrap up" - [she is being told to end her speech, so she then blows a raspberry]". But I sort of hope you are.

The 2019 Oscars have already gone down as the most inclusive year yet, with nominated films like "Black Panther" and "Roma" bringing a more diverse group of actors to the show, and winners like Spike Lee and Rami Malek breaking boundaries. "This has been a long time coming", she said, laughing unabashedly.

  • Gwendolyn Kim