Olivia Colman gave the silliest, most delightful speech of the night. The race for Best Actress was a tough one this year, with formidable performances from the likes of Colman, Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, Melissa McCarthy, and Yalitza Aparicio. Close had won every major award leading up to the Oscars, and many people assumed she would win Sunday, too, so it was a surprise to hear Colman's name called instead. And no one was more shocked than Colman herself.
"It's genuinely quite stressful!" she exclaimed as she took the stage. "This is hilarious. I've got an Oscar! I have to thank lots of people. If, by the way, I forget anybody, I’m gonna find you later and give you all a massive snog, and I'm massively sorry if I forget you now."
She went on to thank her director, Yorgos Lanthimos, and her costars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, before turning her attention to her fellow nominees. "You could imagine, such hardship to be in a category with these extraordinary women," she quipped. "Glenn Close, you've been my idol for so long, and this isn't how I wanted it to be. I think you're amazing and I love you very much. I love you all!"
After a few other scattered (and very enthusiastic) acknowledgments, she ended with this gem of a stream of consciousness: "Any little girl who's practicing their speech on the telly, you never know. I used to work as a cleaner, and I loved that job. I did quite a lot of my time imagining this. Oh, please wrap up? [Fart sound.] My husband, Ed, my best friend. I love you so much. Twenty-five years you’ve been my supporter. He's gonna cry, I'm not. Lady Gaga!" (Photo via Kevin Winter/Getty Images)