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Olivia Colman's Gives The Best Oscar's Speech

Olivia Colman's Gives The Best Oscar's Speech

cnn.com: And the award for best Oscar speech goes to... Olivia Colman.

That's the sentiment on social media at least, after the Brit made even hardened couch critics go all misty-eyed with a heartfelt acceptance speech after taking the Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday.

Colman, who won for her portrayal of Britain's Queen Anne in the movie "The Favourite," appeared stunned -- and, to be fair, most viewers were too -- when her name was read out by fellow actress Frances McDormand.

"This is hilarious, I've got an Oscar," said Colman, fighting back tears. "I have to thank lots of people and if I forget anybody I'll find you later and give you a massive snog," she said.

Colman thanked the film's director, Yorgos Lanthimos. She previously starred in his 2015 dark comedy "The Lobster."

In her Oscar-winning role, Colman played a gout-ravaged queen torn between two female cousins -- Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone -- vying for her attention. She paid tribute to "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's wasn't a hardship," Colman added, to big laughs from the audience.

Colman revealed she used to work as a cleaner, and while she "loved that job," did spend a fair bit of time daydreaming about this very moment on stage. "Any little girl who's practicing their speech on the telly -- you never know!" Colman added.

After telling her kids back home that she hoped they were watching because "this is not going to happen again," Colman also thanked her husband and "best friend" Ed Sinclair. In true Colman style, she heeded calls to wrap the speech by blowing a raspberry.

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