“The Favourite” star Olivia Coleman wins award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
Element Pictures' Production “The Favourite” scooped a trophy on Sunday night at the 76th Golden Globes in Beverly Hills where Olivia Colman took home the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
“The Favourite” has been a critical and box-office hit since it premiered on the Lido in Venice, in August 2018, where it scooped the Grand Jury Prize and Olivia Colman won Best Actress. In December the film dominated the BIFA’s (British Independent Film Awards) with a record-breaking ten awards on the night and is currently a box-office smash in the US grossing over $15m to date. The film opened in Ireland and the UK on Jan 1 and went straight to number two in the box office that day.
Upon accepting the award Colman thanked her co-stars, Stone and Weisz, who she referred to as "ma bitches".
She said "Every second of working with you was such a joy and I was so sad that it finished.
"I would like to tell you how much working on this film meant to me but I can't remember because I'm too excited."
She added: "I went on a private jet and I ate constantly through the film and it was brilliant and I promise I will keep on enjoying this because it's amazing."
Element Pictures' Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe commented: “We are thrilled for Olivia and all the team of “The Favourite”, led by visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos. This award coincides with the opening weekend for “The Favourite” in Irish cinemas which gives Irish audiences the opportunity to see the film for themselves. We are very proud of the film and hope that Irish audiences respond to the film as enthusiastically as the international response to date.”
“The Favourite” stars Olivia Colman and Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and marks the third collaboration between Element Pictures and director Yorgos Lanthimos following award-winning films “The Lobster” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer”.
Sadly the other Irish nominee Caitriona Balfe lost out on the Best Actress in a TV Series. This was her fourth nomination for her role in the Starz period-drama "Outlander".
Here's a full list of the 76th Golden Globes winners:
Best Actor, TV Musical or Comedy – Michael Douglas
Best Motion Picture, Animated – "Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse"
Best Actor, TV Series Drama – Richard Madden, "Bodyguard"
Best TV Series Drama – "The Americans"
Best Supporting Actor, Limited Series/TV movie/Series – Ben Whishaw, "A Very English Scandal"
Best Actress, Limited Series/TV movie – Patricia Arquette – "Escape at Dannemora"
Original Song, Motion Picture – Shallow, "A Star Is Born"
Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture – Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"
Best Actress, TV Series Drama – Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"
Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture – Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"
Best Screenplay – "Green Book"
Best Supporting Actress, Series/Limited Series/TV Movie – Patricia Clarkson, "Sharp Objects"
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy – Christian Bale, "Vice"
Best Motion Picture Foreign Language – "Roma"
Best Actor, Limited Series Or TV Movie – Darren Criss, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"
Best Director, Motion Picture – Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"
Best Actress, TV Series Musical Or Comedy – Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs Maisel"
Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy – "The Kominski Method"
Best Limited Series/TV Movie – "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"
Best Actress, Motion Picture Drama – Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"
Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy – "Green Book"
Best Actress, Motion Picture Drama – Glenn Close, "The Wife"
Best Actor, Motion Picture Drama – Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Best Motion Picture Drama – "Bohemian Rhapsody"