Colman took home the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role in "The Crown."
Olivia Colman took home the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for her role in The Crown, at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which was held on September 19, 2021. The award was presented to Coleman by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, according to PEOPLE.
"I would've put money on that not happening," Colman said. "What a lovely end to this extraordinary journey with this lovely family. I loved every second of it and I can't wait to see what happens next."
She then got emotional, as she dedicated the award to her father, who she lost during the COVID-19 health crisis. "I'm going to be very quick because I'm very teary as my wish my dad was here to see this," she said. "I lost my daddy during COVID, and he would have loved all of this."
However, before Colman ended her speech, she also gave a bleeped "F--- yeah!" cheer to fellow winner Michaela Coel, who won earlier in the night for I May Destroy You, per Entertainment Weekly.
In 2019, Colman won the Oscars for the Best Actress for her performance in The Favourite. The win came as a surprise to Colman, and it was evident in her thank you note to the audience, per PEOPLE. “It’s genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. I got an Oscar,” Colman said while holding her trophy.
Here's the thing, Colman is someone who's really struggled to get where she is now. In fact, she used to work as a cleaner in 1999, after she graduated from theater school. During her acceptance speech, she mentioned her cleaning days, saying, ” I used to work as a cleaner, I loved that job. I used to spend quite a lot of my time practicing.”
Meanwhile, the story behind Colman meeting her husband Ed Sinclair, is rather bizarre, reports Bustle, after Colman revealed that the pair’s courtship began when she “stalked” him at university. The two were studying at Cambridge when they starred together in a stage production of Alan Ayckbourn's Table Manners. During this time, the actor had memorized his university timetable and spent hours getting ready each day before she saw him in a bid to impress her future husband.
“It’s not funny to use the word ‘stalked,’ but I sort of stalked him, which I don’t condone.” The actor continued, “It did work in our case... I remind him every day that he is a very lucky man.” The funny thing is, Sinclair “was not aware of what was going on,” and she revealed that she later asked a friend to inform him of her love, which, thankfully, worked!
when olivia colman and ed sinclair win emmys together😌 pic.twitter.com/g5AbgNVEcL— s (@colmansfilm) March 23, 2021
The couple got married in 2001, and are now parents to three children. Though it's been two decades since they exchanged vows, they are going stronger than ever. “As long as I have Ed and the boys, everything is all right," she explained.
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