Olivia Colman Wins Best Actress in a Drama at the 2020 Golden Globes, Admits to Getting "a Little Boozy"

The Crown's Olivia Colman beat out Jennifer Aniston, Jodie Comer, Nicole Kidman and co-star Reese Witherspoon to win best actress in a drama series at the 2020 Golden Globes

By Tierney Bricker Jan 06, 2020 2:51 AMTags
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Long may she reign!

Olivia Colman won the award for Best Actress in a TV Drama at the 2020 Golden Globes for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's historical hit The Crown, making her the second star to take home the prize for the role. 

Though she recently won an Oscar and The Crown has been an awards show favorite since its debut, no one seemed more surprised by her win than Colman herself. 

"I had money on this not happening. After the last year I feel like I've been living someone else's life and now I definitely feel like I won someone else's award," she said after taking the stage. 

She then continued  to prove to be effortlessly charming, admitting, "I don't know what to say because I genuinely got a little bit boozy because I thought this wasn't going to happen so thank you I'm completely stumped."

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She then proved to have good taste by randomly shouting out the cast of Fleabag, saying, "Fleabag and everyone here, honestly, watching everybody is so exciting we've gone, 'Look who it is, look who's there!' Thank you for having us, thank you for having me, I've had such a lovely time. Thank you very much."

Colman won in a stacked category that included heavyhitters like Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and Reese Witherspoon (The Morning Show) to bring home the award. 

Before Colman, a previous winner at the Globes for her work in The Night Manager, took over the role of Queen Elizabeth, Claire Foy won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama for her two seasons.

Colman's co-stars' Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret also landed nominations for their work during the royal drama's third season.