The competition, as always, was fierce, but only one leading lady could ultimately take home the Academy Award for Best Actress. This year, the 2019 Oscar went to The Favourite star Olivia Colman, and her acceptance speech was funny, emotional, and so incredibly all over the place in the best way possible.
In addition to Colman, the other nominees for Best Actress included Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), and Glenn Close (The Wife). Several outlets predicted that either Close or Colman would take home the statuette, but — as any loyal awards season viewer knows all too well by now — you always have to be prepared to expect the unexpected.
— Untold Suffering (@blasianFMA) February 25, 2019