Olivia Colman thanked her ‘bitches,’ Emma Stone & Rachel Weisz, at the Globes

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

We been knew about The Favourite – it’s exactly the kind of film that Hollywood likes to reward. It’s about British royalty, it stars a bunch of British actors, it’s full of ballsy performances and there’s a bunch of bonus lesbianism. So it wasn’t really surprising that Olivia Colman won Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy at the Golden Globes. I did think Emily Blunt had a good shot, but no, The Favourite has been quietly building a lot of momentum in the past month especially. Plus, Olivia Colman is just the kind of unfussy, charming British lady that American award shows love – she’s pithy and funny and genuinely happy to be there. Her Stella McCartney dress was a snooze, but it just reinforced the reality that Colman isn’t a Fashion Girl, she’s a Real Actress. If you ask me, I think Colman is the biggest threat – as of this moment – to Lady Gaga’s Best Actress Oscar chances.

76th Golden Globe Awards Press Room

Here are Olivia’s bitches, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone. Both Emma and Rachel have been somewhat quiet so far during the awards season – Rachel has been quiet because she only recently had a baby with James Bond, and Emma has been quiet because she can’t believe she’s about to land another Oscar nomination. Rachel wore an absolutely awful Celine dress with mountains of ruffles. Emma’s Louis Vuitton dress looks rather flat in these photos, but when she was on stage, it looked rather nice, honestly.

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

And here are just a couple of ladies also wearing Louis Vuitton, Indya Moore and Laura Harrier.

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

76th Golden Globe Awards Arrivals

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Patsee says:

    I really hope Olivia gets that Oscar. Her performance was hands down the best this season. She was absolutely brilliant. Lady Gaga was good, but she honestly wasn’t outstanding – and I like Gaga. Honestly, I think it comes down to Olivia and Glenn Close. Olivia was better and The Favourite is way, way better movie, but Glenn had a great performance, she’s is a legend and she’s been snubbed before, so that works for her. I wish the Academy didn’t reward actors for past work though. I know why it happens, but I hate it.

    • Jellybean says:

      If Olivia doesn’t get it now she will get in later. She will take over Judi Dench’s position in the film industry and she will be just as fantastic. I adore them both.

      • Dee Kay says:

        Oh that is a hopeful thought. I love Dame Judi and am sad that her time with us is nearing an end. But if Olivia Coleman takes over that spot in British acting, I will be very pleased.

  2. Melania says:

    Clenn Close will win the Oscar. Her speech was the MVP of the night and all the room was so here for her.

    • Lightpurple says:

      I do think it is finally her year. She has been nominated for an Oscar six times with no wins. Jessica Lange and Meryl Streep aren’t in the running this year. She already lost once to a musical Diva (Cher.) I think her only competition is really Olivia. Her performance in The Wife is so subtle and so strong. And that speech last night was everything.

  3. L84Tea says:

    I honestly don’t know much about Olivia Colman, but after seeing her acceptance speech, I am now super excited to see her performance on The Crown.

    • JAC says:

      She is amazing. Like Emma Thompson but better and more down to earth.

    • India Rose says:

      She’s also outstanding in the British version of Broadchurch. That’s where I first fell in love with her acting. And David Tennant is no slouch either. Their performances in all three seasons are amazing. I think it’s still available on Netflix.

  4. ds says:

    Olivia looks great in that dress. I haven’t seen the film yet but she’s amazing in everything.

  5. Babadook says:

    She’s so good in The Favourite – just vulnerable and ridiculous simultaneously. I don’t know if I think Emma Stone deserves another nom for her performance – like she was fine, but it was the Olivia Coleman show, baby.

    • Slowsnow says:

      Emma Stone was the weak link of this amazing film – I don’t know if she sends critics money but even the Brits at the Guardian were kind about her awful enunciation. He accent was good word-wise but the flow of the sentences was wrong. Moreover, she lacks the spiciness that her role deserved… I don’t know how she keeps getting so much praise. She is not bad but she is not good either and next to La Colmann and La Weisz she did not stand out.

  6. Ifeoma says:

    Is Laura Harrier still with Justin Theroux? She’s really pretty.

    • LL says:

      I’m not sure she was with Justin or not but I think she’s now dating NBA player Klay Thompson from the Golden State Warriors.

  7. Anne says:

    It’s Olivia against Close but after Close’s speech last night she secured her Oscar

    • L84Tea says:

      Yeah, that and I think Glenn Close is one of those actors who Hollywood will be looking at like, “It’s time.” Sort of like when they gave that Oscar to Al Pacino for Scent of a Woman–he had been passed over for so long and I think it was more of a career Oscar than a film Oscar.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Although in the case of Glenn, the performance in The Wife is truly worthy. She has been nominated SIX times. It is time and this year she doesn’t have to compete against Meryl, Jodie or Jessica.

  8. Steph says:

    yorgos lanthimos does uncomfortable and weird films, and I think it’s one of the reason he didn’t get that many awards last night. I haven’t seen this film but The Lobster was so amazing and Colin Farrell deserved all the awards

    • msd says:

      Yeah, it’s very odd to describe this as “exactly the kind of film that Hollywood likes to reward”. Even weirder to say that Hollywood likes lesbian content, which the studio has totally played down! It’s coarse, almost vulgar, very smart, black humoured, and left of centre. Only people who haven’t seen it could describe it as classic awards bait. A lot of the audience simply didn’t ‘get it’ in my cinema. I like his absurdist style personally but it isn’t mainstream. The production design and costumes may win, but I’d be pretty shocked if Hollywood did more than that.

  9. Slowsnow says:

    Do not be fooled by Colman’s “unfussiness”. She can be very mordant if she wants to under all that façade of sweet Britishness.
    The Favourite is my favourite! Such a delicious film. Loved the Lobster too.

  10. Patty says:

    I think the Best Actress race is between Colman and Close. The surprise contender could be Rosamund Pike; but I don’t think Gaga is the favorite (ha) nor has she ever been.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I agree, Gaga was never the favourite to win anything – she’ll get a nom but won’t win but until last night GF thought she’d win. She took losing that Globe to Glenn Close hard. the Oscar is def going to be between Close and Coleman. Gaga might win something for the music or song.

  11. Himmiefan says:

    I love Olivia Cole (bring back Broadchurch!), but no hon, we don’t call women “bitches.” If it becomes acceptable, then men will pick it up. It’s hard enough for women in the business as it is.

    • Dara says:

      Aww, I thought it was a cute moment – especially when Rachel proudly waved back. For me, it’s all in the tone, the context, and who says it to whom. But you’re right, if a man said it I’d want to cut off a part of his anatomy. Still, men have already picked it up so why not claim it for ourselves and negate some its meaning?

      • Slowsnow says:

        I agree. It’s like the N word for black people. It’s about taking our power back and claiming that we own our bodies, our sexuality and our sense of self as cisgendered women. I did tell my kids that bitch was a female dog and when men say it about a woman it is dimishing, like the N word when said by a non-black person.
        Moreover if you watch the flim, it makes even more sense as the Queen used those two women as much as they used her so the sense also is about how they were one another’s bitches. No problem to me here.
        (And btw, men have started it, not picked it up, come on – some rap music & etc…?).

    • eto says:

      It’s been acceptable as a term of endearment among women for a while…perhaps not in your friend groups but in many, yes.

  12. Kerfuffle says:

    Coleman and The Favourite aren’t dark horses, they’re frontrunners. People have been going crazy for it since the moment it came out. If Gaga gets a nomination that’ll be a ‘win’ for her, but I don’t think she realizes that.

  13. BANANIE says:

    I think Olivia’s performance in The Favourite was outstanding.

    For the movie, I thought the dialogue dazzled, there were great costumes but overall the plot lagged and had pacing issues. It was just really predictable and I liked the ending but also kind of wanted something with a hint of surprise.

  14. a reader says:

    Ugh, that last dress is TRAGIC. And the posing makes it even more so…. homegirl reeks of thirst.

  15. bella says:

    Olivia is fantastic and I loved her in the Night Manager with Tom Hiddleston. The show is brilliant.