Popular star Olivia Colman Wins the best actress in a comedy but failed to turn up.
She already has one gong under her belt this award’s season after being honoured with the Best Actress award at the Golden Globes last week.
And Olivia Colman now has another to add to the collection, following her win at the Critics’ Choice Awards in the Actress in a Comedy section.
However The Favourite star, 44, was notably absent from the ceremony, which was held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica.As well as Olivia’s award, Sunday’s ceremony also saw the cast scoop the Best Ensemble Prize, but Oliva’s A-list co-stars Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone were also missingOlivia won critical acclaim and ignited Oscar buzz for her portrayal of Queen Anne in The Favourite, ahead of the glitzy awards ceremony next month.
The flick focuses on the behind-the-scenes politics between two cousins jockeying to be court favourites during the reign of Queen Anne in the early 18th century.Emma portrays Abigail Hill, a favourite of the Queen while Rachel plays Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough.
Anne, who is said to be Britain’s only bisexual monarch, is depicted having an intimate relationship with Stone’s character. The Favourite, directed by Yorgos, has received almost universal praise from critics.
Olivia gave one of the evening’s stand out speeches at The Beverly Hilton, as she scooped the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her work on The Favourite last week.
The British actress gave a special shoutout to her co-stars including Emma whom she affectionately referred to as ‘my b****es’ before dropping the F-bomb.
She said: ‘I’m not going to cry because my whole table will laugh at me. Thank you for the sandwiches.
‘Thank you my b*tches Emma and Rachel! Every second working with you was such a joy. So much fun. I’m too excited!’