Oscar Winning Actress Olivia Colman Is Crowned A BFI Fellow | Film News
The Favourite‘s star actress, Olivia Colman was awarded the British Film Institute’s most prestigious prize at an event at London’s Rosewood Hotel, last night. And it’s been only two weeks since she raised her Best Actress gold statuette at this year’s Oscars.
She was presented the award by The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos, who said upon presenting the accolade to Colman “There isn’t an actor who can infuse each moment onscreen with such great humanity, drama and humour.” Lanthimos added: “No one can appear so fragile, magnetic, fierce, funny and real from one second to the next, or all at the same time.”
The prize was previously been awarded to Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave, Helena Bonham Carter and Cate Blanchett. Colman stole the audience’s hearts with another emotional speech, and accepting the accolade, she said: “I didn’t know what to expect this evening, turns out it’s a bit like a surprise birthday party… on the back of a lovely year.”
"I didn’t know what to expect this evening, turns out it’s a bit like a surprise birthday party." – Olivia Colman pic.twitter.com/EdZSJa3NFX
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The BFI Fellowship, with its event hosted by BFI chairman Josh Berger, is the latest in a long list of recent achievements for the actress, whose performance as Queen Anne in The Favourite also earned her a BAFTA and a Golden Globe.
Here’s a picture of Josh Berger and Olivia Colman, last night.
Colman chose to wear aN outfit made from sustainable material. Her black gown with a draped neck feature and a high slit, which revealed a tailored satin crepe trouser, was created especially for Colman by Deborah Miller, a designer whose objective is to make “haute couture using the challenges of sustainability as a catalyst for creativity”.