During her acceptance speech, an emotional Colman said, "It's genuinely quite stressful, this is hilarious.an Oscar". "I give the strength to all of those who come next to keep going, to never give up", she said.
Olivia did give a nod to the shocking turn of events, telling her fellow nominees, "To be in this category with these extraordinary women and Glenn Close, you've been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be and I think you're unbelievable". She outlived all her children, and on her death, the Crown passed to the House of Hanover with King George I taking the throne.
Writer Rae Earl said: "Olivia Colman also did incredible TV work on both "Peep Show" & "That Mitchell & Webb look" & if you haven't watched them you should watch them now and COMEDY RARELY GETS THE RESPECT IT DESERVES. Ta. Because this is not going to happen again".
Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron was chosen as best director for "Roma", his sentimental black-and-white journey back to his childhood, and the film won two other Oscars, including for best foreign language.
Especially Aparicio, who earned an Oscar nomination for her feature film debut in Roma. Glenn Close was almost a shoo-in to win as well, having picked up her seventh Oscar nomination for her turn as Joan Castleman in The Wife.
Since her early years in deadpan comedy Peep Show, Ms Colman has gone on to broaden her acting talents with heartbreaking and honest drama roles. And to be in this category with these extraordinary women and Glenn Close - you've been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be and I think you're fantastic and I love you very much.
Jack Parlett also tweeted about how he will forever cherish the memory of having a drunken smoke with Colman outside of his student union and ending up at a chip van with her. "I think you're fantastic". Same, honestly. It appeared Colman was just as surprised with her win as the rest of the room, as she blushed profusely and appeared flustered.
"I've worked hard for a long time".