A quick, express post today as I’ve rather overloaded my brain today and had so much unexpected personal admin to attend to that my usual ‘write something profound over breakfast’ was sadly interrupted. No biggy, just annoying stuff.
Today, I would love to bake a cake for Olivia Colman.
I adored The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). What a fabulous film, packed full of excellent performances from excellent performers, working with a beautifully crafted script, filmed with just enough historical accuracy peppered with modern aspects to keep us engaged. I loved it from start to finish.
My main concern was how anyone could possibly choose between Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone for the Best Supporting Actress nomination. As it was, both BAFTA and the Academy chose to give the nod to both actresses, with Weisz taking the first prize home last night. They were both brilliant.
Of course, Olivia Colman in the role of Queen Anne – yes, the last Stuart Queen gets a movie! – had to be my pick for Best Actress. As soon as she started getting nominated, I was thrilled. Now Colman can add the BAFTA award to her Golden Globe award and go to the OSCARs feeling worthy, if not entitled.
Because I cannot for the life of me ever imagine Olivia Colman going into anything with a sense of entitlement. It feels trite to say that Colman seems ‘down to earth’ (yuck) because she is undoubtedly a phenomenal actress and a star, but I don’t think she wears that outwardly.
I guess I would love to bake a cake for Olivia Colman in celebration not only of her talent but of good things happening to nice people.
How do I know that Olivia Colman is nice people? I listened to her in conversation with David Tennant on his new (and imaginatively titled) podcast David Tennant Does A Podcast With and kind of fell in love with her. Click here to listen and I think you’ll fall in love with her too.
That’s it. I’m not justifying my love like Madonna. I’m rooting for Olivia Colman all the way to the OSCARs and looking forward to watching this national treasure bring home the gold.
And I could not be looking forward to seeing her play Elizabeth II in season 3 of The Crown much more than I am…