Oscars 2020: Olivia Colman says husband had 'best night of his life' after last year's Oscars

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Olivia Colman gave us all a snapshot of the night she won the Oscar last year. And it was rather ruder than expected.

Colman took to the stage to present the Best Actor gong to Joaquin Phoenix at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

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Sporting a new grey hair-do, she joked that “winning an Oscar changes you”.

“Last year was the best night of my husband’s life,” she then revealed. “He actually says that. And I’ve given birth three times.

“So I hope you’re all having as good a time as he did. And I did.”

Olivia Colman presents the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Olivia Colman presents the award for best performance by an actor. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

The Crown star won the Best Actress award last year for her role in Yorgos Lanthimos's black comedy The Favourite.

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Phoenix, meanwhile, scored his first ever Oscar, after three previous nominations, for his role as unravelling stand-up comedian Arthur Fleck in Joker.

Though heartfelt, his speech was more serious in nature, admitting that he'd been “cruel” and “a scoundrel” during previous periods of his life, and that he'd been “hard to work with”.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: In this handout photo provided by A.M.P.A.S. Best Actor award winner Joaquin Phoenix and Olivia Colman stand backstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Richard Harbaugh - Handout/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images)
Joaquin Phoenix and Olivia Colman. (Richard Harbaugh – Handout/AMPAS via Getty Images)

He also went on to discuss problems with inequality, his long-held belief in veganism, inseminating cows and his late brother River Phoenix.

Other winners on the night included Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, whose movie Parasite won Best Director, Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature.

It's the first time a film not in the English language has won the top Oscar, beating the likes of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino to the prize.

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