Olivia Colman has been recognised for her leading role in Yiorgos Lanthimos’ celebrated film The Favourite, taking out the Golden Globe for Best Actress.

Colman who played Queen Anne was up against some impressive talent. Fellow nominees were Emily Blunt for her role in Mary Poppins Returns, Elsie Fisher for Eighth Grade, Charlize Theron for Tully, and Constance Wu for Crazy Rich Asians.

At the awards ceremony hosted on Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel by actors Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, Colman admitted she was full of nerves while accepting her award.

The actress said she wished to talk about how much the film meant to her in her speech, but was lost for words due to nerves and excitement, finally adding that she “had a fucking blast!” while filming.

Colman also joked that she wasn’t going to cry because her table “would laugh” at her, and went on to thank “my bitches” – a reference to her fellow The Favourite cast members Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

Colman as Queen Anne in The Favourite.

Stone and Weisz were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress, but missed out to winner Regina King for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.

The Greek director’s film was nominated five times in total, but missed out on Best Motion Picture and Best Screenplay to Green Book directed by Peter Farrelly.