Here's What Olivia Colman Said During Her Emmys Speech

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Here's What Olivia Colman Said During Her Emmys Speech

Olivia Colman knows how to give a speech. Fancy yourself a really enjoyable four and a half minutes on YouTube? Watch Colman accept the award for Best Actress at the Oscars. Trust me. This year was no exception. Although short and sweet, Colman managed to squeeze in a very Colman moment while praising Emmy winner Michaela Coel. Wondering what exactly Olivia Colman said during the Emmys when she got bleeped out?

Let's examine the speech as a whole first:

Thank you very much. I would have put money on that not happening. I don't know what to say, thank you very much — this is amazing. And what a lovely end to the most extraordinary journey with this lovely family. I loved every second of it and I can't wait to see what happens next. I'm going to be very quick because I'm very teary. I wish my dad was here to see this. I lost my daddy during COVID and he would have loved all of this. And also Mic–
[rich Embed]

And that was it, the sound went out and everyone in London, where Colman was based, seemed to go crazy. In the States, however, we weren't having as much fun because it felt like we were on the outside of an inside joke.

Luckily, CTV (the network in London) didn't cut the audio on Colman and Twitter didn't want to leave anyone out of the loop on what she said. And those words were:

"Also, Michaela Coel, FUCK YEAH."

Just prior to Colman accepting the award for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, Coel won for Best Writing in a Limited Series for I May Destroy You. Coel was nominated for a total of nine Emmys this year after being shut out of the Golden Globes. The Best Writing win was the show creator's first Emmy for I May Destroy You's devastating and brilliant depiction of the aftermath of sexual assault.

And for those who have seen I May Destroy You, you probably had the same reaction when Coel was announced the winner. So let's just thank Colman for being the voice of us all, even if CBS didn't want us to hear it. We were all screaming "Fuck yeah!"

Images: screengrab, CBS

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