Olivia Colman Source

Olivia Colman scored her 5th Emmy nomination at the 73rd Emmy Awards. She received an acting nomination for her outstanding leading role in Netflix‘ ‘The Crown‘ for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. She is joined by on screen daughter-in-law Emma Corrin (Princess Diana).


‘The Crown‘ received a total of 23 nominations, including: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama series (Josh O‘Connor), Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Claire Foy), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Charles Dance), outstanding Supporting actress in a drama series (Gillian Anderson, Helena Bonham Carter and Emerald Fennel), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Tobias Menzies), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series („Fairytale“ And „War“) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series („War“), and more.


The winners of the 73rd Emmy Awards will be revealed on September 19, 2021 in Downtown L.A.

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LA Times – These days, Olivia Colman can do no wrong: Not only did she pick up an Academy Award for “The Favourite” in 2019, but she’s also been top-lining Netflix’s “The Crown” (as Queen Elizabeth II) for the last two seasons and is poised for a big Oscar season this year, paired up with Anthony Hopkins in Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Father,” which releases later this month. But there’s more to the cheery Colman than deep drama — as The Envelope discovered during a recent phone call — where she spoke about her comedic past, having a “holy s—” moment over Meryl Streep, and how she ended up as “Olivia.”

“The Father” takes a unique approach to telling the story of a man with dementia and his daughter Anne — who you play — as we experience the world from his point of view. Why was that intriguing for you?

I have never read anything from inside the eyes of the sufferer of this particular condition. Normally, you’re watching and not understanding why they’re confused. But this was so brilliantly and beautifully done, with such empathy. Why has it never been done before? God, it’s genius.

Anthony Hopkins is truly a unique individual. What’s he like to work with?

He’s divine. And we approach things in a similar way: I take the work seriously, but not myself, and he is quite similar. He’s always there, always present, and you just have to react to one another. He can tap into real emotion instantly. He kept saying, “We’re so lucky, life is wonderful. With all its nasty bits, it’s still wonderful.”

You’re an A-list Oscar winner now yourself, but have you ever been intimidated by any legends you may have worked with?

Meeting Meryl Streep was a “Holy s—ball, it’s Meryl Streep” moment. The more people you end up meeting, the more you realize every one of them is a person. It would appear that the higher up they are, the sweeter they are.


Do you feel like you have to strain for normalcy now that you’re in a hit TV show and have the film industry’s most prestigious award?

I’m very lucky; I’ve got some good friends who’d be the first to go, “rein it in.” I’ve got dogs, and they still vomit, and you have to pick it up, and you can’t be too up yourself. I don’t think my husband would find me attractive if I suddenly started demanding things.

So where do you keep that Oscar?

It’s actually in a cupboard, because I’m slightly embarrassed if people come over … I don’t want to be too “Oh, look at me!” But I open the cupboard once in a while and go, “Mm-hmm, can’t believe it’s there.”

Olivia isn’t actually your given name; you’re a Sarah. Why make the change?

You’re not allowed to have the same as someone in Equity in the actors union in the UK. So, my flat mate was called Olivia, and I loved her name and asked if I could borrow it.

And you probably wear it more proudly than she does now.

Yes, it must have really pissed her off: “That’s my name!”

You’re all about drama these days, but your earliest work was in sketch comedy. Had you always planned to segue from comedy into more serious parts later on?

I think I always dreamed of doing some really lovely meaty drama. It takes a bit of a gamble, especially if you’ve always been known for comedy. Someone has to take a punch to give you another type of role. As a kid, I wasn’t great at school, but making people laugh was useful. And, certainly, boyfriends. I didn’t ever win anyone over by how I look, but if I made him laugh, they’d say, “Oh, she’s quite fun.”

What makes you laugh?

It’s awful, but if my husband falls over, that’s the funniest thing in the world. When our kids were tiny, running between his legs and misjudging him and getting him in the nuts, there’s nothing funnier. I know that makes me bad, but that gets me to the point where I have to lie down I’m laughing so much. But poor him.

“The Crown’s” latest season is digging up a lot of old dirt on Charles and Diana. Have you been surprised at the way people are responding?

I don’t know how they’re responding, because I like to put my head in the sand. I don’t want to know. I’ve got no idea, which is the way I like it.

What’s still at the top of your bucket list of things you want to do — professionally or personally — once you get out of the house again?

I’m really boring. I just want to keep working, because the idea is it’s all going to dry up, it’s terrifying. Like, I’m really s— at everything else. I need to keep acting. I don’t have any other skills.





With their total of six nominations, Netflix‘s The Crown is not only in the race for Best Drama but also among the leaders of the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards‘ series nominees! Olivia Colman, in her role as Queen Elizabeth II, is up for Best Actress in a Drama Series just as on-screen daughter-in-law Emma Corrin, for her portrayal of Princess Diana. Josh O‘Connor, The Crown‘s Prince of Wales, scored a nomination as Best Actor in a Drama Series. Gillian Anderson, as Margaret Thatcher, and Tobias Menzies, as Prince Phillip, also received recognition for their supporting roles. The winners will be announced at 7 p.m. on March 7 on the CW!

Here is the full list of TV nominations including The Crown:



Better Call Saul (AMC)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Lovecraft Country (HBO)

The Mandalorian (Disney+)

Ozark (Netflix)

Perry Mason (HBO)

This Is Us (NBC)



Christine Baranski – The Good Fight (CBS All Access)

Olivia Colman – The Crown (Netflix)

Emma Corrin – The Crown (Netflix)

Claire Danes – Homeland (Showtime)

Laura Linney – Ozark (Netflix)

Jurnee Smollett – Lovecraft Country (HBO)



Jason Bateman – Ozark (Netflix)

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)

Jonathan Majors – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Josh O’Connor – The Crown (Netflix)

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Matthew Rhys – Perry Mason (HBO)



Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)

John Lithgow – Perry Mason (HBO)

Tobias Menzies – The Crown (Netflix)

Tom Pelphrey – Ozark (Netflix)

Michael K. Williams – Lovecraft Country (HBO)



Gillian Anderson – The Crown (Netflix)

Cynthia Erivo – The Outsider (HBO)

Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix)

Janet McTeer – Ozark (Netflix)

Wunmi Mosaku – Lovecraft Country (HBO)

Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC)


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