Colman arrived onstage in an emotional state while admitting that this was "genuinely quite stressful" before remarking, "This is hilarious!" Her "people" said it was next to impossible, timing wise.
Picking out Close in the audience, Colman said: "You've been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be".
Colman also praised her co-stars, calling Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz "the two loveliest women in the world to fall in love with". "The fact that I'm celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we're longing for stories like this", said Malek on stage.
She went on thank her family and joked she hoped her children were watching as "this isn't going to happen again".
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The event will feature performances from at least 35 artists including Alejandro Sanz, Maluma, Luis Fonsi and Carlos Vives.
Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron was chosen as best director for "Roma", his sentimental black-and-white journey back to his childhood, and the film won two other Oscars, including for best foreign language.
Olivia Colman picked up the Best Actress gong at the 91st Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. "I think you're awesome".
Amy has stunned in some blockbuster Hollywood movies but has never won, despite amassing a whopping six nominations for her outstanding work.
Glenn Close, while most known for her roles on the silver screen, has also starred in the Broadway productions of Sunset Boulevard (1995 and 2017), Death and the Maiden, The Real Thing, and Barnum. Gaga did win the Best Original Song Oscar-her first-for A Star Is Born's breakout hit "Shallow" (sharing with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt). Colman is brilliant as a woman who spends most of her time in a wheelchair and is often the butt of ridicule.
Sound engineer Paul Massey took the sound mixing prize for Bohemian Rhapsody alongside John Casali and Tim Cavagin.