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Former Bristol Old Vic student Olivia Colman continues Hollywood takeover with Golden Globe

The Bristol Old Vic student turned Hollywood actress kicked off 2020 with another award. Credit: PA images

Bristol Old Vic's Oscar-winning alumnus Olivia Colman was one of the big British winners at this year's star-studded Golden Globes.

The former Bristol theatre school student scooped the best actress in a TV drama award for her role as the Queen in the third series of The Crown.

She admitted she got a "bit boozy" before the category was announced because she wasn't expecting to win.

She said, "I had money on this not happening. For the last year I feel I've been living someone else's life and now I feel I've won someone else's award."

In her acceptance speech, she added that she wasn't expecting to win. Credit: PA Images

Colman, who graduated from the Bristol Old Vic in 1999, was also awarded the coveted best actress Oscar last year for her role as another monarch - Queen Anne in The Favourite.

She was just as shocked when she picked that one up, with many praising her 'hilarious' acceptance speech.

When accepting the award on February 24 2019 she said, "It's genuinely quite stressful. This is hilarious. I got an Oscar."

The former Bristol Old Vic student won an Oscar in 2019. Credit: AP

The 77th Golden Globes was a successful night for British talent.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, globally known for creating the BBC show Fleabag, won an award for best actress in a TV comedy - while Fleabag was named best comedy TV series.

Colman, who added that she was "completely stumped" when accepting her award, gave a nod to her fellow British star in her acceptance speech, saying: "Fleabag, yay!".