Turns out Olivia Colman, not Glenn Close, was “The Favourite” at the Oscars.

The British actress was a surprise winner as best actress on Sunday night for her role as Queen Anne in “The Favourite.” She beat out Close, who arrived at the Dolby Theatre as the heavy favorite to win her first Oscar in seven nominations for “The Wife.”

Instead, a stunned Colman took the stage.

Lady Gaga, right, congratulates Olivia Colman, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for
Lady Gaga, right, congratulates Olivia Colman, winner of the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for “The Favourite” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

She gazed at Close in the audience and said, “You’ve been my idol for so long and this is not how I wanted it to be.”

Close smiled and laughed.

The 71-year-old American is 0-for-7 at the Oscars. Her nods remain the most without a win than any other living actor. Close came into the end of awards season riding a wave of momentum that included wins at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Independent Spirit Awards.

Olivia Colman, from left, poses with the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for
Olivia Colman, from left, poses with the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for “The Favourite”, Mahershala Ali poses with the award for best performance by an actor in a supporting role for “Green Book”, and Regina King poses with the award for best performance by an actress in a supporting role for “If Beale Street Could Talk” in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Colman drew laughs throughout her speech. She blew kisses at fellow nominee Lady Gaga, who responded in kind.

Colman added the Oscar to her earlier wins at the Golden Globes, BAFTAs and National Society of Film Critics for the role.

“I could not tell you what I’m feeling,” she said backstage. “Next year I’ll be able to put it into words. I don’t know what to do with myself at the moment.”

Olivia Colman accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for
Olivia Colman accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for “The Favourite” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

An emotional Colman thanked her three children — ages 13, 11 and 3 — who she said were watching from her agent’s house in Los Angeles. She said, “This is not going to happen again.”

A cheeky Colman knows where her Oscar statue will go: “In bed with me between me and my husband. He doesn’t know yet.”

Asked what Queen Anne would say after her win, Colman replied, “Eat some cake.”

Frances McDormand, left, presents Olivia Colman with the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for
Frances McDormand, left, presents Olivia Colman with the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for “The Favourite” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The other nominees for best actress were Yalitza Aparicio for “Roma,” Lady Gaga for “A Star is Born” and Melissa McCarthy of “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

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Olivia Colman accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for
Olivia Colman accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for “The Favourite” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Olivia Colman reacts as she accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for
Olivia Colman reacts as she accepts the award for best performance by an actress in a leading role for “The Favourite” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Glenn Close take a selfie prior to the start of the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Samuel L. Jackson, left, and Glenn Close take a selfie prior to the start of the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Glenn Close arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Glenn Close arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)