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Netflix, Big Winner At 73rd Emmy Award

Netflix, Big Winner At 73rd Emmy Award

 

Netflix’s royal drama, The Crown, and Apple TV comedy Ted Lasso were the big winners at Sunday’s Emmy Awards.

The Crown’s prizes included the best drama series, plus four acting wins for Gillian Anderson, Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor, and Tobias Menzies.

The Crown’s victory in the best drama series category is not the first time a streaming service has won the top prize at the Emmys but it does mark the first victory for Netflix.

Anderson won for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, Menzies for the Duke of Edinburgh, and O’Connor for Prince Charles.

Many of this year’s nominated actors from The Crown left the show after its most recent series, including Emerald Fennell, who played the Duchess of Cornwall, and Colman, who will be replaced as the Queen in the forthcoming fifth season by Imelda Staunton.

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards took place in Los Angeles on Sunday, 19th September, and saw most nominees attend in person, although many British nominees appeared from a separate hub in London, according to BBC reports.

UK winners included Michaela Coel, who won outstanding writing for a limited series for her sexual consent drama I May Destroy You. She said “I dedicate this story to every single survivor of sexual assault,” she said as she collected her award.

Coel also used her speech to address aspiring writers directly. She said, “Write the tale that scares you, that makes you feel uncertain, that isn’t comfortable, I dare you.”

She said staying away from social media could help to create their best work. “Do not be afraid to disappear, from it, from us, for a while, and see what comes to you in the silence”.

Kate Winslet and Ewan McGregor were named the best-limited series actress and actor for Mare of Easttown and Halston respectively.

Her Mare of Easttown co-stars Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson also both won supporting actor and actress for their performances in the show.

Jason Sudeikis was named best lead comedy actor for his performance in Ted Lasso, while his British co-stars, Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein, won best supporting actress and actor.

His co-star Waddingham, a successful theatre actress, called for more stage stars to be given TV roles during her acceptance speech.

She paid tribute to co-star and fellow nominee Juno Temple, saying she wished she could share the prize with her.

Goldstein won outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for his portrayal of cantankerous club captain Roy Kent. The 41-year-old said starring in the show had been “one of the greatest honours” of his life.

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