Popular Netflix series ‘The Crown’ reigned supreme at the 73rd Emmy awards with a clean sweep of all the drama categories including four acting wins. Along with writing and directing honours for Peter Morgan & Co, the series also bagged top acting honors for Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor. Tobias Menzies and Gillian Anderson took home the award for their supporting roles.
Apple TV’s heartwarming comedy Ted Lasso, which focuses on the fortunes of a struggling English football club and their American manager, won four awards including outstanding comedy series and acting nods for Hannah Waddingham, Brett Goldstein, and its star and co-creator Jason Sudeikis. The Queen’s Gambit, Scott Frank’s seven-parter about a chess prodigy, was named best limited series.
“Mare of Easttown”, a police procedural crime drama, picked up three acting Emmys for its actors, including series lead Kate Winslet in the outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie.
Winslet, primarily known as the star of films like “Titanic”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” and “The Reader”, won her second Emmy for playing the role of Detective Mare Sheehan at the helm of solving a murder in a small town near Philadelphia. Julianne Nicholson, who plays Mare”s best friend and confidant Lori in the show, was named the outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie. Netflix won a leading total of 44 awards, equalling the broadcast network record set back in 1974, by CBS. For his turn as Detective Colin Zabel, the star-struck yet level-headed county detective called in to assist Mare, Evan Peters won the Emmy in the outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie category.
Key award winners at the Emmys
Best drama series
Best comedy series
Best limited series
The Queen’s Gambit
Best actress (drama)
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Best actor (drama)
Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Best actress (comedy)
Jean Smart, Hacks
Best actor (comedy)
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Best supporting actress in a drama
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Best supporting actor in a drama
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Best supporting actor in a comedy
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Best supporting actress in a comedy
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Best actress, limited series or movie
Kate Winslet, Mare Of Easttown
Best actor, limited series or movie
Ewan McGregor, Halston
Best supporting actress, limited series or movie
Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown
Best supporting actor, limited series or movie
Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown