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Emmys 2021: Londoners win big at TV and streaming’s awards night

Michaela Coel, Brett Goldstein and ‘The Crown’ dominate on a gala night for Brits

Phil de Semlyen
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Phil de Semlyen

Michaela Coel, The Crown’s Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor, Tobias Menzies and Peter Morgan, and the cast of smash-hit comedy Ted Lasso were some of the local winners at last night’s Emmys awards in Los Angeles.

On a gala night for Londoners, Coel picked up an Emmy for Best Writing in a Television Limited Series or Movie for her remarkable 12-part BBC drama I May Destroy You, while Morgan won his first Emmy for The Crown – for Outstanding Drama Series and Best Writing for a Drama Series – and O’Connor and Colman won Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama for their portrayals of Prince Charles and the Queen respectively. Menzies won Best Supporting Actor for playing Prince Philip. 

Sutton boy Brett Goldstein won Best Supporting Actor for his depiction of sweary ex-footballer Roy Kent in Apple TV+’s Ted LassoHis speech was right out of the Roy Kent handbook too: ‘I was very, very specifically told I’m not allowed to swear,’ he said, ‘So this speech is gonna be fucking short.’

Fellow Londoner Hannah Waddingham also won a Best Supporting gong for her role as Richmond FC’s secret-softie owner Rebecca Welton.

Those were just two of Ted Lasso’s seven Emmy wins, which also included Outstanding Comedy Show, pipping Black-ish and Pen15 to the award. Jason Sudeikis won Best Actor in a Comedy for playing the golden-hearted coach himself.

Kate Winslet won Best Actress for Mare of Easttown, while Gillian Anderson picked up her first Emmy since her 1997 win for The X-Files for her depiction of Margaret Thatcher in The Crown.

The awards in full:

Best Drama
The Boys
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
This Is Us

Outstanding limited series:
I May Destroy You
Mare Of Easttown
The Queen’s Gambit
Underground Railroad

Best comedy series:
Cobra Kai
Ted Lasso
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
The Kominsky Method

Lead actor in a drama series:
Sterling K Brown, This Is Us
Jonathan Majors, Lovecraft Country
Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Regé-Jean Page, Bridgerton
Billy Porter, Pose
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason

Lead actress in a drama series:
Uzo Aduba, Treatment
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Emma Corrin, The Crown
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale
Mj Rodriguez, Pose
Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country

Supporting actor in a drama series:
O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid's Tale
Max Minghella, The Handmaid's Tale
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale
Michael K Williams, Lovecraft Country
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
John Lithgow, Perry Mason
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Supporting actress in a drama series:
Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Emerald Fennell, The Crown
Madeleine Brewer, The Handmaid's Tale
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid's Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale
Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country

Lead actor in a limited series or movie:
Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Hugh Grant, The Undoing
Ewan McGregor, Halston
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Leslie Odom Jr, Hamilton

Lead actress in a limited series or movie:
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen's Gambit

Supporting actor in a limited series or movie:
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Anthony Ramos, Hamilton

Supporting actress in a limited series or movie:
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit
Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown
Jean Smart, Mare Of Easttown

Lead actor in a comedy series:
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
William H Macy, Shameless
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Kenan

Lead actress in a comedy series:
Aidy Bryant, Shrill
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Allison Janney, Mom
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Jean Smart, Hacks

Supporting actor in a comedy series:
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Supporting actress in a comedy series:
Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Writing for a drama series:
Rebecca Sonnenshine, The Boys
Peter Morgan, The Crown
Yahlin Chang, The Handmaid's Tale
Misha Green, Lovecraft Country
Dave Filoni, The Mandalorian 
Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady, Pose 

Writing for a limited series, movie or drama:
Brad Ingelsby, Mare Of Easttown
Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
Scott Frank, The Queen's Gambit
Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron, Wandavision
Jac Schaeffer, WandaVision
Laura Donney, WandaVision 

Head to the official site for the full list of winners.

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