The Crown scoops five Emmy awards as Gillian Anderson gives moving speech

The Crown scoops five Emmy awards as Gillian Anderson gives moving speech

The Emmy Awards 2021 proved to be a night many celebs will never forget after The Crown and Ted Lasso bagged multiple gongs on Sunday.

The 73rd annual edition of the ceremony saw the star and co-creator Ted Laso, Jason Sudeikis awarded the best comedy actor prize on the night.

The Crown also took home the best drama series following a gripping season that focused on the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

Gillian Anderson was awarded the Best Support Actress category for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in Netflix's hit TV drama The Crown, where she gave a moving speech as she accepted her win from London.

Anderson dedicated her award to her manager who "believed in my talent when I didn't even think that I had talent."

She said: "Oh my goodness.

"First, I want to say thank you to Peter Morgan for creating this role, and to Netflix for everything. Everything."

She then mentioned her manager Connie Freiberg: "who believed in me when no one else would. And believed in my talent when I didn't even think that I had talent. Who always advised me to take the high road.

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"Who was one of the best friends that I've ever had in my life. And who wore the same dress five years running to every award show three times a year that she went with me to. Before anybody knew that it was cool, Connie, I love you! This is for you."

Creator Peter Morgan won outstanding drama writing with the show also receiving a gong for directing, and Tobias Menzies for supporting actor in a drama show, where he played the late Prince Philip.

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Morgan said: "I'm very proud, I'm very grateful, we're going to party. Goodnight."

Ted Lasso was also one of the standouts of the night, with Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein winning for their supporting roles as a club owner and aging star player in the popular series.

The show, which follows a small-time American football coach hired to coach a pro team in England, has been a hit with fans.

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When Jason received his award he said: "This show is about family. This show's about mentors and teachers and this show's about teammates. And I wouldn't be here without those three things in my life."

The full list of winners from the Emmy Awards 2021

Best Drama Series

The Crown

Best Comedy Series

Ted Lasso

Best Limited series

The Queen's Gambit

Best Comedy Actor

Jason Sudeikis in Ted Lasso

Best Comedy Actress

Jean Smart in Hacks

Best Drama Actress

Olivia Colman in The Crown

Best Drama Actor

Josh O'Connor in The Crown

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

Gillian Anderson in The Crown

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama

Tobis Menzies in The Crown

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Brett Goldstein in Ted Lasso

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Hannah Waddingham in Ted Lasso

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Kate Winslet in Mare Of Easttown

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Ewan McGregor in Halston

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Julianne Nicholson, in Mare of Easttown

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Evan Peters in Mare of Easttown

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