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‘The Crown’ Wins Emmy for 2021 Best Drama Series

A “limited audience of nominees and their guests” were allowed to attend the ceremony in real life, after last year’s Emmys were held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles on Sunday evening, paying tribute to the best television programs today.

“Ted Lasso” took this year’s Emmy for Best Comedy Series, with several of its stars also taking home awards.

“Game of Thrones” actress Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein won Emmies for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, while Jason Sudeikis took the award for Outstanding Lead Actor, all for “Ted Lasso”.

“Ted Lasso” is considered one of the top favorites for this year’s ceremony. The series tells the story of an American football coach (played by Sudeikis) who moves to the UK to lead a troubled team playing European football, which is new to him.

American Horror Story’s star, Evan Peters, took an Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for crime drama “Mare of Easttown,” where he played alongside Hollywood star Kate Winslet as the title character.

Julianne Nicholson also won the award for Best-Supporting Actress for the same TV series.

Another favorite of the night, “The Crown”, took home the Emmy award for Outstanding Drama Series.

Gillian Anderson, who played ex-British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the series, won Supporting Actress in a drama series.

“So first I want to say thank you to Peter Morgan for creating this role and to Netflix for everything. Everything,” the actress stated.

It is the second Emmy for Anderson, who won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama for her role of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in The X-Files, back in 1997.

Her colleague on the set, Tobias Menzies, won Best Supporting Actor. He played Prince Phillip in the series.

Finally, Olivia Colman, who portrayed Queen Elizabeth in the series, won the award for Lead Actress in the category. Her screen’s son, Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), took the award for Lead Actor in the category.

The award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series went to HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, surpassing other nominees, including Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, and Trevor Noah.

“Saturday Night Live” took the award for ‘Variety Sketch Series’.

A writing Emmy for a comedy series went to “Hacks”, with its director Lucia Aniello also winning the award for her job. And this year’s Outstanding Lead Actress award was taken by “Hacks” star Jean Smart.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Competition Program.

Debbie Allen, who previously served on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, obtained the Governors Award on Sunday. Allen has been nominated for an Emmy Award 20 times in her career, winning five awards.

She was also awarded a Golden Globe Award and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Emmy for directing for a limited or anthology series or movie went to Scott Frank for “The Queen’s Gambit.”
The series took the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series.

Ewan McGregor took an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a limited or anthology series or movie for his role in “Halston”.

Stephen Colbert’s “Election Night 2020” won the Emmy for Variety Live Special.

“Hamilton” took an Emmy in the Outstanding Variety Special (pre-recorded) category.

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