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'The Crown' Reigned at the 2021 Emmy Awards with 11 Wins

Laura Beatham
Sep 26, 2021
03:30 A.M.
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"The Crown" cast and production scored 11 awards at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 19, 2021, and also received 13 other nominations.

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"The Crown" reigned supreme at this year's 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony as the show won 11 awards. The show has received 21 Emmys since its release in 2016.

The Netflix show beat "Pose," "The Boys," "Lovecraft Country," "Bridgerton," "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Mandalorian," and "This Is Us," for Best Outstanding Drama series, which many views as the top prize of the evening.

An image of "The Crown" playing on a laptop. | Photo: Getty Images

An image of "The Crown" playing on a laptop. | Photo: Getty Images

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With such a talented cast, it is no wonder the show won the best drama. The cast took home various outstanding acting awards on Sunday, including the Outstanding Lead Actor and Lead Actress awards in a Drama Series.

Josh O'Connor, who portrays Prince Charles in the series, won Outstanding Lead Actor. The actor shared that he was a wreck while accepting his award and thanked the crew and cast during his speech:

"The cast and crew, our producers, and our brilliant directors who all made this show such a pleasure to be a part of, thank you."

Helena Bonham Carter, Erin Doherty, and Josh O'Connor pictured at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2020, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Helena Bonham Carter, Erin Doherty, and Josh O'Connor pictured at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, 2020, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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The actor thanked his co-star, Emma Corrin, who portrayed a young Princess Diana. O'Connor also thanked his family and girlfriend for putting up with him during the chaos of filming the show.

The show also snagged the actress equivalent, as his TV mother, Olivia Colman, won Outstanding actress for a Drama Series for her role as a middle-aged Queen Elizabeth II.

Peter Morgan, the show's creator, won Outstanding Writing for a Drama.

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Colman shared an emotional speech while accepting her award. She noted that the award was a memorable way to end her journey on the show. Imelda Staunton will take over the role for the fifth and sixth seasons.

"The Crown" also won the Outstanding Supporting Actress and Actor award, which Gillian Anderson won, who portrays Margaret Thatcher, and Tobias Menzies, who portrays Prince Phillip.

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The show's last acting award went to Claire Foy. She won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as a young Queen Elizabeth II. Foy previously won lead actress in 2018 for her role in "The Crown."

Besides winning the acting categories, the renowned show won Outstanding Directing for a Drama, awarded to Jessica Hobbs. During her speech shared her appreciation for other female directors.

Peter Morgan, the show's creator, won Outstanding Writing for a Drama. The show took the award home after missing out on the award for the last three years.

The last three awards "The Crown" won include, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series, and Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series.

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