Emmy Awards 2021 - in pictures
Royal sweep for Netflix as The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit win top gongs
Netflix series The Crown claimed the Emmys throne last night with seven major awards, including best lead actress in a drama series for Olivia Colman’s portrayal of Queen Elizabeth.
The Hollywood awards ceremony was “dominated from the far side of the Atlantic”, with most of the Crown gongs “accepted by a cast and crew holed up in a hotel in London”, said The Times.
The stars of the “lavish saga of the British royal family” weren’t the only Brits to pick up awards, said The Telegraph. An “exuberant” Kate Winslet was named best actress in a limited series for her turn as a troubled detective in HBO’s Mare of Easttown.
Other big winners at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday included The Queen’s Gambit, Ted Lasso and The Mandalorian.
However, the awards has come “under fire” after “zero actors of colour were awarded major prizes”, The Independent reported, “despite a record number of diverse nominees this year”.
Stars who had been viewed as front runners yet “lost out in their respective categories” included the late Michael K. Williams for Lovecraft Country and Billy Porter and M.J. Rodriguez for Pose, said the paper.
Olivia Colman at Soho House in London with her Emmy for best actress in a drama series. “What a lovely end to the most extraordinary journey with this lovely family,” she said of her final series playing the Queen.
Moses Ingram, Anya Taylor-Joy and Marielle Heller were named winners of the Outstanding Limited Or Anthology Series Award for The Queen’s Gambit, another Netflix hit. The series “catapulted Taylor-Joy to stardom” for her performance as chess prodigy Beth Harmon, said Deadline.
Juno Temple inspects an Emmy awarded to co-star Jason Sudeikis, who won best actor in a comedy and best comedy series for Ted Lasso, the Apple TV show that “became a word-of-mouth hit in the months following its launch last August”, said the BBC.
Kate Winslet was in LA in person to pick up the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Variety noted that it was Winslet’s first Emmys win “in over ten years; she last won for 2011’s Mildred Pierce”.
Drag Race stars Michelle Visage, RuPaul, Gottmik and Symone on the red carpet in LA. While the ceremony was slapped with an #Emmyssowhite hashtag, it was at least a “night of ru-bilation for RuPaul”, said CNN, as the TV personality “made Emmy history by becoming the most-awarded person of colour in the show’s history with 11 wins”.
Pose star Billy Porter wore wings to the awards, but his bid to win best actor in a drama series failed to take off, with the gong going to The Crown’s Josh O’Connor.
Behind the scenes, the Hamilton cast and crew embrace in the press room after winning the Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) Award.