“Ted Lasso”, “The Crown”, “Queen’s Gambit” win big at 2021 Emmy Awards

Drama The Crown and comedy Ted Lasso won the top prizes at 73rd television’s Emmy awards on Sunday, while The Queen’s Gambit was named best limited series.

The best drama series win for The Crown gave Netflix its biggest prize so far, while Apple TV+ entered streaming’s big leagues with the best comedy series win for Ted Lasso.

Neither Netflix nor AppleTV+ had previously won a best comedy or best drama series Emmy, according to France24.

The Awards, which took place in Los Angeles have The Crown winning acting nods for Gillian Anderson (who played Margaret Thatcher) and Tobias Menzies (The Duke of Edinburgh), reports the BBC.

The show, after a season that focused on the unhappy marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, also won prizes for directing and writing.

Jason Sudeikis was named best lead comedy actor for his performance in Ted Lasso

Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor from The Crown won the top television Emmy awards for drama actors on a banner night for British talent.

Colman and O’Connor, who played Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles, in the lavish saga of the British royal family were named best drama actor and actress.

An exuberant Kate Winslet was named best actress for her turn as a troubled detective in the limited series Mare of Easttown, while Ewan McGregor won for playing fashion designer Halston.

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