The Crown won Best Drama and swept the acting categories at the Emmy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.
Olivia Colman, Josh O’Connor, Gillian Anderson, and Tobias Menzies won awards for Best Actress, Actor, Supporting Actress, and Supporting Actor in a Drama. It also won Emmys for Best Writing and Best Directing for a Drama.
Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso won for Best Comedy and its stars Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham earned the honors for Best Actor, Supporting Actor and Actress in a Comedy, respectively.
Jean Smart was named Best Actress in a Comedy for HBO Max’s Hacks, which also won for Best Writing and Best Directing for a Comedy.
Kate Winslet, Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson from HBO’s Mare of Easttown picked up the prizes for Best Actress, Supporting Actor and Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.
Ewan McGregor won for Best Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for Netflix’s Halston and Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit won for Best Limited or Anthology Series.
NBC’s Saturday Night Live scored the Best Sketch Comedy Show trophy and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won the prizes for Best Variety Talk Show and Best Writing for a Variety Show.
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VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race was voted Best Competition Show, Disney+’s Hamilton earned the Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) distinction, Showtime’s Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020 won for Best Variety Special (Live) and Debbie Allen was presented with the Governors Award.
Cedric the Entertainer hosted the live event, which aired on CBS and streamed on Paramount+
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The Crown and The Mandalorian went into the competition with a leading 24 nominations each, followed by WandaVision with 23, The Handmaid’s Tale and Saturday Night Live with 21, and Ted Lasso with 20.