Emmy Awards: Brooker among winners


Claire Foy, Charlie Brooker and Thandie Newton are among the British winners at the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

The ceremony is currently taking place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Foy took home the best actress in a drama series for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown, reports BBC.

In her acceptance speech, the actress described her time on the Netflix series as “the most extraordinary two-and-a-half years of my life.

“I was given a role I never thought I would ever get a chance to play, and I met people who I will love for ever and ever.

“And the show goes on, which makes me so proud. So I dedicate this to the next cast, the next generation, and I also dedicate this to [her co-star] Matt Smith.”

Olivia Colman is due to take over the role from Foy as the show enters its third season. Newton was awarded best supporting actress in a drama series for her role in Westworld.

“I don’t even believe in God but I’m going to thank her tonight,” the actress said as she took to the stage to collect her trophy.


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