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British hit The Crown triumphs at the 73rd Emmy Awards

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- The popular series won 7 accolades out of its 11 nominations, whilst Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You was awarded for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

British hit The Crown triumphs at the 73rd Emmy Awards
Olivia Colman in The Crown

The 73rd Emmy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday in Los Angeles, saw the triumph of the popular TV series The Crown. The US-British drama, produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Europe, scooped seven awards in total, out of its 11 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. The saga follows the political rivalries and romances of Queen Elizabeth II’s (played by Olivia Colman in seasons 3 and 4) reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Four series have been produced, and a fifth is now in the making, with Imelda Staunton now starring as the monarch.

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The awards ceremony also saw the victory of Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You [+see also:
series review
series profile
]
. The US-British co-production garnered the prestigious Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. In detail, the series follows Arabella (played by Coel herself), a young Twitter star-turned-novelist in her late twenties, who found fame with her debut book and is publicly celebrated as a Millennial icon. While struggling to meet a deadline for her second book, she takes a break from work to meet up with friends on a night out in London. The following morning, she struggles to remember what happened to her, but manages to recall the events of the night with the help of her friends Terry and Kwame.

Here is a list of the British co-productions that received awards:

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Peter Morgan – The Crown (Episode: “War”, UK/USA)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Jessica Hobbs – The Crown (Episode: “War”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Gillian Anderson – The Crown

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Tobias Menzies – The Crown

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Michaela Coel – I May Destroy You [+see also:
series review
series profile
]
(UK/USA)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Olivia Colman – The Crown

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series|
Josh O’Connor – The Crown

Outstanding Drama Series
The Crown

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