No TV show would be complete without a scene-stealing female lead. (There, we said it.)
Tonight, television’s biggest stars attended the 73rd annual Emmy Awards in downtown Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Olivia Colman took home the statuette for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Crown.
She was nominated alongside a slew of worthy contenders, including Uzo Aduba for In Treatment, Emma Corrin for The Crown, Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale, MJ Rodriguez for Pose and Jurnee Smollett for Lovecraft Country.
The Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category has been around since 1954. Zendaya won last year’s award for playing Rue Bennett in Euphoria—the actress was up against Jennifer Aniston for The Morning Show, Colman for The Crown, Jodie Comer for Killing Eve, Laura Linney for Ozark and Sandra Oh for Killing Eve.
Other previous winners include Claire Foy for The Crown, Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife, Claire Danes for Homeland, Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer, Glenn Close for Damages, Sally Field for Brothers & Sisters, Mariska Hargitay for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Patricia Arquette for Medium, Allison Janney for The West Wing and Edie Falco for The Sopranos.
Well done, Colman. Well done.
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