Primetime Emmys 2018: British Stars Including Claire Foy, Charlie Brooker And Thandie Newton Win Big


Claire Foy, Thandie Newton and Charlie Brooker were among the British stars who bagged an award at Monday night’s Primetime Emmys.

The US awards bash - now in its 70th year - was held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, and honours the very best in primetime television.

Claire Foy won the Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’.

Claire Foy
Claire Foy
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Collecting her award, Claire said: “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.”

Fellow Brit actress Thandie Newton took home the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award for her role in ‘Westworld’.

Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton
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The category was packed with British talent, with ‘Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Lena Headey and The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby all competing with Thandie for the prize.

“I don’t even believe in God but I’m going to thank her tonight,” Thandie said after taking to the stage to collect her gong.

Welsh actor Matthew Rhys also took home one of the night’s big prizes - Best Leading Actor in a Drama Series - for his role in ‘The Americans’.

“Parts like these come along so rarely. I will forever be in your debt,” Matthew told series creator Joe Weisberg in his speech.

Matthew Rhys
Matthew Rhys

Charlie Brooker, along with his ‘Black Mirror’ co-writer William Bridges won Best Writing for a Limited Series.

John Oliver added to the British success at Monday’s ceremony, collecting the award for Best Variety Talk Series for ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’.

‘The Marvellous Mrs Maisel’ was one of the night’s biggest winners - bagging nine gongs in total.

Darren Criss
Darren Criss

‘The Assassination of Gianni Versace’ also won big - taking home the awards for Best Limited Series, Best Directing for a Limited Series, and Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series for former ‘Glee’ star Darren Criss. Writer Ryan Murphy dedicated the award to the LGBT community.

2018 Primetime Emmys Winners:

Best Comedy: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Best Drama:“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

Best Limited Series: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (FX)

Best Actress, Comedy: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Best Actor, Comedy: Bill Hader, “Barry”

Best Actress, Drama: Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Best Actor, Drama: Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”

Supporting Actress, Drama: Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Supporting Actor, Drama: Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

Supporting Actress, Comedy: Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Supporting Actor, Comedy: Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Regina King, “Seven Seconds”

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Merritt Wever, “Godless”

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Jeff Daniels, “Godless”

Variety Sketch Series: “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”(HBO)

Reality Competition Program: “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

Writing for a Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

Writing for a Drama Series: Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, “The Americans” (“Start”)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: William Bridges and Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: USS Callister”

Directing for a Comedy Series: Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

Directing for a Drama Series: Stephen Daldry, “The Crown” (“Paterfamilias”)

Directing for a Limited Series: Ryan Murphy, “The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” (“The Man Who Would Be Vogue”)

Writing for a Variety Special: John Mulaney, “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City” (Netflix)

Directing for a Variety Special: Glenn Weiss, “The Oscars” (ABC)

*Television Movie: “Black Mirror: USS Callister” (Netflix)

*Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” (Host: Donald Glover)

*Reality Host: RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

*Structured Reality Program: “Queer Eye” (Netflix)

*Unstructured Reality Program: “United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

*Guest Actress, Drama: Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

*Guest Actor, Drama: Ron Cephas Jones, “This Is Us”

*Guest Actress, Comedy: Tiffany Haddish, “Saturday Night Live”

*Guest Actor, Comedy: Katt Williams, “Atlanta”

*Documentary or Nonfiction Series: “Wild Wild Country” (Netflix)

*Animated Program: “Rick And Morty” (Adult Swim)

*Awards presented during the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony on 8-9 September


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