20/09/2021 08:44 BST

Olivia Colman Breaks Down In Tears And Drops The F-Bomb During Emotional Emmy Awards Acceptance Speech

The British actor won a gong for her portrayal of the Queen in Netflix’s The Crown.

It was an emotional evening for Olivia Colman on Sunday night after the British actor won an Emmy Award for her portrayal of the Queen in The Crown.

Olivia broke down in tears as she collected the gong for Lead Actress In A Drama Series for her role in the Netflix series, beating off competition from fellow nominees Emma Corrin, Elisabeth Moss, Uzo Aduba, Jurnee Smollett, and Mj Rodriguez.

Paying tribute to her father, who died during the coronavirus pandemic, Olivia became teary as she made her speech.

“I’ll be quick as I’m very teary,” she said. “I wish my dad was here to see this. I lost my dad during Covid, he would have loved all of this.”

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Olivia Colman with her Emmy award for 'Outstanding Lead Actress for a Drama Series', at the The Crown 73rd Primetime Emmys Celebration at Soho House.

Olivia also gave a shout out to fellow British star and Emmys winner Michaela Coel at the end of her speech – and dropped the F-bomb in the process.

“Michaela Coel, fuck yeah,” she added.

Earlier in the evening, Michaela won Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie for I May Destroy You.

“Write the tale that scares you, that makes you feel uncertain, that makes you feel uncomfortable. I dare you,” Michaela said in her acceptance speech.

She also dedicated the award to “every single survivor of sexual assault”.