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.”
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”.