Golden Globes 2021: The Crown reigns supreme, with Emma Corrin taking home Best Actress gong

Both Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor won Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series for their portrayals of Prince Charles and Princess Diana in The Crown

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The Crown was without doubt one of the most highly anticipated and watched shows on Netflix last year, with the nation gripped by Diana-fever in mid-November thanks to to Emma Corrin’s masterful portrayal of the late People’s Princess. Now its popularity has been recognised at the Golden Globes as Peter Morgan’s controversial series swept the board last night, taking home the Best Drama Series, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress (in a TV Drama Series) awards.

Emma Corrin won best actress in a Drama Series

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Emma Corrin was unsurprisingly the winner of the Best Actress in a Drama Series trophy, following her critically lauded turn as the young Lady Diana Spencer as she embarks on her relationship with the Royal Family. Throughout the series, she shows Diana going from a shy, innocent teenager, transforming into a social butterfly who knows her worth in terms of media attention and public adoration, ending the season deciding she wants ‘out’ of The Firm. In her acceptance speech, via Zoom of course, the actress thanked the real Diana, saying: ‘You have taught me compassion and empathy beyond any measure.’

Emma Corrin accepting her award

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Meanwhile Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles in the series, also won Best Actor in a TV Drama Series, using his speech to promote wellbeing during the pandemic, saying we should, ‘all collectively put mental health at the forefront of our minds.’ He also described his co-star, Corrin, as ‘extraordinarily talented, funny and a brilliant player of rock, paper, scissors,’ while she in turn called him ‘my Prince Charming’.

Gillian Anderson, who played Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to mixed reviews, also won Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama Series. She has since split from the creator of the series, Mr Morgan, who she was in a relationship with for several years.

The Queen’s Gambit won ‘Best limited series or TV movie’ and Anya Taylor-Joy won ‘Best actress in a limited series or TV movie’


It was a big night not just for The Crown but other Netflix shows too, including The Queen’s Gambit, which won Best Mini-Series as well as Anya Taylor-Joy’s first Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Mini-Series gong, having also been nominated for her role in the film Emma.

Anya Taylor-Joy accepting her award

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Other British winners included Daniel Kaluuya for Judas And The Black Messiah, John Boyega for Small Axe and Rosamund Pike for I Care A Lot.

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