This is only tangentially royal related, but since I wrote up my thoughts on Netflix series The Crown last year, I thought I’d post a little update on the show. Claire Foy, who played Queen Elizabeth II, won for Actress in a TV Series Drama and The Crown won for TV Series Drama at last night’s Golden Globes.
In her acceptance speech, Foy thanked The Queen and called her an extraordinary woman, saying:
“I really, really, really wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for some extraordinary women… one of them is Queen Elizabeth II. She has been at the center of the world for the past 63 years, and I think the world could do with a few more women at the center of it, if you ask me.”
It’s a bummer that Foy got the year wrong – HM has been Queen for 64 years; 65 in February.
John Lithgow, who played Winston Churchill, was nominated for Supporting Actor in a Series but didn’t win.
Foy’s pink gown is Erdem.
Here’s a backstage interview the makers and cast did after their wins.