John Lithgow won, Claire Foy lost Emmy for ‘The Crown’

The Emmy Awards were held last night, and The Crown, which depicted the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II, was up for several awards, including Best Actress and Best Drama Series. The only award they won last night was Best Supporting Actor for John Lithgow.

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Lithgow won for his portrayal of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, whom he thanked in his acceptance speech, saying: “Most of all I have to thank Winston Churchill. In these crazy times, his life, even as an old man, reminds us what courage and leadership in government really looks like.”

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Claire Foy, who lost Best Actress Drama to Elisabeth Moss, attended wearing a black jumpsuit, and posed on the carpet with Matt Smith.

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Vanessa Kirby, who played Princess Margaret on the show, attended wearing a pink Marchesa Resort 2018 dress.

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Season 2 of The Crown premieres on Netflix in December 2017. Season 2 is set in the 1960s and Michael C. Hall is playing JFK. Here’s the trailer:

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28 Comments on John Lithgow won, Claire Foy lost Emmy for ‘The Crown’

  1. the spectator
    September 18, 2017 at 12:16 am (1 month ago)

    Welcome back KMR. 🙂

  2. Meghan
    September 18, 2017 at 1:15 am (1 month ago)

    Welcome back! We still can’t go home yet. Residents were allowed back in Key West at 8pm yesterday but that was too soon. There’s still no potable water. I know you mean well but the Red Cross doesn’t provide help the way they say they will and misuses funds. Ive unfortunately had enough experience with them in the past to tell folks to not donate to them. Finding local organizations that put everything directly into these communities is far better. Most counties will have lists of worthy organizations on their websites and FB pages. I am personally championing the Florida Keys SPCA. They are taking on more animals than they had before the storm and their facilities were damaged, but they are still providing free food and supplies to needy pet families within our community. Let’s all hope Maria goes north, for all our sakes.

    I love both The Crown and The Handmaid’s Tale but I think Claire Foy deserved this one more. No arguments with John Lithgow’s Churchill.

  3. Ellana
    September 18, 2017 at 1:29 am (1 month ago)

    Welcome Back KMR !!! Glad to know you sound and safe.

  4. Ellie
    September 18, 2017 at 1:38 am (1 month ago)

    Welcome back!!

  5. Kristin
    September 18, 2017 at 2:23 am (1 month ago)

    Welcome back KMR!
    Glad to hear that you are safe and sound… hope all others are doing well too!

  6. Kimothy
    September 18, 2017 at 6:13 am (1 month ago)

    Welcome back! I’m so glad you finally got your power back, KMR!

    I watched John Lithgow’s win and truly thought he was going to lose to Ron Cephas Jones from This Is Us (another great show!) and was pleasantly surprised at the end result.

    As to the trailer for the 2nd season of The Crown: is it just me, or does the opening music remind anyone of the second-to-last HP film, HP and the Deathly Hallows Pt 1? I swear, that’s all I can think of when I hear it!

  7. Bea
    September 18, 2017 at 6:56 am (1 month ago)

    Good call about the Red Cross. I’m glad all is well.
    Rumours about Harry and Meghan – an engagement imminent after Invictus? What do you think?

    • Marion Cole
      September 18, 2017 at 7:44 am (1 month ago)

      I think so too and am looking forward to a royal wedding!
      I think that Meghan will really shine in the fashion department and we’ll see some innovative, chic outfits. So bring it on!

      • Bea
        September 18, 2017 at 10:42 am (1 month ago)

        Absolutely! +1

  8. Fifi
    September 18, 2017 at 9:20 am (1 month ago)

    So glad you are back.

    Lithgow deserved the award, as his was the largest part. Claire Foy was rather blank, as her part was written that way, mostly staring in reaction. I doubt Elizabeth was that passionless in real life.

    • Ellie
      September 18, 2017 at 4:59 pm (1 month ago)

      That’s my issue with The Crown. She just does nothing, everyone around her does; she is just a cypher, to be moved about and used at will by others. I get HM is a bit of a bland, dull personality, but she has a great sense of fun and humor that it doesn’t capture at all. It’s about everyone ELSE, not the Queen.

      • Jessica
        September 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm (1 month ago)

        Hmmm I thought they were trying to show how young and inexperienced and maybe overwhelmed The Queen felt after the death of her father. In season 2 her personality should blossom.

        • katemiddletonreview
          September 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm (1 month ago)

          I agree. I thought HM’s blankness in season 1 was on purpose to show how unready she was to ascend when she did. She was blank because she had no idea what she was doing, everyone around her kept trying to push her over because she was a woman, and she didn’t fully know how to respond.

          • Ellie
            September 18, 2017 at 8:36 pm (1 month ago)

            I think that’s part of it, but I wish they showed more of her…zest for life! That humor, etc. I just find HM a rather dull person to center a show around, but it I think would always be about the people AROUND her versus HM herself who is so inscrutable and an introvert.

            I was also irrationally annoyed at using David as some sort of narrator and advisor to HM when I can’t ever, ever imagine it. I know it was used as dramatic license, as happens, but they could have done it in a more…realistic way?

          • katemiddletonreview
            September 18, 2017 at 8:48 pm (1 month ago)

            I hated that part, too.

          • Ellie
            September 18, 2017 at 10:31 pm (1 month ago)

            When The Crown S2 premieres we should have a thread up where we can talk about it together. A virtual viewing party!

          • katemiddletonreview
            September 18, 2017 at 11:38 pm (1 month ago)

            Great idea!

  9. jenny
    September 18, 2017 at 9:54 am (1 month ago)

    KMR, welcome back. It must feel great to have the power back on!!!
    The two recent hurricanes have hurt so many and I’m glad you made mention of people being able to donate to help out. Although, I do agree from all I’ve read and heard about the Red Cross it has not been my family’s first choice. People and animals need help, though. So, it is important for people to help out when and where they can.

  10. Laura
    September 18, 2017 at 10:29 am (1 month ago)

    Let me had a welcome back KMR, too. It is good to hear from you and that you have your power back.
    Well done to John Lithgow! I think that he is really an awesome Winston Churchill and I can’t wait for the next series of, The Crown. It really is a fascinating insight into Elizabeth’s early years.

  11. Sarah
    September 18, 2017 at 12:21 pm (1 month ago)

    Welcome back! I love John Lithgow so happy he won. the handsmaid tale is in my to be watched queue but haven’t gotten to it yet, I did enjoy the book years ago tho when I read it. So can’t weigh in on who deserved it more.
    I’m ready for season 2!
    One series I was disappointed in was Victoria. I had such high hopes for it but found it slow and tedious. I could hardly finish the series. I’m not sure I have it in me to watch season 2

    • Laura
      September 18, 2017 at 1:33 pm (1 month ago)

      The handmaid Tale is on my watch list too, Sarah. I did see a couple of episodes on channel 4 but I would like to see the series from the beginning. I am watching the new series of Victoria as it airs. Yes both of the series are at a slow pace. I think it is meant to be. Victoria’s early life is fascinating and how her personality progressed. How happy d John Lithgow looks.

    • jenny
      September 19, 2017 at 9:30 am (1 month ago)

      Oh, Jessica, thanks for the post. The little girl is so adorable, What a great experience for her. I am sure she’s a little princess, herself. And, Mary must have enjoyed the child’s precious appearance. You made my day. As I commented on the Kate’s Mental Health post, I started off pretty cranky today. Thanks for the smile!!

  12. Nic919
    September 18, 2017 at 6:44 pm (1 month ago)

    Lithgow was fine as Churchill in the Crown, but last week I was at TIFF and saw Gary Oldman in the Darkest Hour and he is amazing.

    Also I saw Victoria and Abdul and got to see Judi Dench in person. I recommend this one for people who like historical dramas.

    Here’s hoping no one sustained any significant damage from the KMR readership. With hurricane Maria following a similar path, the Caribbean is really getting hit hard this year.

    • Laura
      September 18, 2017 at 7:47 pm (1 month ago)

      What was Judi Dench like? Or is that pushing it Nic919?

      • Nic919
        September 18, 2017 at 10:47 pm (1 month ago)

        Well it was the Q and A after the film so it’s hard to get a complete picture, but she is very witty and very gracious of all the applause she was given. Also not very tall.

        • Laura
          September 19, 2017 at 6:01 am (1 month ago)

          Thank you Nic919. Judi Dench sounds lovely.