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Olivia Colman broke down in tears as she paid tribute to her late father in her emotional Emmy await acceptance speech on Sunday 19 September.

The Crown actress picked up the gong for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown.

Actress Olivia and the rest of the cast in the UK attended a special ceremony on British soil due to travel restrictions between the UK and US.

Olivia, who took over the role from Claire Foy, paid tribute to her father as she accepted the award.

As she was met with applause, Olivia thanked the crowd and choked up and said: "Thank you very much. I'd have put money on that not happening, I don't know what to say, thank you very much this is amazing.

"And what a lovely end to the most extraordinary journey with this lovely family. I loved every second of it and I can't wait to see what happens next."

Holding back tears the actress went on: "And, I'm going to be very quick because I'm very teary as I wish my dad was here to see this."

Olivia's voice broke as the audience let out a heartbreaking "aww". The Crown star continued: "I lost my Daddy during Covid and he would have loved all of this."


The last of her speech was bleeped out, but some on social media speculated that Olivia ended the speech with: "Michaela Coel f**k yeah" after she won Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie for I May Destroy You.

Olivia's award wasn't the only accolade scooped up by The Crown and its stars, as the series took home a total of eight gongs during the glamorous awards ceremony.

Josh O'Connor, who plays Prince Charles, picked up the award for Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Tobias Menzies, who portrays Prince Philip, won the gong for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Gillian Anderson also picked up the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award for her role as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the latest series of the Netflix drama.

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The Crown also won Emmys for for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Following the outstanding win for the series and its cast, Netflix shares its pride on Twitter.

The streaming giant confused the show's 11 nominations with their 7 wins as they wrote: "Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Crown for their 11 Emmy wins — including Best Drama Series, Best Actress for Olivia Colman, and Best Actor for Josh O’Connor".

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