The Winners of the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards


The Television Academy has just finished handing out their annual awards, and as expected, "The Crown" ended up being the big winner of the evening, sweeping all seven of its categories for a grand total of 11 wins (with its four Creative Arts wins), including Outstanding Drama Series, Directing, Writing, Actor (Josh O'Connor), Actress (Olivia Colman), Supporting Actor (Tobias Menzies), and Supporting Actress (Gillian Anderson).


Over on the Comedy side, there was a bit of a surprising shakeup. "Ted Lasso" still won the top prize as expected, on top of three of the Acting awards, but surprisingly the show lost both Writing & Directing to "Hacks," which also took Actress. "Ted Lasso" ultimately ended up with seven wins when combined with its Creative Arts wins.


Finally, Limited Series ended up having the most surprises of the night, including Evan Peters taking Supporting Actor for "Mare of Easttown" and Michaela Coel coming out of nowhere to win Writing for "I May Destroy You," but it was ultimately "The Queen's Gambit" that took the top prize in this area. It also won Director this evening, and when added to its previous wins, finishes with a grand total of 11.


Overall, it was a pretty good night. It was wonderful to see "The Crown" pull a full sweep, finally claiming its long-overdue trophy for Outstanding Drama Series. The ceremony itself, on the other hand, left a lot to be desired. Overstuffed with cringe-worthy and embarrassing bits, as well as a multitude of categories and honors that could've easily been presented during the three nights of Creative Arts presentations, there was clearly a lot of trimming that needed to be done here.


Next year should see the return of several favorites (like "Succession," "Stranger Things," and "Better Call Saul"), so it will be very interesting to see if "The Crown" will be able to defend its... crown.


Until then, please see below for a complete list of tonight's winners:


Outstanding Drama Series: The Crown

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Jessica Hobbs, "War," The Crown

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Peter Morgan, "War," The Crown

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Josh O'Connor, The Crown

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Olivia Colman, The Crown

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Tobias Menzies, The Crown

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Gillian Anderson, The Crown


Outstanding Comedy Series: Ted Lasso

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Lucia Aniello, "There Is No Line (Pilot)," Hacks

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, and Jen Statsky, "There Is No Line (Pilot)," Hacks

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Jean Smart, Hacks

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso


Outstanding Limited Series: The Queen's Gambit

Outstanding Direction for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Scott Frank, The Queen's Gambit

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special: Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Ewan McGregor, Halston

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown


Outstanding Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Special (Live): Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded): Hamilton

Outstanding Competition Program: RuPaul's Drag Race


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