Netflix drama The Crown came away on top last night, winning the top drama prize at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

The royal drama also won outstanding series, while four of its stars also won awards for their acting.

Netflix’s lavishly produced royal show won outstanding drama series at the fourth time of asking, while four of its stars also heard their names called. Olivia Coleman, Josh O’ Connor, Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies all took home awards for their outstanding performances.

Olivia Coleman took home the award for best actress in the drama, delivering a memorable acceptance speech, breaking down in tears over her late father.

Josh O’Connor won outstanding drama actor, paying tribute to Emma Corrin and describing her as a “force of nature” for her portrayal of the Princess of Wales.

The Crown’s supporting stars also won, with Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies being recognised for playing Margaret Thatcher and the Duke of Edinburgh respectively.

Colman, who will be replaced as the Queen in the forthcoming fifth season of The Crown by Imelda Staunton, said: “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.”

I wish my dad was here to see this

“I lost my daddy during Covid and he would have loved all of this.”

The crown also won awards for its writing and directing.

A night of British success

This was in a night of success for British actors and dramas. Kate Winslet triumphed in one of the most competitive categories – outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie.

The star was recognised for playing a vape-smoking small-town detective in Mare Of Easttown, one of the year’s most talked about dramas.

Accepting her prize, Winslet said the decade must be about “women having each other’s backs”.

Netflix also took home awards for chess drama, The Queen’s Bandit.

And in the comedy categories, Ted Lasso was the big winner, being crowned most outstanding comedy series.

Ted Lasso did not have the comedy categories all to itself, however.

HBO’s Hacks picked up three awards, with veteran star Jean Smart winning outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.

The 70-year-old was recognised for playing a revered Las Vegas comedian.

Smart was given a standing ovation while taking to the stage.

Hacks also won for its writing and directing.

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor also won outstanding lead actor in a limited series for playing a fashion designer in Halston.