Claire Foy is being hailed the boss of all bosses after winning an Emmy award for a few minutes’ work in The Crown.
The star’s flashback appearance as the younger Queen Elizabeth in a scene from the fourth season of the Netflix series won her the guest drama actress accolade at Sunday Night’s Creative Arts Emmys, which has stirred punters all the way up in their feelings.
Clearly, her five minutes of screentime in the fourth series was enough for the voting academy to award her the trophy, after she previously won the lead drama actress race in 2018 for her role of Queen Elizabeth II.
Foy also won a Golden Globe (in 2017) and two SAG Awards (from 2017 and 2018) for her portrayal of the monarch.
Sadly Foy wasn’t present at the Los Angeles ceremony to accept the honour last night, for which she beat the competition in Alexis Bledel and Mckenna Grace from The Handmaid’s Tale, Sophie Okonedo from Ratched and This Is Us actress Phylicia Rashad, but that didn’t stop her fans from celebrating online.
Laughing at her win for only returning for a flashback at the beginning of the eighth episode – with Olivia Colman playing The Queen throughout the series – many bowed down.
But, look, not everyone was impressed with her win, with some branding the nod for only a few minutes’ work a ‘joke’.
Many fans believed Okonedo deserved the win, with one writing on Twitter: ‘I like Claire, but there’s no amount of convincing that’s going to make me believe that she won this Emmy fair and square over the criminally underrated Sophie Okonedo.’
Others were cheering on Grace: ‘I’m really hoping that Mckenna Grace will win this. She is unbelievable in The Handmaid’s Tale and she didn’t win.
‘Claire Foy has been an amazing actress for portraying Queen Elizabeth. But I can’t believe that a 5-minute cameo can win an Emmy.’
When it comes to scooping the prize for a short day on set, let’s not forget Sir Anthony Hopkins’ win for appearing in Silence of the Lambs for 16 minutes, or Dame Judi Dench winning a best supporting actress Oscar for eight minutes of portraying Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love.
Elsewhere at the cermeony, Courtney B. Vance paid tribute to the late Michael K. Williams as he picked up an Emmy Award for guest drama actor for his appearance in Lovecraft Country.
He used his acceptance speech to praise his co-star, who died earlier this month.
The star said: ‘Michael did everything with his full heart open, with his infinite spirit and with way too much style. May he rest in power and let us all honour his immense legacy by being a little more love-forward, a little more endless in thought, a little bit more swaggy in act.’
Speaking backstage after his win, Vance dedicated his win to Michael, saying: ‘This is his. We were brothers. I died in the series and we said goodbye to each other, so it’s just too painful to really think about so I just honour him everywhere and every way I can.’
Dave Chappelle’s hosting of Saturday Night Live won him the guest comedy actor Emmy, repeating his win for the presenting gig in 2017, and guest comedy actress award went to Maya Rudolph, also for guest hosting SNL, making her the first winner to triumph in the same category in consecutive years in 20 years, and the third Black woman to ever win back-to-back Emmys.
After the three Creative Arts Emmys ceremonies over the weekend, The Queen’s Gambit has amassed a total of nine wins, including casting for a limited or anthology series or movie, which is widely seen as an indicator of what might win at the Primetime Emmy Awards, which take place on September 19.
The Mandalorian and Saturday Night Live each have seven wins each, followed by Netflix’s Love Death & Robots with six, and RuPaul’s Drag Race and The Crown with four.
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