A royal affair, indeed.
At the 2021 Golden Globes on Feb. 28, (nearly) everything came up The Crown. After the Netflix drama's erstwhile Prince Charles and Princess Diana—Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin—pulled off some pretty neat upsets in their categories of Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama TV Series, the show earned some more hardware when its fourth season was named this year's Best Drama Series.
Coming out on top over fellow nominees Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Ozark and Ratched, the show's win marks its second in the all-important category—and its first since its debut season in 2016.
Accepting the award virtually, as all winners did during the pandemic-era telecast, creator and principal writer Peter Morgan began by thanking the bigwigs at the streaming service before admitting, "I'm sorry that I'm sitting here in my tragic little office not surrounded by the people that make the show so special."
After thanking his cast, including Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter and Gillian Anderson, Morgan added, "I miss not being with my fellow nominees in that wonderful room, in that crazy room at the Beverly Hilton tonight. I'm glad I'm not having to face the room making this speech. But it always is the most fun award show."
As of press time, The Crown had swept all categories it was nominated in, with no one from the show up for Best Supporting Actor. Bonham Carter and Anderson were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress, with Anderson taking that particular honor for her work as Margaret Thatcher.
Talk about a coronation!