Alexander Skarsgård Wins Best Supporting Actor for Big Little Lies at the 2017 Emmys

Skarsgard thanked the Big Little Lies ladies for making him feel like "one of the girls' at the Emmys on September 17, 2017

By Lauren Piester Sep 18, 2017 1:26 AMTags
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No big little lie here: Alexander Skarsgård is now an Emmy winner. 

He just took home best supporting actor the win for his terrifying portrayal of Perry Wright on the HBO limited series Big Little Lies, and while he 100% deserves that award, we can't decide if we're more jealous of the Emmy or of the fact that it was handed to him by Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, and Dolly Parton. 

"That was pretty cool," Skarsgård said as he stepped up to the microphone, in the understatement of the year. 

He went on to thank the academy, HBO, "all [his] friends and lovers out there," the Jean Marc Valee, the crew, the producers, and of course, the ladies of the show. 

"Thank you for making this boy feel like one of the girls," he said. "Speaking of incredible women, I want to thank my mother who flew out all the way from Stockholm, Sweden to be here tonight... Oh and thanks for giving birth to me, that was pretty cool." 

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Skarsgård beat out The Night Of's Bill Camp, Feud's Alfred Molina, Fargo's David Thewlis, Feud's Stanley Tucci, The Night Of's Michael Kenneth Williams for the win, which is his first. 

Big Little Lies has already started winning tonight, with Laura Dern taking home the prize for best supporting actress in a limited series or movie, and Jean-Marc Vallée winning for best directing for a limited series or movie. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are also nominated tonight, and Shailene Woodley was also up for supporting actress. 

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