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Emmys 2018: Claire Foy wins 'Outstanding Actress in a Drama' for 'The Crown'

And she dedicated it to on-screen husband, Matt Smith!

By Anita Lyons

Claire Foy has won an Emmy for her role as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown.

The actress, who won 'Outstanding Actress in a Drama' was clearly shocked by her win, saying "this wasn't meant to happen".

Beating out the favourite, Sandra Oh (who has the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated in this category), she humbly accepted the statue by thanking the other women in her category.

Claire Foy accepts her award for 'Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series'.
Claire Foy accepts her award for 'Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series'.

"I felt so proud to be in the company of extraordinary performances," she said. "I know everyone is talking about women in the industry, but if that's anything to go by 'bloody hell' - and that's technically not swearing," she said. "Sandra Oh - I just love ya!"

Claire then went on to say she had spent the two most "extraordinary" years of her life working on the hit show.

Claire presenting with her on-screen husband, Matt Smith at the 2018 Emmy Awards.
Claire presenting with her on-screen husband, Matt Smith at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

"I was given a role that I never thought I'd get a chance to play and I met people who I will love, love, love forever. And the show goes on and that makes me so proud."

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The actress then dedicated the Emmy to the next cast who will be taking over the second phase of the Queen's life, and of course, her on-screen husband, Matt Smith, who plays Prince Phillip.

Claire looked flawless at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Claire looked flawless at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Congratulations Claire!

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