Royal scream. succession creator Jesse Armstrong joked about the recent “continuity” while accepting the biggest award of the night at the 2022 Emmys.
“Big week for continuity,” the 51-year-old producer said after receiving the Outstanding Drama Series trophy at the awards ceremony on Monday, September 12. “The new king in Great Britain. This is for us. It is clear that slightly more votes were involved in our victory than Prince Charles“.
Brian Coxwho plays Logan Roy on the HBO drama, shared his quip, adding, “Stay royalist, keep ’em royalist.”
Before thanking the cast and crew, Armstrong once again joked about the new 73-year-old king, saying, “I’m not saying we’re more legitimate in our position than he is. We’ll leave it to other people.”
Charles became king last week following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away Thursday, September 8, at her Balmoral estate in Scotland. She was 96 years old. Buckingham Palace announced the news hours after it was revealed the Queen was under medical observation.
Although Charles immediately assumed the throne after his mother’s death, his coronation may not take place for some time. He was officially proclaimed the new monarch on Saturday 10 September.
“It is my most grievous duty to announce to you the death of my beloved mother, the Queen,” the 73-year-old former Prince of Wales said, addressing the accession council at St James’s Palace. “I know how deeply you, the whole nation – and I think you could say the whole world – sympathize with me at the irreparable loss that we all have suffered.”
While the Emmys are an American awards show, the royal family is the subject of one of the most successful shows in recent Emmy history: Crown. The Netflix drama has won 21 Emmy Awards since it premiered in 2016, winning in the categories Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
In 2021, it became the first show to cover all major drama categories, earning trophies for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Role, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Directing and Writing.
“I’d bet money on it not to happen” Olivia Colman said during her acceptance speech for the Best Actress award. “I don’t know what to say. It’s amazing. What a beautiful ending to the most extraordinary trip with this wonderful family. I loved every second and can’t wait to see what happens next.”
The 48-year-old Oscar winner took on the role of Elizabeth from Claire Foy in seasons 3 and 4, playing the queen between 1964 and 1990. In seasons 5 and 6 Imelda Staunton will play the monarch together Jonathan Pryce like her husband, Prince Philip, and Leslie Manville like her sister, Princess Margaret.
“I loved watching Crown from the very beginning”, Harry Potter The 66-year-old alum said in a statement after her casting was announced. “What a joy it was for the actors to see how Claire Foy and Olivia Colman brought something special and unique to Eliza Thompson Peter Morganscripts. I am truly proud to be joining such an exceptional creative team and hosting Crown to your conclusion.”