SAG Awards: 'The Crown's' Claire Foy Wins Best Actress in a Drama Series

Earlier in the evening, co-star John Lithgow also won a prize for his role as Winston Churchill.

The Crown's Claire Foy won the SAG award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series on Sunday night.

Foy beat out Stranger Things' Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder, Westworld's Thandie Newton and House of Cards' Robin Wright. 

During her speech, Foy said, "Thank you everyone who has made the show ever."

She then turned her focus to The Crown's large cast of more than 250 actors, noting "this is a night for actors."

In particular, she singled out the actor who plays Prince Philip to her Queen Elizabeth, Matt Smith. Foy said he was not only a "really spontaneous, exciting and incredibly talented actor" but also her "friend."

"Thank you for making this job a joy and for making me laugh," she added. "I love you."

Backstage Foy, when asked about feedback from the real royal family on the Netflix series about the young Queen Elizabeth's ascension to the throne, said, "We don’t know if they have watched it, but we do know they have a Netflix subscription so they probably knows it exists.”

Earlier in the evening, Foy's co-star John Lithgow won best actor in a drama series for his portrayal of Winston Churchill. Her award comes just a few weeks after she won a similar prize at the Golden Globes.

 

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