Meet an Emmy Nominee: 'The Crown' Creator Peter Morgan
Morgan, who rarely does interviews, explains that he prefers writers to remain anonymous: "I prefer my writing to do all the talking for me."
"I can't imagine anyone thinking, 'Oh good, it's awards season!'" says Peter Morgan, who created, wrote and produced the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown.
The show, which centers on the beginning of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, including her marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has been nominated for 13 Emmys, including for outstanding drama series. Despite a Golden Globe win for best drama series earlier this year and now the recognition from the TV Academy, Morgan is still taken aback by the concept of awards seasons, especially being from the U.K. "It feels like show business business business business," he jokes.
Stopping by the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his nominations and his success with The Crown, Morgan points out that he rarely does press and interviews, explaining that he prefers writers to remain anonymous. "I prefer my writing to do all the talking for me," he says.
When asked about the process of campaigning during awards season, Morgan mentions that winning is nice but not everything: "I'd love for us to win, but equally I can't bear to be put into a competition as the reward for hopefully doing good work."