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John Lithgow wins the Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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Netflix gets started early

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John Lithgow won an Emmy Sunday night for his performance as Winston Churchill in the Netflix drama The Crown. Lithgow has now won a total of six Emmys, including several for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in the late 1990s in 3rd Rock from the Sun, and another Emmy in 2010 for a role in Dexter. The win gives Netflix, which earned 92 Emmy nominations this year, a quick start to the evening.

Lithgow beat out other nominees, including Jeffrey Wright in Westworld and Michael Kelly in House of Cards, but acknowledged the actors in his acceptance speech. “I feel so lucky to have won this in the company of my fellow nominees. Some of you are my friends and former cast-mates,” Lithgow said, adding that “The Crown just keeps on giving, and this is just the last of its gifts.”