Claire Foy wins Golden Globe for best actress in a drama series for The Crown
Claire Foy has earned an industry honor fit for a queen.
The 32-year-old star of Netflix’s The Crown, a sprawling chronicle of Queen Elizabeth II’s life, won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual awards ceremony Sunday night.
“Oh my God, I’m having an out-of-body experience,” said Foy after approaching the microphone. “When you play a real-life person, it’s tricky and you rely very much on those people around you, and so I’m going to dedicate this to all the people around me.”
After thanking the cast, crew, and Netflix, Foy gave special shout-outs to co-stars John Lithgow and Matt Smith and Queen Elizabeth. “She has been at the center of the world for the past 60 years, and I think the world could do with more women at the center of it,” Foy said of the monarch she portrays.
Since its Nov. 4 debut on the streaming network, The Crown has garnered significant awards attention, including three total Golden Globe nominations (one for Best Television Series), three Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, and a win for Best Dramatic Television Series at the Satellite Awards.
“The thing that I loved the most about it was the fact that they are genuinely trying to have a relationship and a marriage, and at every turn, they’re thwarted,” Foy told Entertainment Tonight of portraying the royal’s early marriage to Prince Philip on the show. “It really is a bit of a battleground.”
Season 2 of the series, according to star Smith, who portrays Prince Philip, will tackle Elizabeth’s reign in the 1960s.
Foy’s fellow nominees included Westworld‘s Evan Rachel Wood, Stranger Things‘ Winona Ryder, Outlander star Caitriona Balfe, and previous winner (and star of FX’s The Americans) Keri Russell.
Click here to see the complete list of winners at the 2017 Golden Globes.