Kate Winslet wins Emmy for Best Actress in a Limited Series

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The HBO show star rallied at the end of awards season to continue the surprising evening of the limited series.

“Mare of Easttown” continued to make the Sunday Night Emmys interesting, with star Kate Winslet winning the award for Outstanding Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Film.

While “The Queen’s Gambit” might be the closest thing to a Creative Arts Emmy Awards opening weekend slam dunk, Winslet edged out favorite Anya Taylor-Joy.

And, as IndieWire TV reviewer Ben Travers made his predictions earlier this week, it was a category entirely filled with worthy winners. Michaela Coel tells stories on television like few others, and “I May Destroy You” was proof of that, whether in front or behind the camera. Cynthia Erivo is a magnetic screen presence and playing a musical legend in “Genius: Aretha” was never going to be an exception. Much of the goodwill towards “WandaVision” from those who weren’t already Marvel fans likely stemmed from Elizabeth Olsen’s performance. And that doesn’t even take into account actresses who just as deserved to be part of this collection of nominees, like Thuso Mbedu from “The Underground Railroad”.

But, in the end, it was a two-person stretch until the finish. Taylor-Joy was the first favorite and held the serve until the last night. A summer of buzz and praise for Winslet made the difference, herself no stranger to the success of the Awards Circle – this year’s ceremony came a decade after Winslet’s 2011 victory for the series. limited HBO “Mildred Pierce”. Aside from “WandaVision” (Marvel, the eternal joker), this was likely going to be an indicator of where limited-series racing was going.

Winslet’s other cast members Julianne Nicholson and Evan Peters each won in their respective categories earlier in the evening. This combination of wins, combined with Michaela Coel’s for Writing for a Limited Series, makes the overall category win anything but certainty for the nominated series.

The 73rd Primetime Emmys aired Sunday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The three-hour event was hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and, for the first time, available to stream on Paramount +. Follow IndieWire on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest Emmy news, including live updates, as the virtual awards show airs Sunday night.

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