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Claire Foy Upsets Elisabeth Moss, Wins Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama

Foy is having a banner year.

The Crown - Elizabeth - Elizabeth writes a note to Philip

“The Crown”

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Claire Foy has won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Foy beat out Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”), Keri Russell (“The Americans”), and Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”) for the prize.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” has proven to be an Emmys powerhouse for Hulu, and Elisabeth Moss was widely expected to win her second Emmy in a row. Moss was nominated as one of 20 total nominations the series earned, making it one of the most nominated television shows. Moss’ co-stars Ann Dowd, Alexis Bledel, Yvonne Strahovski, and Joseph Fiennes all received nominations this year.

Foy is done playing the character of Elizabeth II on the series after starring in the lead role for two seasons. Foy earned an Emmy nomination for the first season. She will be replaced by Olivia Colman when “The Crown” returns for a third season after a time jump. The actress is having a banner year and will be seen on the big screen this fall in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” and “First Man.”

“The Crown” is now available to stream on Netflix.

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