Emma Corrin, Gillian Anderson & Josh O’Connor win Golden Globes for ‘The Crown’

The awards-show affection for The Crown gives me such Downton Abbey flashbacks. It’s weird – Downton Abbey, as an awards-favorite, existed in the same timeline as the good seasons of Game of Thrones. But the fussy awards shows always preferred to give awards to a show like DA rather than GoT. The Crown is just a more realistic version of DA, as far as I’m concerned: a soap opera based on the truth.

Anyway, we knew that Season 4 of The Crown would be a big deal, because they dealt with Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana. Both of whom “won” at the Golden Globes. Gillian Anderson (Thatcher), Emma Corrin (Diana) and Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles) all won Globes for The Crown’s Season 4. In Emma’s case, I feel like it was richly deserved. She really did a good job with Diana, and there’s definitely the feeling that Emma cracked the code about how to play such an iconic 20th century figure.

None of The Crown’s people were actually in New York or LA – everyone was in London, except for Gillian Anderson, who seemed drunk and alone in Prague of all places. Emma wore a Miu Miu ensemble which seemed to make her look like a haute couture clown. Which is fine! If you’re going to do a virtual awards show, why not dress up like a fancy clown? Josh O’Connor wore Loewe and honestly, he looked amazing and his speech was completely charming and lovely (he spoke about mental health in the pandemic). Gillian wore Dior! She really went for a LOOK. I feel like I would have hated this on the red carpet, but I really enjoyed it remotely.

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  1. lemonylips says:

    I really loved both Emma’s and Gillian’s looks. Emma does look like a modern Pierrot definitely. Looks so fun.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Emma played Diana so well, I really enjoyed watching her.
      I’m not on board with the Pierrot-esque costume. To each her own.
      Pierrot le Fou.

  2. Snazzy says:

    I love Josh’s look. Its so great when men try to be creating instead of just wearing the usual suit

  3. Neners says:

    The hits keep coming for the RF 😂

    • Eleonor says:

      The RF made all the PR work! AND FOR FREE!
      I bet at Netflix headquarters couldn’t believe it XD

      • Neners says:

        They sure did! A whole new generation discovered Diana’s story through the Crown, and then the way the BRF reacted to it reiterated how awful they are and lended the portrayal even more credibility.

    • Bibi says:

      LOL It’s the karma for the RF. Emma’s dress looks superb on her. Emma even has that little clown teardrop on her makeup to fit with the ruffles of her dress and you know who else loves clown ruffles, ha? right??? YES, we could photoshop kate’s face on there with the clown ruffles and the teardrop and it would be brilliant.

  4. minx says:

    All three of them looked wonderful, and their wins were well deserved.

  5. Eleonor says:

    I didn’t like Gillan Anderson teke on Margareth Thatcher, but Emma Corrin and Josh o’ Connor totally deserved their awards.
    I love Josh looks, it always gives me a dandy vibe.

    • Esmom says:

      Josh is absolutely adorable. Also, I’ve never seen him outside The Crown and I’d assumed they did something with his ears to make him look more like Charles, lol. I guess not.

      • Faithmobile says:

        He was so good in The Durells in Corfu, I think it’s still on Amazon Prime. He has big ears but I think they might have accentuated them for The Crown.

      • Esmom says:

        Thank you for the recommendation. I must admit I found his Charles very unlikeable so it will be nice to see him in something else!

      • booboocita says:

        When he was first cast as Charles, he tweeted that he was gratified to get the role but reasoned that it was probably because “[he] has the ears for it.”

  6. Wasn’t there news that Peter Morgan was crawling back to Gillian? I think the way she referred to him as “Peter Morgan” said it all.

  7. Sofia says:

    I… kinda like Emma’s look. I don’t think I could pull it off but somehow, she makes it work.

    • MF1 says:

      Me too. It’s weirdly Elizabethan and I would NEVER wear it, but she looks kind of amazing. (Plus I really appreciate it when celebs try red carpet looks that are weird. It keeps things interesting for fashion fans like me.)

  8. Humbugged says:

    Jodie Foster and her wife wore actual jammies ( and bare feet).

    And then shouted out Aaron Rodgers in her speech as payback for getting a mention in his MVP speech

    • Margot says:

      Thanks! Wondered what that was about.

      Their jammies (and the dog’s matching scarf) were the top looks to me!

  9. SlipperyPeople says:

    How tf did Josh win over Bob Odenkirk AND Mathew Rhys?! The Crown was ok, but I will never ever understand America’s obsession with the Royal Family. They are the ultimate snoozefest.

    • AKA says:

      It’s the Downton Abbey syndrome. I didn’t mind Josh so much in the previous season. But his constant hunching this season really threw me off the whole show. I’ll be glad to see the end of this Royalty/Heritage obsession in Hollywood.

  10. Darla says:

    I cannot believe Gillian won for that performance! I really like her, but come on! Her Thatcher was absurd. That was a ludicrous performance. I felt like I was watching an SNL skit whenever she appeared.

    • Tiffany says:


      If you have a Twitter account, please look up a comedian by the name of Lisa Beasley. She does a fantastic take on Gillian as Thatcher. It will put a smile on your face for sure.

    • schmootc says:

      I didn’t like her performance at all either. Just quite bad. Yikes.

  11. Becks1 says:

    Emma Corrin really did nail Diana. I cant quite figure out why – like so many people seem like they are playing a caricature when they play her and Corrin didnt. Maybe it helped that she was playing the younger Diana? It will be interesting to see how the next season is.

    • DrSnark says:

      I agree and like you, I’m not quite sure why that is? I thought Josh O’Connor’s Charles was also spot on, but again, not exactly sure why.

  12. S808 says:

    Emma and Josh killed it in the crown, easily the best among the ensemble so I’m glad they won! Charles had a bad night last night so I’m extra happy lol

  13. MellyMel says:

    Well deserved all around! I would have been upset it Emma and/or Josh didn’t win…they really were great in those roles.

  14. Case says:

    I haven’t gotten to this season of The Crown yet, but I’m looking forward to it! Josh was such a cutie accepting his award. He seemed totally shocked.

  15. BlueSky says:

    Emma was giving me Twiggy vibes.

  16. Maxime duCamp says:

    Anyone else getting a very 60s Twiggy vibe from Emma? Agree with whoever said that her dress/outfit would not generally be my jam, but she’s killing it!

  17. Tiffany says:

    Gillian is filming a movie in Prague.

  18. Mina_Esq says:

    Gillian portrayed Thatcher as a caricature. Thatcher smiled more, joked more and didn’t look as stiff and constipated as Gillian would like us to believe. I honestly don’t think she deserved it but what do I know…

  19. Ann says:

    Emma gave me clown vibes, but also Audrey Hepburn vibes. The pixie cut, the highly stylized collar, regal but also kind of whimsical. I think she pulled it off. Loved Josh’s speech. I thought Anderson was good as Thatcher and really like her as an actress in general, so I was OK with that win. Though all three of them winning was a little much? I also don’t get the Royal obsession and the Downton Abbey Syndrome and it sometimes gets on my nerves. That said, The Crown is a far better show than Downton IMO. It’s more well-written and the fact that it is based on real people and a real system makes it more relevant and interesting to me.

  20. Kim says:

    I believe Gillan Anderson’s dress has a sort of a holographic skull on the bodice, which was disconcerting. Otherwise, it looked wonderful in the remote shot. I love the full length shot.

  21. Sorella says:

    All 3 deserved to win. Maybe Gillian a bit less but I have girl crush on her from Sex Education, so I’m ok with it!

  22. Mee yo says:

    Nope the 3/4th seasons of The Crown are not good enough. The first 2 seasons set such a high bar!!! Even the Queen’s mother was such a better actress in 1/2