Golden Globes 2021: Josh O’Connor wins Best Actor for The Crown

Photo: Josh O'Connor in The Crown Season 3.. Courtesy of Des Willie / Netflix
Photo: Josh O'Connor in The Crown Season 3.. Courtesy of Des Willie / Netflix /

Josh O’Connor nabbed a significant win for the Netflix series The Crown tonight at the Golden Globes. Considering Emma Corrin also won, it seemed pretty fortuitous that the pair that brought Princess Diana and Prince Charles to life in the new seasons of the historical drama should both win! While Jason Bateman was considered the frontrunner from the moment he was nominated, for his work on Ozark as series lead Marty Byrd and a director and executive producer. O’Connor certainly wasn’t out of the running.

While O’Connor has been riveting as Prince Charles since joining the show in its third season, it was his work in the show’s fourth season that truly put him over the edge. This also marks O’Connor’s first Golden Globe Award for the series. He has also been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, but those are still pending.

In general, the Emmy Awards and the Golden Globes seem to love The Crown, as the hit, acclaimed series has secured numerous nominations and accolades throughout its four season run. It’s set to end with its upcoming fifth and sixth seasons will surely net it a couple more wins before it wraps.

Josh O’Connor wins Best Actor alongside Emma Corrin’s win for The Crown

It has been a great awards season for The Crown thus far as the series received 5 nominations from the Golden Globes, which is a good sign for the Primetime Emmys. The fourth season hadn’t aired in time for the 2020 Emmys, but the show still got more than 10 noms for Season 3!

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