'The Crown' Star Emma Corrin Thanked the Late Princess Diana in Her Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

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During the 2021 Golden Globes, The Crown star Emma Corrin gave a touching acceptance speech after receiving the award for Best Actress in a TV Series - Drama. Corrin seemed shocked about her victory but thrilled to get this incredible recognition for her role as Princess Diana in the Netflix series.

"Most of all, thank you so much to Diana," she said. "You have taught me compassion and empathy beyond any measure that I could ever imagine." She also made sure to thank the cast and crew, but made it clear that she owed it all to the late Diana. "On behalf of everyone who remembers you so fondly and passionately in our hearts, thank you."

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Corrin also thanked Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the "Incredible honor," along with her costar, Josh O'Connor, who played Prince Charles. She called O'Connor her "Prince Charming" and said, "I could not do it without you." Throughout the entire series, Corrin put her all into adequately portraying Diana, as she felt she had big shoes to fill. She played Diana during her teenage years, saying, "It was wonderful to take her back to that time."

Corrin wasn't the only star from The Crown to win a Golden Globe this week. O'Connor also received the award for Best Actor, and Margaret Thatcher was named Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gillian Anderson. Like Corrin, O'Connor said it was "quite a surprise" to hear his name called. "Thank you so much to everyone who makes The Crown what it is," he said. "I've had the time of my life making this show."

And he seemed to be equally as grateful for the opportunity to work with Corrin, as he expressed in his acceptance speech. "To Emma Corrin, best actress winner, you're extraordinary, talented, funny, and brilliant player of rock paper scissors," O'Connor shared. "I love you to bits." Overall, it's clear that the entire cast was incredibly talented, as The Crown was also named Best Drama Series.