On Sunday night at the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards, the murder-mystery series based and filmed in the Philadelphia suburbs won three major acting categories.
Mare of Easttown Takes Supporting Actor Awards For Limited Series
Kate Winslet’s portrayal as the show’s protagonist, detective Mare Sheehan, earned her the award for finest lead actress in a limited series or movie. This is Winslet’s second Emmy win, and it comes after a critically praised career. Ten years ago, the British actress won an award for her portrayal in “Mildred Pierce.”
During her acceptance speech, Winslet said, “I simply want to congratulate my fellow nominees in this decade that needs to be about women having each other’s backs.” “You have my whole backing, my highest regard, and my utmost pride.”
Winslet: “Mare of Easttown… it was this cultural event and it drew people together and gave them something to speak about other than a global pandemic, and I want to thank everyone for watching our programme.
Winner of the award for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie was Evan Peters, who played county investigator Colin Zabel. This is the first Emmy he’s ever won.
Peters Gave Multiple Props to the Staff and Actors in his Award Speech.
Perhaps his most touching comments were directed toward Susanne Sulby, the show’s dialect coach. In the impeccable Delco dialect that “Mare of Easttown” star Russell Peters perfected, he thanked her for the “hoagies and dwellings.”
Peters went on to express his gratitude to the show’s viewers. “Without you, tonight wouldn’t be anything like a dream come true for me.”
The award for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie went to Julianne Nicholson rather than Jean Smart. In her role as Sheehan’s best friend Lori Ross, Nicholson won her first Emmy.
When comparing “The Queen’s Gambit” to “Mare of Easttown,” “The Queen’s Gambit” was deemed to be the superior limited series. Unfortunately for Chester County resident and “Mare of Easttown” creator Brad Ingelsby, Michaela Cole’s “I May Destroy You” won the award for outstanding writing for a limited series or movie.
The award for excellent directing in a limited series or movie went to “The Queen’s Gambit’s” Scott Frank, not Craig Zobel.