The Crown's John Lithgow IN TEARS as he accepts trophy for Churchill role
American actor John was the first to be awarded for his role of Winston Churchill as he collected the gong for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.
As he took to the stage, he was overcome with emotion as he fought back tears to thank those who cast him in the royal drama.
At one point, he had to take a moment to pause as he became choked up as he accepted his award.
He told the audience: "I would never have cast myself as Winston Churchill. That was the bight idea of Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry and Nina Gold.
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The Crown star fought back tears as he accepted his award
The star was overcome with emotion as he thanked those he cast him as Churchill
I would never have cast myself as Winston Churchill
The Crown star John Lithgow
"They hooked me up with our wonderful costumer, our wonderful Michelle Clapton, a great make-up artist Ivanna Primorac, a great dialect coach William Conacher and, put me into a brilliant cast of about 50 wonderful British actors led by our wonderful Claire Foy."
The star concluded: "Those are the people who delivered me up to this podium."
John, 71, also took the opportunity to thank his wife, Mary Yeager, for her support throughout the project.
Soon after collecting his trophy, his co-star Claire Foy took to the stage to collect her award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II.
The actress took the opportunity to dedicate her win to co-star and onscreen husband Matt Smith.
The actor thanked co-star Claire Foy in his heartfelt speech
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Claire dedicated her win for her role in the series to co-tar Matt Smith
Stranger Things star David Harbour delivered a powerful and political speech
The 32-year-old said "This is a night for actors. I love them and I'm very honoured to be one.
"One in particular, I'm going to embarrass, Matt Smith. You're not only a really spontaneous, exciting, incredibly talented actor but, you're also my friend Matt and thank you for making this job a joy and for making me laugh. I love you very much."
David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper, took to the stage to deliver a powerful and political acceptance speech which had the audience on their feet.
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