Evan Peters Thanks Kate Winslet for 'Being Kate Winslet' After Supporting Actor Win at 2021 Emmys
Peters, 34, took home the trophy for outstanding supporting actor in a limited or anthology series or movie for his role in Mare of Easttown during the annual awards show on Sunday night.
The actor beat out fellow nominees Anthony Ramos (Hamilton), Daveed Diggs (Hamilton), Jonathan Groff (Hamilton), Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You) and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Queen's Gambit) to win the award.
"Thank you to the Academy," Peters began his speech. "My fellow nominees, you guys were all incredible this year. I got to thank my mom and my dad for getting me out to L.A. You guys were crazy for doing that, but we're gonna drink tonight."
He continued by thanking director Craig Zobel, then enthusiastically shouted out Kate Winslet simply for "being Kate Winslet."
"But I especially want to thank everyone who watched this show," he concluded. "This was a dream come true for me tonight and it wouldn't have been possible without you, so thank you."
This is the first Emmy win and nomination for Peters, who played Detective Colin Zabel in the acclaimed HBO drama.
Following the news of his nomination in July, Sarah Paulson publicly congratulated her American Horror Story costar on social media, writing, "This person right here, he's deserved a nomination every year for the past decade. This morning they got it right."
Last year, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II won the Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie for his role as Cal Abar in HBO's Watchmen.
In his acceptance speech, the Candyman star dedicated his victory to "all of the Black women in my life" as he addressed the takeaways from the miniseries.
"Watchmen was a story about trauma," he said at the time. "It was a story about the lasting scars of white domestic terrorism. It was a story about police corruption and brutality, but in the midst of all that, it was also a story about a god who came down to Earth to reciprocate, to a Black woman, all the love she deserved. He did all that in the body of a Black man, and I'm so proud that I was able to walk in those shoes."
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