Stars Who Won Their Very First Emmys at the 2021 Emmy Awards

They say you never forget your first Emmy win! 

01 of 08

Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel

took home her first Emmy for outstanding writing for a limited or anthology series or movie for I May Destroy You, dedicating her win to all survivors of sexual assault.

02 of 08

Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis

took home his first Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for playing the titular role in the Apple TV+ show, Ted Lasso.

Sudeikis teared up as he accepted the award, saying, "I would say that, you know, this show is about family. The show is about mentors and teachers. This show is about teammates — and I wouldn't be here without those three, you know, things in my life."

03 of 08

Brett Goldstein

BRETT GOLDSTEIN

accepted his first Emmy — which he won for his supporting role as Roy Kent in Ted Lasso — with an expletive-filled speech Kent would approve of.

04 of 08

Hannah Waddingham

HANNAH WADDINGHAM

won the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, also for Ted Lasso. Waddingham, who plays Rebecca Welton in the show, thanked creator Sudeikis in her speech saying, "You've changed my life with this and more importantly my baby girl's."

05 of 08

Evan Peters

Evan Peters

took home his first Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a limited anthology series or movie for playing Detective Colin Zabel in Mare of Easttown. In his acceptance speech, the actor made sure to shout out his costar, Kate Winslet, "For being Kate Winslet!"

06 of 08

Julianne Nicholson

JULIANNE NICHOLSON

won her first Emmy Award for her role as Lori Ross in Mare of Easttown, going home with the trophy for outstanding supporting actress in a limited or anthology series or movie. She, too, thanked Kate Winslet, saying, in part, "I owe this to you."

07 of 08

Tobias Menzies

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Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip.

won his first Emmy for portraying Prince Philip on The Crown, taking home the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama.

08 of 08

Josh O'Connor

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Josh O'Connor. Getty

took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his portrayal of Prince Charles in The Crown. In his acceptance speech, he shouted out his costar, Emma Corrin, who played opposite him as Lady Diana.

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