Laura Dern Wins Her First-Ever Emmy, for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

It was the actress' first Emmy after five previous nominations

Laura Dern on Sunday won an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie — her first-ever award at the ceremony.

The actress, 50, took home the golden statue for her role in HBO’s summer smash Big Little Lies.

The Wild and Twin Peaks star had been nominated five times before her win.

In her acceptance speech, Dern paid tribute to the “incredible tribe of fierce women” who starred alongside her in the miniseries.

Laura Dern
Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP

She singled out costars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman — and their moms.

For full Emmys coverage, click here.

“Thank you to Nicole and Reese’s moms for not only giving us extraordinary women but extraordinarily well-read women,” she said.

• Watch the full episode of People & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live, streaming now on PeopleTV. Go to, or download the app on your favorite streaming device.

Dern beat out her BLL costar Shailene Woodley as well as fellow nominees Judy Davis (Feud: Bette and Joan), Jackie Hoffman (Feud: Bette and Joan), Regina King (American Crime) and Michelle Pfeiffer (The Wizard of Lies).

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Related Articles