Kate Winslet declares ‘yes, I am the winner’ as she bigs up husband and kids in adorable Emmys speech

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Kate Winslet was an absolute champ as she giddily thanked her husband and three children in her Emmys acceptance speech.

The 45-year-old actress was one of the winners at the coveted awards and took home the gong for outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie for her role in HBO’s Mare Of Easttown.

Kate was met with a standing ovation as she walked up to the stage to collect her award, to which she exclaimed: ‘Oh my God, thank you so much!’

‘In this decade that has to be about women having each other’s backs,’ Kate continued. ‘I support you. I salute you. I’m proud of all of you. Mare of Easttown it seemed to… I don’t know…

‘It was this cultural moment and it brought people together and gave them something to talk about other than a global pandemic and I want to thank everyone for watching out show.’

The actress then gave the show’s creator, Brad Inglesby, a special mention.

Kate Winslet took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a limited or anthology series or movie (Picture: AP)

‘This is you, this is all you,’ she told him. ‘You created a middle-aged, imperfect flawed mother and you made us all feel validated.’

Kate thanked her husband and three children as she concluded her speech in the most heartwarming way.

‘My children — Mia, Joe and Bear — the greatest people in the world. And my husband Ned, who I get to hold hands with for the rest of my life. Yes, I am the winner! Thank you so much!’

Kate married her husband Ned Smith in 2012, with the couple first meeting during a fire at Richard Branson’s home in 2011 during Hurricane Irene.

‘He was the only dude who had a head torch and a pair of shoes,’ she told Entertainment Weekly at the time. ‘Everyone else left everything behind. I took a bra and our passports, and my children.‘So I married him – I was like, I’ll go for the guy with the head torch.’

Kate and her husband of nine years, Ned (Picture: Getty)

Kate was one of the winner’s at the awards which took place overnight (Picture: Getty)

Elsewhere at the awards, which took place overnight, The Crown won outstanding drama series at the fourth time of asking, while four of its stars also heard their names called.

Olivia Colman delivered another memorable awards show acceptance speech, breaking down in tears over her late father after winning the lead drama actress prize for her final season playing the Queen.

Kate portrayed Detective Mare Sheehan in Mare Of Easttown (Picture: HBO)

Josh O’Connor won the outstanding drama actor award for his portrayal of the Prince of Wales and accepted the honour at the star-studded ceremony in downtown Los Angeles.

Emmy Awards 2021 winners list

Outstanding Drama Series – The Crown (Netflix)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Olivia Colman, The Crown

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Tobias Menzies

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series – The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Ewan McGregor, Halston

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie – Julianne Nicholson, Mare Of Easttown

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Evan Peters, Mare Of Easttown

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series – Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Outstanding Comedy Series – Ted Lasso (Apple Plus TV)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Jean Smart, Hacks

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Competition Program – RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Outstanding Variety Special Pre-recorded – Hamilton

Outstanding Variety Special (Live) – Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020

Outstanding Variety Talk Series – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – Saturday Night Live

Governors Award – Debbie Allen

The actor, 31, paid tribute to Emma Corrin, describing the actress as a ‘force of nature’ for her turn as Diana, Princess of Wales.

The Crown’s supporting stars also won, with Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies being recognised for playing Margaret Thatcher and the Duke of Edinburgh respectively.

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