American Actress Gillian Anderson won the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for her performance in The Crown.
This year’s SAG nominations for this category were tough as it had some of the most dedicated actresses, including Gillian’s costars from the show Emma Corrin and Olivia Colman. Till the very last moment, no one could predict who would win the award as the choices were tough.
The 52-year-old actress received the award for playing the role of Margaret Thatcher and executing it with such remarkable intricacy.
While accepting the award, Gillian made sure to acknowledge everyone and said: "To Queenie Olivia, you have won every award under the sun, and to Emma, you deserve this along with me for such a mature and accomplished performance.”
"And to the entire Crown ensemble, who in my eyes does not get enough attention for all the depth that you bring to every episode,” she continued.
In the end, victorious Gillian also thanked her ex-boyfriend Peter Morgan for his genius in creating this show and its complex characters. Anderson said:
"And last, but never least, Peter Morgan for creating so many multidimensional roles for all us actors to sink our teeth into and win awards for. Thank you, thank you, thank you."