The 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday. The ceremony made history, with Netflix recording its biggest win ever, with a total of 44 awards for the streaming service at the end of the night. The record was set thanks to The Crown’s victory for Outstanding drama series and The Queen’s Gambit for a limited series or an exceptional anthology. The two shows scored 11 wins each.
Cédric the Animator hosted the event. Access reported that Cedric “didn’t leave the royal family behind, he made fun of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah, he even mentioned their son Archie.”
The actor joked: “This Oprah interview with Prince Harry and Meghan was real tea, wasn’t it.”
“Meghan must have put it on this boy because he gave up his throne faster than Eddie Murphy did in Coming to America.”
He mentioned the claims Meghan made earlier this year: “I can’t believe they were talking about their little baby like that, little Archie, wanting to know how dark their little baby is going to be.”
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The palace responded that “memories may vary,” but ultimately backed the couple, saying the allegations would be investigated.
The interview drew 17 million viewers on the evening of its broadcast. CBS reportedly paid around $ 7 million for its broadcast rights.
The Crown drama series topped the awards, with six awards won last night.
For her role as Queen, Olivia Colman, who was named Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series for, credited the Royal Family.