Step aside, Jeff Daniels and Godless.
Tonight, television’s biggest stars gathered at the Microsoft Theater for the 71st annual Emmy Awards. During the ceremony, Ben Whishaw took home the statuette for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for playing Norman Scott in A Very English Scandal, which stars Hugh Grant and Alex Jennings.
He beat out Stellan Skarsgård for Chernobyl, Paul Dano for Escape at Dannemora, Ben Whishaw for A Very English Scandal, Asante Blackk for When They See Us, John Leguizamo for When They See Us and Michael K. Williams for When They See Us.
The Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category has been around since 1975, though it has undergone several name changes—like Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries and Special and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.
Previous winners include Jeff Daniels for Godless, Alexander Skarsgård for Big Little Lies, Sterling K. Brown for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Bill Murray for Olive Kitteridge, Martin Freeman for Sherlock: His Last Vow, James Cromwell for American Horror Story: Asylum, Tom Berenger for Hatfields & McCoys, Guy Pearce for Mildred Pierce and David Strathairn for Temple Grandin.
Bravo, Whishaw. Bravo.