But there was one British win: playwright and screenwriter Abi Morgan scooped the award for Best Writing in a Mini-Series or Movie for her work on The Hour.
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Morgan accepted the Emmy
in a floor length, black sequin gown and joked that now she could prove to the man at US immigration (who didnt quite believe she was travelling to the Emmys) that she had indeed attended.
Morgans win was well deserved, if a little surprising. The BBC drama - starring Dominic West, Romola Garai
and Ben Whishaw
- was axed in the UK after its second series.
So who is Abi Morgan? She comes from a theatrical family (the daughter of an actress and theatre director) and now in her 40s, has been working since 1998. Her name may not immediately set bells ringing but youre bound to be familiar with her impressive body of work.
Morgans previous writing credits include a Magaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady
starring Meryl Streep
and TV film Birdsong
starring Eddie Redmayne
and Clémence Poésy
. But ELLEs favourite has to be Shame
, the grueling but oh-so compelling story of a mans struggle with sex addiction, starring Michael Fassbender
and Carey Mulligan
. Add all three to your must-watch/must-rewatch list immediately.
Emmy Awards 2013: red carpet
Emmy Award winners 2013