New Zealand director Jessica Hobbs has gained the Emmy award for greatest directing of a drama collection, for her work on The Crown.
Hobbs directed the season 4 finale “Battle”, which depicts the unravelling marriage of Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales.
The visibly shocked director let loose an expletive in shock after her identify was learn out, and went on to thank author and creator Peter Morgan, Netflix, and the tv academy.
Hobbs thanked her kids, and her companion Jonathan, earlier than signalling her appreciation to feminine administrators who’ve come earlier than her.
“Not lots of girls have gained this award, so I really feel like I’m standing on the shoulders of some actually extraordinary individuals. I’m very grateful for the trail that they led and I might significantly wish to pay tribute to my mum, who at 77 continues to be directing.”
Hobbs’ mom is drama and documentary collection maker Aileen O’Sullivan.
Hobbs was born and raised in Christchurch and commenced directing brief movies in her 20s, throughout an eight 12 months stint as an assistant director. After helming Cliff Curtis teleplay In a single day in 1995, she moved to Australia and added Metropolis Life, Heartbreak Excessive, Love My Approach and The Slap to her resume. After relocating to England, she directed miniseries Apple Tree Yard, earlier than engaged on The Crown.
The 2021 award is Hobbs’ first Emmy win – she was additionally nominated in 2020 for an episode in The Crown’s third season.
The drama collection was one of many large winners of the evening, selecting up 11 awards in whole together with for excellent drama collection and greatest actress for Olivia Colman.
Many of the forged and crew have been beamed into the occasion from London, after Covid-19 restrictions prevented many from attending. Josh O’Connor, who performs Prince Charles in seasons 3 and 4, and gained the award for lead actor in a drama collection, was the one cast-member in attendance in LA.