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Claire Foy nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of The Queen

British actress Claire Foy has been nominated for Best Actress in a Drama at the 70th Emmy awards for her portrayal of The Queen in Netflix drama, The Crown.

Claire Foy has been playing the role since 2016, and she was nominated for the award last year but lost out to Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Other actresses nominated for the award are Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Sandra Oh (Killing Eve), Keri Russell (The Americans) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).

After finding out the news of her nomination, Claire said: “I am so grateful for and honoured by the Emmys continued support for The Crown. I am so proud to have been part of such an extraordinary cast, crew and production team and I share this nomination with them.

“I am also thrilled to see my good friends, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby and Matthew Goode recognised, and to be nominated alongside such incredible actresses is a true honour thank you Emmys….see you in September!!!”

In total, The Crown has received 13 nominations, including Best Drama Series. Vanessa Kirby, who plays Princess Margaret, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a drama, and Matt Smith is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a drama for his portrayal of Prince Phillip.

The Crown shows the life of The Queen from the 1940s to modern day. The first series focuses on her early reign, showing the young Queen ascending the throne at only 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. Series two focuses on The Queen’s battles with romance, politics and personal moments later on in her reign.

Season three is due to start filming this month, but there are some major changes in casting. The third series is jumping forward a few decades, so to help show the transition, actress Olivia Coleman is taking over from Claire Foy to play The Queen.

Claire Foy will have to wait until 17th September to find out if she has won the prestigious award. The ceremony is taking place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.