70th Emmy Awards: Matthew Rhys Wins For Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

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  • Published on:  9/17/2018
  • Matthew Rhys wins the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for The Americans.
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  • Isaac Alonzo
    Isaac Alonzo 11 months ago+269

    Let's be honest here, Matthew deserved that award from S01E01 and finally got some love for that amazing performance.

  • Jackie L
    Jackie L 11 months ago+417

    Finally!!!! No hate on Claire she’s fantastic but Keri’s been robbed of that Emmy since The Americans started. 6 seasons of great acting and not one Emmy for Russell, what in the world. And also the Best Drama for the show itself, what is wrong with these voters.

  • caomhan84
    caomhan84 11 months ago+233

    Finally. FIN-A-LLY. The Americans should've won more and Best Drama as well (I like GOT but let's be honest, they've won before and they'll have another chance in 2019).

  • IDontHaveAName
    IDontHaveAName 11 months ago+357

    Finally, about time Matthew got an award! congratulations!

  • Nikhil Kumar
    Nikhil Kumar 11 months ago+382

    He deserved this for so long. Finally!!

  • RickeGnool
    RickeGnool 11 months ago+250

    So well deserved. I am so happy that The Americans finally got some love at the Emmy’s.

  • Brent Crude
    Brent Crude 11 months ago+142

    I shouted the same "FINALLY!" when Matthew won that I did a few years back when Jon Hamm got his Emmy for Mad Men -- both on the last season of their series.

  • Bobo Poza
    Bobo Poza 11 months ago+151

    keri russell should have won too ...i mean come on she is KILIING it since season 1 and now that the series ended she can't even get rewarded 1 time !? so sad for her....i hoped also that the americans would win over GOT but at least i'm happy for Matthew

  • kushy9
    kushy9 11 months ago+137

    I wanted The Americans to win everything but if they only could win one it had to be Matthew for me. Disappointed for Keri but this win feels like it's for both of them.

  • Tyler Quebedeaux
    Tyler Quebedeaux 11 months ago+106

    "If you propose to me I will punch you clean in the mouth!"
    Cut to Kerri Russell: ["Yeah, what about it"flip of the hand]
    =D

  • James House
    James House 11 months ago+43

    Matthew Rhys surely should be the next James Bond!

  • Tom Helms
    Tom Helms 11 months ago+128

    So deserved. They should have won over Game of Thrones (especially considering it was probably GOT weakest season)

  • AdamG1983
    AdamG1983 11 months ago+53

    I liked the other guys standing and applauding. Classy!

  • D Lowery
    D Lowery 11 months ago+59

    A great show that was soooo underrated for sooo long.. that he and Kerri Russell played those multiple personalities on each and every show.. Unbelievable skill !! Great writing, , intriguing, engaging.. I have loved it.

  • R K
    R K 11 months ago+34

    Is Keri Russell the most gorgeous woman in the world or what... She should have got six emmys for that incredible performance. There has never been a character like Elizabeth Jennings on TV.

  • debbiedoodiedandi
    debbiedoodiedandi 11 months ago+58

    All the nominees deserved to win, but I'm glad he won since this was the last season of his show. Also, I relish any opportunity to hear his beautiful Welsh accent.

  • Tinker Sbg
    Tinker Sbg 11 months ago+24

    I screamed when they called his name! I watched all 6 seasons in 2 weeks and it was an amazing show! I'm surprised it didn't get more recognition.

  • grawlixedbrowngirl
    grawlixedbrowngirl 11 months ago+28

    i can't fathom how long i've waited for this guy to win an award and be acknowledged properly! he is so damn talented...!! he has a gift when it comes to accents and i fell in love with his acting when i first saw him in 'Brothers and Sisters'! such a well-deserved win !!!

  • Sherry DaPonte
    Sherry DaPonte 11 months ago+19

    I just discovered The Americans (although I'd heard for years that it was really good). I binge-watched the first five seasons late at night and into the early morning while in London for a week. I didn't want to go to sleep it was THAT good! I had no idea! I then finished the series upon my return home. All I have to say is WOW!! What writing and acting - phenomenal. Both leads deserved the win, but I'm so happy Matthew got it. Phillip Jennings is by far one of the best characters ever written for television, and Matthew Rhys WAS that character; I'll miss seeing him line dance in cowboy boots! :) Bravo to him!

  • climbinguphill
    climbinguphill 11 months ago+62

    QUEER EYE AND MATTHEW RHYS, I love it there is nothing more needed in a video. Though it is criminal that this is the only Emmy this show has ever won :/