Ewan Mcgregor won his first-ever Emmy Award for his incredible performance as the titular Halston in the eponymous limited series on Netflix.
Created by Ryan Murphy, the show traced the journey of the famous American fashion designer, Roy Halston Frowick as he ascended from the lowest rung of the social ladder and garnered global fame and success with his incredibly minimalistic and neat designs. In doing so, he became a culture-defining phenomenon. His story is laced with controversies, pomp, scandals, glitz, glamour, love and mirth, making him a legend of some sorts.
McGregor did an exceptionally brilliant job as the iconic fashion designer and rightfully won against some heavyweight names including Paul Bettany for WandaVision, Hugh Grant for The Undoing and Leslie Odom Jr. and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton.
This was his fourth Emmy nomination after his works on Fargo, Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart and ER, and his first-ever win.
Halston won five Emmy nominations following its May 2021 debut. McGregor was overwhelmed by his well-deserved victory and thanked the entire cast and crew of the show for being so cooperative during the pandemic.
“I just want to thank our crew first of all because like so many people have said tonight, we shot through the pandemic in New York City and through everybody’s professionalism and passion, kept us all safe,” he said, before adding, “And so we couldn’t have done it without you.”
He applauded Ryan Murphy for “championing Halston and bringing it to Netflix” before thanking the streaming platform itself.
McGregor will next be seen in the role of the Jedi Master he reprised in the three Star Wars prequel films in the upcoming Disney Plus Obi-Wan Kenobi series. He will also be seen in Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio where he is voicing the Talking Cricket.
Watch his speech below: