The Crown (TV series)

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The Crown
The Crown Title Card.jpg
GenreHistorical drama
Created byPeter Morgan
Starring
Theme music composerHans Zimmer
Composer(s)
Country of origin
  • United Kingdom[1]
  • United States[2]
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes30 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Andrew Eaton
Production location(s)United Kingdom
Running time47–61 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNetflix Streaming Services
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (Ultra HD)[3]
Original releaseNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04) –
present (present)
External links
Website

The Crown is a historical drama web television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, created and principally written by Peter Morgan, and produced by Left Bank Pictures and Sony Pictures Television for Netflix. It grew out of Morgan's film The Queen (2006) and his stage play The Audience (2013). The first season covers the period from Queen Elizabeth's marriage to Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947 to the disintegration of her sister Princess Margaret's engagement to Group Captain Peter Townsend in 1955. The second season covers the period from the Suez Crisis in 1956 to the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963 and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964. The third season spans the period between 1964 and 1977, including Harold Wilson's two periods as prime minister, while the fourth will include Margaret Thatcher's premiership and introduce Lady Diana Spencer.[4]

The series is intended to last 60 episodes over six seasons, with 10 one-hour episodes per season covering Elizabeth's life from her younger years to her reign, and with new actors being cast every two seasons. Claire Foy portrays the Queen in the first two seasons, alongside Matt Smith as Prince Philip and Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret. For the third and fourth seasons, Olivia Colman takes over as the Queen, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. Filming for the series takes place at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, with location shooting throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

The first season was released on Netflix on November 4, 2016, the second on December 8, 2017, and the third on November 17, 2019. The series has been renewed for a fourth season. The Crown was praised for its acting, directing, writing, cinematography, production values, and relatively accurate historical account of Queen Elizabeth's reign. It received accolades at the 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards, won Best Actress for Foy in the lead role and Best Actor for John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, and received a total of 26 nominations for its first two seasons at the Primetime Emmy Awards, including twice for Outstanding Drama Series.[5]

Premise[edit]

The Crown traces the life of Queen Elizabeth II from her wedding in 1947 to the present.[6] Claire Foy portrays Elizabeth in seasons 1 and 2, and Olivia Colman in seasons 3 and 4.[7]

The first season depicts events up to 1955, with Winston Churchill resigning as prime minister and the Queen's sister Princess Margaret deciding not to marry Peter Townsend.[8] The second season covers the Suez Crisis in 1956 leading to the retirement of Prime Minister Anthony Eden, the retirement of Prime Minister Harold Macmillan in 1963 following the Profumo affair political scandal, and the birth of Prince Edward in 1964.[9][10][11] The third season covers 1964 to 1977, beginning with Harold Wilson's election as prime minister and ending with the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II,[12] also covering Edward Heath's time as prime minister.[13] The third season also introduces Camilla Shand.[13] The fourth season will be set during Margaret Thatcher's premiership and see the prominence of Lady Diana Spencer.[14] Foy is set for a cameo in a flashback scene in the fourth season.[15]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

Featured[edit]

The following actors are credited in the opening titles of single episodes in which they play a significant role.

Recurring[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Season 2[edit]

Season 3[edit]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
110November 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
210December 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
310November 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Wolferton Splash"Stephen DaldryPeter MorganNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
22"Hyde Park Corner"Stephen DaldryPeter MorganNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
33"Windsor"Philip MartinPeter MorganNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
44"Act of God"Julian JarroldPeter MorganNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
55"Smoke and Mirrors"Philip MartinPeter MorganNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
66"Gelignite"Julian JarroldPeter MorganNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
77"Scientia Potentia Est"Benjamin CaronPeter MorganNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
88"Pride & Joy"Philip MartinPeter MorganNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
99"Assassins"Benjamin CaronPeter MorganNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)
1010"Gloriana"Philip MartinPeter MorganNovember 4, 2016 (2016-11-04)

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
111"Misadventure"Philip MartinPeter MorganDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
122"A Company of Men"Philip MartinPeter MorganDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
133"Lisbon"Philip MartinPeter MorganDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
144"Beryl"Benjamin CaronAmy Jenkins and Peter MorganDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
155"Marionettes"Philippa LowthorpePeter MorganDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
166"Vergangenheit"Philippa LowthorpePeter MorganDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
177"Matrimonium"Benjamin CaronPeter MorganDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
188"Dear Mrs. Kennedy"Stephen DaldryPeter MorganDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
199"Paterfamilias"Stephen DaldryTom Edge and Peter MorganDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)
2010"Mystery Man"Benjamin CaronPeter MorganDecember 8, 2017 (2017-12-08)

Season 3 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
211"Olding"Benjamin CaronPeter MorganNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
222"Margaretology"Benjamin CaronPeter MorganNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
233"Aberfan"Benjamin CaronPeter MorganNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
244"Bubbikins"Benjamin CaronPeter MorganNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
255"Coup"Christian SchwochowPeter MorganNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
266"Tywysog Cymru"Christian SchwochowJames Graham & Peter MorganNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
277"Moondust"Jessica HobbsPeter MorganNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
288"Dangling Man"Sam DonovanDavid Hancock & Peter MorganNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
299"Imbroglio"Sam DonovanPeter MorganNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
3010"Cri de Coeur"Jessica HobbsPeter MorganNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

Peter Morgan, who wrote the 2006 film The Queen and the 2013 stage play The Audience, is the main scriptwriter for The Crown.[25] The directors of the television series who were also involved in the stage production are Stephen Daldry, Philip Martin, Julian Jarrold, and Benjamin Caron.[26] The first 10-part season was the most expensive drama produced by Netflix and Left Bank Pictures to date, costing at least £100 million.[27][28][29] A second season was commissioned,[30][31] with the series intended to span 60 episodes over six seasons.[6] By October 2017, "early production" had begun on an anticipated third and fourth season,[7] and by the following January, Netflix confirmed the series had been renewed for a third and fourth season.[14]

Casting[edit]

By November 2014, Claire Foy had entered negotiations to portray Queen Elizabeth II in the series.[32] By May 2015, Vanessa Kirby was in negotiations to portray Princess Margaret.[33] In June 2015, John Lithgow was cast as Winston Churchill, and Matt Smith was cast as Prince Philip; Foy was confirmed as Queen Elizabeth II.[34] Also starring in the first season were Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, and Eileen Atkins.[35]

The Left Bank producers noted that Smith was paid more than Foy in the first two seasons, partially because of his Doctor Who fame.[36] This information brought up discussion on the gender pay gap, including the creation of a petition asking Smith to donate the difference between his and Foy's salary to the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund.[37] Left Bank later issued an apology to Foy and Smith for putting them "at the center of a media storm... through no fault of their own." Left Bank also clarified that they "are responsible for budgets and salaries; the actors are not aware of who gets what, and cannot be held personally responsible for the pay of their colleagues." They added that they support "the drive for gender equality in film and TV and [were] eager to talk to the British Time’s Up campaign and [were] already speaking to Era 50:50, a group campaigning for gender equality on screen and stage."[38] Suzanne Mackie, Left Bank's creative director, did note that moving forward, no other actor would be paid more than the actress portraying the Queen.[36] Regarding the controversy, Foy was "not [surprised about the interest in the story] in the sense that it was a female-led drama. I'm not surprised that people saw [the story] and went, 'Oh, that's a bit odd.' But I know that Matt feels the same that I do, that it's odd to find yourself at the center [of a story] that you didn't particularly ask for."[39] Smith noted that he supported Foy and was "pleased that it was resolved and [the producers] made amends for it because that's what needed to happen." The Hollywood Reporter noted it was unclear what Smith was referring to as resolved, since Netflix and Left Bank had not commented on the matter further.[40] Foy later described reports that she had received backpay to bring her salary up to parity as "not quite correct".[41]

The producers recast the continuing roles with older actors every two seasons, as the timeline moves forward and the characters age.[42] In October 2017, Olivia Colman was cast as Queen Elizabeth II for the third and fourth seasons.[7] By January 2018, Helena Bonham Carter and Paul Bettany were in negotiations to portray Princess Margaret and Prince Philip, respectively, for these seasons.[43][11] However, by the end of the month Bettany was forced to drop out due to the time commitment required.[44] By the end of March 2018, Tobias Menzies was cast as Prince Philip for the third and fourth seasons.[45] In early May 2018, Bonham Carter was confirmed to have been cast, alongside Jason Watkins as Prime Minister Harold Wilson.[21] The next month, Ben Daniels was cast as Antony Armstrong-Jones for the third season,[46] along with Erin Doherty joining the series as Princess Anne.[47] A month later, Josh O'Connor and Marion Bailey were cast as Prince Charles and the Queen Mother, respectively, for the third and fourth seasons.[48] In October 2018, Emerald Fennell was cast as Camilla Shand.[49] In December 2018, Charles Dance was cast as Louis Mountbatten.[50] In April 2019, Emma Corrin was cast as Lady Diana Spencer for the fourth season.[51] Gillian Anderson, who had been rumoured since January 2019 to be in talks to portray Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season, was officially confirmed for the role in September 2019.[52][53][54]

Filming[edit]

An estimated 25% of the first season was filmed at Elstree Studios in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, with the remainder filmed on location, altogether taking 152 days. Sets for private quarters, the interior of a private jet, the cabinet room, and the exterior of 10 Downing Street, were built at Elstree Studios,[31][55] while Lancaster House, Wrotham Park and Wilton House were used to double as Buckingham Palace. Ely Cathedral and Winchester Cathedral stood in for Westminster Abbey, while locations in South Africa doubled as Kenya.[31] Additional locations in the UK included Waddesdon Manor, Eltham Palace, the Royal Naval College,[56] Goldsmiths' Hall, Shoreham Airport, New Slains Castle,[57] Balmoral Castle, Cruden Bay, Lyceum Theatre, Loseley Park, Hatfield House,[55] The Historic Dockyard Chatham,[58] Southwark Cathedral, Ardverikie House, Englefield House, and the Glenfeshie Estate.[59] Filming on the second season began in early October 2016.[42] Each episode of the first two seasons would shoot for about 22 days, with each costing about GB£5 million (US$7 million) to produce.[36] The third season began filming in July 2018,[60] and concluded in February 2019. The fourth season began filming in August 2019.[61]

The re-enactment of the removal of the King's cancerous lung, originally performed by Sir Clement Price Thomas, was researched and planned by Pankaj Chandak, specialist in transplant surgery at Guy's Hospital, London. Chandak and his surgical team then became part of the actual scene filmed for the show.[62] The surgical model of King George VI was donated to the Gordon Museum of Pathology for use as a teaching aid.[63]

Historical accuracy[edit]

The show has been commended for its depiction of events, though it has occasionally faced criticism for excessive dramatisation and for some events that bear no relation to the historical evidence.[64] Peggy Noonan of The Wall Street Journal commented on the historical inaccuracy of the series, and argued for "more truth in art and entertainment".[65]

The show has been interpreted as perpetuating the idea that the Queen and Prime Minister Winston Churchill forced Princess Margaret to give up her plan to marry Group Captain Peter Townsend. In the series, the Queen tells her sister that, if she marries Townsend, she would no longer be a member of the family because of the Royal Marriages Act 1772. However, there is clear evidence that, in reality, efforts had been made to prevent any further delay of the marriage, which would have allowed Princess Margaret to keep her royal title and her civil list allowance, stay in the country, and continue with her public duties.[66]

Historian Hugo Vickers wrote that Queen Elizabeth did condemn the Duke of Windsor after she read the Marburg Files, but claimed that the series gave a false implication that the Duke was banished from the royal family upon publication. He remained in contact with his family, and his public appearances continued.[67] Prince Charles did visit the Duke in Paris in 1972,[68] however the depiction of letters concerning his affections for Camilla Shand were ridiculed by critics, citing that Charles and Camilla had met but were not intimately close during the Duke’s lifetime.[64][69] Queen Elizabeth did visit the Duke ten days before his death, but this had been long-planned and not requested at short notice.[69]

The depiction of the relationship with Jackie Kennedy has drawn criticism. Reports indicate that she had described Prince Philip as "nice but nervous" and overall there was no bond between them.[70] The implication that Queen Elizabeth visited Ghana to compete with Jackie Kennedy's popularity was ridiculed by critics.[71] Reviews of the episode noted that it ignored more significant events of the visit, such as Kennedy's sister Lee and her husband Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł's initial exclusion from the banquet invitation list due to both being divorcees. Both were eventually invited,[72] though Princess Margaret and Princess Marina did not attend, despite the Kennedys apparently wanting to meet them.[73]

The relationship with Princess Alice has also drawn criticism. Philip’s depiction as being estranged from his mother and objecting to her visiting London was ridiculed by critics, noting he regularly visited her and often transported her personally via plane, whilst stating her depicted interview with journalists never happened. Hugo Vickers also stated that the same episode ignored that Philip encouraged her to move to London permanently.[69]

Gordonstoun School responded to its negative portrayal in series two, claiming that Prince Charles's personal feedback to the school had been overwhelmingly positive.[74] Royal historian Hugo Vickers said that the same episode inaccurately depicted Philip's sister's death in a plane crash as having arisen from his own misbehaviour at Gordonstoun: "It is beyond me how serious film-makers would wish to turn such a dreadful tragedy into a series of invented scenes bearing no relation to the truth."[74]

Queen Elizabeth did not visit Winston Churchill following his final stroke. Historians claim that by then Churchill was senile and incapable of holding a conversation.[69]

Historians denied that Princess Anne’s relations with Andrew Parker-Bowles overlapped with Charles and Camilla’s introduction. Reviews of the episode noted that it ignored more significant events, citing Anne’s 1973 wedding to Captain Mark Phillips and her attempted kidnapping in 1974.[64]

The timeframe of Robin Woods posting as Dean of Windsor around the time of the Apollo 11 spaceflight and lunar landing in July 1969 is inaccurate.[75] He took the role in 1962.[76]

Release[edit]

The series's first two episodes were released theatrically in the United Kingdom on November 1, 2016.[77] The first season was released worldwide in its entirety on November 4, 2016.[78][79] The second season was released on December 8, 2017.[80] The third season was released on November 17, 2019.[81][21][82][83]

Season 1 was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United Kingdom on October 16, 2017[84] and released worldwide on November 7, 2017.[85] Season 2 was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United Kingdom on October 22, 2018[86] and was released worldwide on November 13, 2018.[87]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

John Lithgow won multiple awards for his performance as Winston Churchill.
Season Critical response
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1 89% (70 reviews) 81 (29 reviews)
2 90% (82 reviews) 87 (27 reviews)
3 89% (83 reviews) 85 (28 reviews)

In September 2019, The Guardian ranked the show 44th on its list of the 100 best TV shows of the 21st century, characterizing it as "filigree telly", and calling "every painstakingly staged scene a plush indulgence" but having "enough grit to make it more than just a luxury".[88]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported 89% approval for the first season based on 70 reviews, with an average rating of 8.77/10. Its critical consensus reads, "Powerful performances and lavish cinematography make The Crown a top-notch production worthy of its grand subject."[89] On Metacritic, the series holds a score of 81 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[90]

Rotten Tomatoes reported a 90% approval rating for the second season based on 82 reviews, with an average rating of 8.35/10. The website's critical consensus read "The Crown continues its reign with a self-assured sophomore season that indulges in high drama and sumptuous costumes."[91] On Metacritic, the second season holds a score of 87 out of 100, based on 27 critics, retaining the first season's indication of "universal acclaim".[92]

Rotten Tomatoes reported a 89% approval rating for the third season based on 83 reviews, with an average rating of 8.44/10. Its critical consensus reads: "Olivia Colman shines, but as The Crown marches on in reliably luxurious fashion through time it finds space for the characters around her, providing ample opportunity for the appealing ensemble to gleam, too."[93] On Metacritic, the season holds a score of 85 out of 100 based on 28 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[94]

Accolades[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2016 American Film Institute Awards Top 10 TV Programs of the Year The Crown Won [95]
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Drama Series Nominated [96]
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series John Lithgow Won
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Jared Harris Nominated
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Main Title – TV Show/Digital Streaming Series Hans Zimmer Nominated [97]
2017 Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series – Drama The Crown Won [98]
Best Actress – Television Series Drama Claire Foy Won
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film John Lithgow Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Claire Foy, Clive Francis, Harry Hadden-Paton, Victoria Hamilton, Jared Harris, Daniel Ings, Billy Jenkins, Vanessa Kirby, John Lithgow, Lizzy McInnerny, Ben Miles, Jeremy Northam, Nicholas Rowe, Matt Smith, Pip Torrens, Harriet Walter Nominated [99]
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series John Lithgow Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Claire Foy Won
Art Directors Guild Awards One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series Martin Childs Nominated [100]
American Cinema Editors Awards Best Edited One Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television Yan Miles (for "Assassins") Nominated [101]
Satellite Awards Best Television Series – Drama The Crown Won [102]
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Jared Harris Nominated
Costume Designers Guild Awards Outstanding Period Television Series Michele Clapton Won [103]
Dorian Awards TV Drama of the Year The Crown Nominated
TV Performance of the Year – Actress Claire Foy Nominated
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Online First/Streaming The Crown Won [104]
[105]
Best Actor Matt Smith Nominated
Best Actress Claire Foy Nominated
Best Writer Peter Morgan Nominated
Irish Film and Television Awards Best Editing Úna Ní Dhonghaíle Nominated [106]
Location Managers Guild Awards Outstanding Locations in Period Television Pat Karam, Robert Bentley Won [107]
BAFTA Television Craft Awards Best Costume Design Michele Clapton Won [108]
[109]
Best Director: Fiction Stephen Daldry Nominated
Best Photography and Lightning: Fiction Adriano Goldman Nominated
Best Production Design Martin Childs Nominated
Best Special, Visual and Graphic Effects Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, Molinare Won
Best Title and Graphic Identity Patrick Clair, Raoul Marks Nominated
Best Writer: Drama Peter Morgan Nominated
BAFTA Television Awards Best Drama Series The Crown Nominated [110]
Best Actress Claire Foy Nominated
Best Supporting Actor John Lithgow Nominated
Jared Harris Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Vanessa Kirby Nominated
Glamour Awards Best UK TV Actress Won [citation needed]
TCA Awards Outstanding Achievement in Drama The Crown Nominated [111]
Outstanding New Program Nominated
Individual Achievement in Drama Claire Foy Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Philip Martin, Suzanne Mackie, Matthew Byam-Shaw, Robert Fox, Tanya Seghatchian and Andrew Eaton Nominated [112]
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Foy (for "Assassins") Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series John Lithgow (for "Assassins") Won
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Stephen Daldry (for "Hyde Park Corner") Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Peter Morgan (for "Assassins") Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series Nina Gold, Robert Sterne Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) Adriano Goldman (for "Smoke and Mirrors") Nominated
Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series, or Movie Michele Clapton, Alex Fordham, Emma O'Loughlin and Kate O'Farrell (for "Wolferton Splash") Won
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series Ivana Primorac, Amy Riley (for "Hyde Park Corner") Nominated
Outstanding Main Title Design Patrick Clair, Raoul Marks, Javier Leon Carrillo and Jeff Han Nominated
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series Rupert Gregson-Williams (for "Hyde Park Corner") Nominated
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour or More) Martin Childs, Mark Raggett and Celia Bobak (for "Smoke and Mirrors") Won
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role Ben Turner, Tom Debenham, Standish Millennas, Kim Phelan, Oliver Cubbage, Lionel Heath, Charlie Bennet, Stephen Smith and Carmine Agnone (for "Windsor") Nominated
Hollywood Music in Media Awards Original Score – TV Show/Limited Series Rupert Gregson-Williams Nominated [113]
American Film Institute Awards Top 10 TV Programs of the Year The Crown Won [114]
2018 American Society of Cinematographers Awards Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series for Non-Commercial Television Adriano Goldman (for "Smoke and Mirrors") Won [115]
Art Directors Guild Awards One-Hour Period or Fantasy Single-Camera Television Series Martin Childs (for "A Company of Men", "Beryl", "Dear Mrs. Kennedy") Nominated [116]
Cinema Audio Society Awards Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series – One Hour Chris Ashworth, Lee Walpole, Stuart Hilliker, Martin Jensen, Rory de Carteret, Philip Clements (for "Misadventure") Nominated [117]
Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Television Series Jane Petrie Won [118]
Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Drama Series The Crown Nominated [119]
Best Actress in a Drama Series Claire Foy Nominated
Producers Guild of America Awards Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama The Crown Nominated [120]
Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series – Drama The Crown Nominated [121]
Best Actress – Television Series Drama Claire Foy Nominated
Location Managers Guild Awards Outstanding Locations in Period Television Pat Karam and Robert Bentley Nominated [122]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Claire Foy, Victoria Hamilton, Vanessa Kirby, Anton Lesser, Matt Smith Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Claire Foy Won
BAFTA Television Awards Best Drama Series The Crown Nominated [123]
Best Actress Claire Foy Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Vanessa Kirby Won
BAFTA Television Craft Awards Best Writer: Fiction Peter Morgan Nominated [124]
Best Editing: Fiction Pia di Ciaula Nominated
Best Costume Design Jane Petrie Nominated
Best Production Design Martin Childs, Alison Harvey Nominated
Best Photography: Fiction Adriano Goldman Won
Best Special, Visual & Graphic Effects Asa Shoul, Christopher Reynolds Nominated
Best Sound: Fiction Sound Team Won
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series Peter Morgan, Stephen Daldry, Andy Harries, Philip Martin, Suzanne Mackie, Matthew Byam-Shaw, Robert Fox, Andy Stebbing and Martin Harrison Nominated [5]
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Foy (for "Dear Mrs. Kennedy") Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Matt Smith (for "Mystery Man") Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Vanessa Kirby (for "Beryl") Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Stephen Daldry (for "Paterfamilias") Won
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Peter Morgan (for "Mystery Man") Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Matthew Goode (for "Matrimonium") Nominated
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series Nina Gold and Robert Sterne Won
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) Adriano Goldman (for "Beryl") Won
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series Ivana Primorac (for "Dear Mrs. Kennedy") Nominated
Outstanding Period Costumes Jane Petrie, Emily Newby, Basia Kuznar and Gaby Spanswick (for "Dear Mrs. Kennedy") Won
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) Martin Childs, Mark Raggett and Alison Harvey (for "Beryl") Nominated
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role Ben Turner, Standish Millennas, Alison Griffiths, Matthew Bristowe, Iacopo Di Luigi, Garrett Honn, Charlie Bennett, Jenny Gauci and Carmine Agnone (for "Misadventure") Nominated

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