Apple TV+ Scores First Emmy As ‘The Morning Show’s Billy Crudup Wins For Supporting Actor In Drama Series

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The Morning Show‘s Billy Crudup brought Apple TV+ it’s first Emmy win tonight, taking the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Crudup beat out a trio of Succession actors and a Morning Show costar, among others, to put Apple’s signature drama in a winner’s circle. Seeming a bit flustered – Succession‘s Kieran Culkin topped more than a few expected-to-win predictions, as did Better Call Saul‘s Giancarlo Esposito – Crudup thanked Apple for “a wonderful opportunity,” adding “I’m glad to have delivered something for you.”

Crudup, who scored a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination this year for his performance as network executive Cory Ellison, competed in the Emmy category with his costar Mark Duplass, Esposito, Succession‘s Culkin, Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen, The Handmaid’s Tale Bradley Whitford and Westworld’s Jeffrey Wright.

The win kept Apple TV+ from going 0 for 18 nominations (including eight for Morning Show) in its first year in the competition. The streamer launched last November, with The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon and Steve Carrell, its earliest and still highest-profile series.

Tonight, the show’s winning supporting actor ended his short acceptance speech by thanking his young son, his nephews and his godchildren: “Please save us. Sorry to ask, but thanks in advance for all of your help.”

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