Alexander Skarsgård Wins Emmy For Big Little Lies

Alexander Skarsgård won Outstanding Supporting Actor at the Emmys on Sunday for Big Little Lies, a darkly comedic drama about three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Big Little Lies took eight Emmys in all, including three awarded at the Creative Arts ceremony. In the main show it won the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Limited Series, and Outstanding Director for a Limited Series went to Jean-Marc Vallée. Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman won Outstanding Lead Actress, and Laura Dern scooped Outstanding Supporting Actress.

Executive producer Reese Witherspoon said: “It’s been an incredible year for women in television and women getting to tell their own stories.”