Kiwi director Jessica Hobbs has won an Emmy award for the ultra-popular royal drama The Crown.
The 54-year-old won the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in Monday's (AEST) ceremony.
Speaking on a videolink from London to the Los Angeles-hosted event, Ms Hobbs thanked her cast and crew.
"I'm too nervous to speak," she said.
"Not a lot of women have won this award so I feel like I'm standing on the shoulders of some really extraordinary people. I'm really grateful for the path that they led.
"And I'd particularly like to pay tribute to my mum who at 77 is still directing."
The Crown received 11 major nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, winning seven.
Olivia Colman, Josh O'Connor, Tobias Menzies, Gillian Anderson and Claire Foy won awards for their acting in the series, which also claimed the Emmy for outstanding drama series.
Australia's sole nominee Yvonne Strahovski was beaten by Anderson for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series.
Australian Associated Press