Quite like Emma, he thanked the cast and crew and said he had the “time of my life” working on the show.
“To our incredible cast, every day working with you was a masterclass,” he beamed.
And addressing his co-star and fellow winner Emma, he said: “You’re extraordinarily talented, funny and a brilliant player of rock, paper, scissors. I love you to bits.”
Gillian Anderson, who played Margaret Thatcher in the fourth series, won after she was nominated for Best Actress in a Television Supporting Role.
She thanked the series creator Peter Morgan, who is her former partner, twice in her speech, both for “imagining I could inhabit Mrs T” and for “writing an exquisitely multi-dimensional character”.