Alexander Skarsgård took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his work in Little Big Lies.


Skarsgård played Perry Wright, an abusive husband married to Nicole Kidman‘s character in the hit show, which was created by David E. Kelley and based on a novel by Liane MoriartyReese WitherspoonShailene Woodley, and Laura Dern co-star.

Skarsgård kissed Kidman on his way up to the stage, and then used his acceptance speech to thank his female co-stars. “The ladies of the show, thank you for making this boy feel like one of the girls,” he said. Then he added, “Speaking of incredible women, I want to thank my mother who flew out all the way out here from Stockholm, Sweden, to be here tonight. That means a lot to me. Oh, and thanks for giving birth to me, that was pretty cool.”

Skarsgård beat out David ThewlisAlfred MolinaStanley TucciBill Camp, and Michael Kenneth Williams for the award.

Alexander, 41, is the eldest of six Skarsgård children of Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård and his mother My Skarsgård, a doctor and alcohol addiction therapist. His younger brother Bill Skarsgård, 27, can currently be seen in theaters as Pennywise the clown in the new adaptation of Stephen King‘s ItGustaf Skarsgård, 36, plays Floki on TV series Vikings, while 21-year-old Valter Skarsgård has starred in multiple Swedish films.

Stellan recently spoke about how four of his eight children decided to go into acting, just like their father. “From the age of 16, it’s not your business what they decide to do in life, you have to let them make those decisions themselves,” the 66-year-old told the Aftonbladet tabloid earlier this month. “I’m really proud over the fact that they’re all really nice, smart and good people. And of course I’m very happy that they’ve also become really great actors, because it would have been horrible for them otherwise. But I’m mostly proud over how all eight of them are when they’re together and how they act toward each other.”

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