Alexander Skarsgard won supporting actor in limited series/TV movie for Big Little Lies at Sunday's Primetime Emmy Awards.

It's Skarsgard's first Emmy. He beat out Bill Camp (The Night Of), Alfred Molina (Feud: Bette and Joan), (), David Thewlis (Fargo), Stanley Tucci (Feud: Bette and Joan) and Michael K. Williams (The Night Of).

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Camp and Williams were surprise nominees, but voters clearly loved and did not forget about The Night Of; it won four awards at last week's Creative Arts Emmys. Like the Feud guys, though, they were susceptible to vote-splitting, giving Skarsgard and Thewlis a slight leg up.

In his speech, Skarsgard — who plays Perry, the abusive husband to Nicole Kidman's Celeste in the HBO series based on Liane Moriarty's novel — thanked his female co-stars. "Thank you for making this boy feel like one of the girls," he said.

The award was presented with a 9 to 5 reunion, by nominees Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton (who tossed off a couple of one-liners about her own familiarity with "support").

It was Big Little Lies' third award of the night, after Laura Dern took home the prize for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series and Jean-Marc Vallee won for limited series directing.

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