Crieff- born actor Ewan McGregor has won his first ever Emmy Award as he dedicated an emotional speech to his girlfriend and newborn baby.
The 50-year-old Star Wars and Trainspotting star was recognised for his role in the series based on the life of designer Halston and picked up the award for ‘lead actor in a limited series’.
Starring the Scots actor and Rory Culkin, the miniseries follows the hedonistic life of the gay fashion designer, who rose to international fame in the 1970s.
The real-life Roy Halston Frowick was frequently photographed at New York City’s Studio 54 with his close friends Liza Minnelli, Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol, with the famous nightclub featuring heavily in the show.
And now McGregor, who attended Morrison’s Academy, picked up his gong at the glittering event in LA at the weekend.
In his acceptance speech, McGregor thanked the team behind Halston and his new family, including partner Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Smiling, he said: “I just want to thank our crew first of all because like so many people have said tonight, we shot through the pandemic in New York City and through everybody’s professionalism and passion, kept us all safe.
“And so we couldn’t have done it without you.
“Ryan Murphy, thanks for championing ‘Halston’ and bringing it to Netflix. Thank you to Netflix.”
He then went on to thank his wife and dedicate the award to their new son Laurie.
He added: “Mary, I love you so much, I love you so much, we’ll take this home and show it to our new little boy, Laurie.”
This is the fourth time McGregor has been nominated for an Emmy but the first time he has taken home an award.
He was previously nominated in the same category for his work in the third season of Fargo, where he played twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy.
The same year, he was nominated for best narrator for Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart and was also nominated in 1997 for best guest actor in a drama for his appearance in ER.