'The Crown' actress Emma Corrin thanks Princess Diana for her Golden Globes win

Emma Corrin thanked the late Princess Diana for her Golden Globe win.

The 25-year-old newcomer picked up the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama accolade for her role as the late royal in 'The Crown, and hailed the princess - who died in a Paris car crash in 1997 - for teaching her "compassion and empathy".

She said: "Thank you most of all so much to Diana, you’ve taught me compassion and empathy beyond any measure I could ever mention. On behalf of everyone who remembers you so wonderfully and passionately in our hearts, thank you.”

Emma - who was visibly shocked by her win - offered up a string of thank you messages, including to her co-star Josh O'Connor, who portrayed Prince Charles, and who she described as her "prince charming".

Emma thanked her co-star Josh O'Connor in her virtual acceptance speech. Photo / Getty Images

She gushed: "Thank you, thank you so much for this incredible honour. Whaaaaat? Thank you so much to everyone at Leftbank Pictures, thank you Suzanne and Rob and Peter and everyone for believing in me.

“Thank you to my incredible cast and crew for being by my side, thank you to my prince charming Josh, I could not have done this without you, thank you for making every day a complete joy.

"Thank you so much to my incredible team as well, I don’t know where I’d be without you. Maya, it’s an honour and privilege to call you my agent and one of my best friends."

Emma took the award ahead of her own co-star Olivia Colman - who was last year's winner for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth - Jodie Comer ('Killing Eve'), Laura Linney ('Ozark') and Sarah Paulson ('Ratched').

Her win marked the show's third in the category, after Olivia and Claire Foy - who played the monarch in her younger years - previously took home the honour.

Golden Globe Awards 2021 list of winners:

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture:

Daniel Kaluuya, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Best Supporting Actor, Television:

John Boyega, ‘Small Axe’

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy:

Catherine O'Hara, 'Schitt's Creek'

Best Motion Picture, Animated:

'Soul'

Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television:

Mark Ruffalo, 'I Know This Much Is True'

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture:

Aaron Sorkin, 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama:

Emma Corrin, 'The Crown'

Best Original Song, Motion Picture:

'Is Si (Seen)', 'The Life Ahead'

Best Original Score, Motion Picture:

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste, 'Soul'

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy:

Jason Sudeikis, 'Ted Lasso'

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy:

'Schitt's Creek'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:

Rosamund Pike, 'I Care a Lot'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama:

Josh O'Connor, 'The Crown'

Best Picture, Foreign Language:

'Minari'

Best Television Series, Drama:

'The Crown'

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture:

Jodie Foster, 'The Mauritanian'

Best Supporting Actress, Television:

Gillian Anderson, 'The Crown'

Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television:

Anya Taylor-Joy, 'The Queen's Gambit'

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television:

'The Queen's Gambit'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama:

Chadwick Boseman, 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'

Best Director, Motion Picture:

Chloé Zhao, 'Nomadland'

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:

'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:

Sacha Baron Cohen, 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama:

Andra Day, 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday'

Best Motion Picture, Drama:

'Nomadland'

- Bang! Showbiz