Skarsgård wins Golden Globe for ‘Big Little Lies’ performance

Skarsgård wins Golden Globe for 'Big Little Lies' performance
Skarsgård picking up his Golden Globe at the gala in Beverly Hills. Photo: Paul Drinkwater/AP
Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård was one of the big winners at the 75th Golden Globes, claiming the Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in hit series 'Big Little Lies'.

The 41-year-old already won an Emmy in September for his display as Perry Wright in the HBO drama, and on Sunday evening he added the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series award to his trophy haul at the Golden Globes gala in Beverly Hills.

“I have a friend who is eight years old, and he was perplexed when I didn't thank him at the Emmys. I will not make that mistake tonight,” the Swedish actor joked at the start of his speech.

“I am here tonight because I had the privilege of working with a group of extraordinarily talented women,” he continued before thanking the crew, cast and co-star Nicole Kidman in particular.

The series, adapted from a book by Liane Moriarty, took a total of four awards including nods for Kidman and Laura Dern as well as the Best TV Series prize.

It was a huge hit, and in December HBO confirmed a return for a second series, though (spoiler alert) the finale makes Skarsgård's future in the show less clear.

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