Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham pays tribute to the Queen at the 74th Emmy Awards

Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham says she followed the Queen’s death coverage “all night until I couldn’t keep my eyes open” after the historic announcement.

The British actress said she was “excited by how upset I was” by the news, but said King Charles III.

Waddingham made the remarks on Monday’s red carpet at the 74th Annual Emmys in Los Angeles.

It is the first major awards ceremony since the monarch’s death was announced on Thursday.

British talent is expected to do well at the annual awards ceremony, with several British famous faces including Colin Firth and Jodie Comer being nominated for top awards.

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The British actress said she was “excited by how upset I was” (Jae C Hong/AP)

Waddingham is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, alongside her Ted Lasso co-stars Juno Temple and Sarah Niles.

Speaking to US magazine Variety on the red carpet, she said: “It makes me emotional to think about it.

“I was upset at how deeply upset I was. I sat on the sofa with my dad and watched it all night until I couldn’t keep my eyes open because I couldn’t believe it

“It’s like a grandmother dying.”

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Comedian Brett Goldstein is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in Ted Lasso (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP).

She continued: “It has hit me a lot worse than I thought and the tremendous pressure that our king now has on his shoulders.

“He’s going to rise immeasurably to that, but I sympathize with him[with]the weight he has on his shoulders.”

Comedians Brett Goldstein and Nick Mohammad are nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for their roles in Ted Lasso.

The Richmond-based football comedy is on the verge of multiple wins, with nominations including comedy series standout again.

The show achieved its record-breaking 2021 Emmy nomination run by receiving a total of 20 nominations that year.

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Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson will host the 2022 show, which will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles (Jae C Hong/AP)

Actor Freddie Highmore said the Queen’s death felt “a little bit surreal”.

“I think everyone’s still in a little bit of shock and really processing it,” he told Variety.

“It doesn’t feel very real, she was a remarkable woman. It all feels a bit surreal. I think the Queen has been a constant for so long.”

The annual Emmys Show Ceremony recognizes the finest in television excellence and is organized by the US Television Academy.

Saturday Night Live star Kenan Thompson will host the 2022 show, which will be held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Firth competes against compatriots Andrew Garfield and Himesh Patel, as well as Michael Keaton and Sebastian Stan to become outstanding leading man in a limited or anthology series.

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Jodie Comer competes against her co-star Sandra Oh (pictured) in the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series category (Richard Shotwell/AP)

The actor is nominated for his role in the HBO series ‘The Staircase,’ in which he starred alongside Brit and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner.

James received an award in the parallel category for Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her portrayal of Pamela Anderson in Disney’s Pam and Tommy, which also earned Stan his nomination.

Comer is nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of the psychotic Villanelle in the hit BBC series Killing Eve, alongside co-star Sandra Oh.

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