Quebec film director and screen-writer Jean-Marc Vallée won his first Emmy last as the director and executive producer of the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies.
The Montreal native picked up the Emmy for Outstanding Director for a Limited Series.
“It was a project of a lifetime. I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end,” Vallée said after his win. “It’s a series that is entertaining but also deals with serious issues.”
Big Little Lies picked up a total of eight awards at last night’s event.
Nicole Kidman won for outstanding lead in a limited series and Laura Dern won for outstanding supporting actress.
Vallée is also known for his work on a number of acclaimed films. The director has picked up Oscar nominations for The Young Victoria (2009), Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and Wild (2015).