"Without the writing we can't do it, especially us women," said Mirren as she collected her award at the ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.Elizabeth I, written by...?
"Every one of these great performances by these great actresses in this category were revealed to us by some wonderful writing.
"Women are 50% of the world's population, maybe more. And I know there are many more brilliant performances by women of all ages and all races waiting to be revealed by some great writing, so let's look forward to that."
Unfortunately, as a letter to The Guardian from Leslie Megahey pointed out, there was one thing they forgot.
Your report on the nine Emmies awarded to the Channel 4 drama Elizabeth I (August 29) is headlined "Great writing is key to success, says Mirren". You go on to quote accolades from Mirren and her co-star Jeremy Irons - "great writing", "wonderful writing" and "without the writing we can't do it". It is a shame you didn't actually manage to mention the screenwriter's name - it is Nigel Williams.