Shira Haas
Shira Haas Photo: Anika Molnar/Netflix

Actress Regina King on Sunday night won the Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, beating out Israeli actress Shira Haas.

Haas had been nominated for the award for her performance in Netflix's "Unorthodox", where she played Esty, a young haredi woman from Brooklyn who flees to Berlin to escape an arranged marriage and embraces a secular lifestyle there.

Regina King and the series "Watchmen" won the award, however, beating out Haas and "Unorthodox".