THE HUGELY-popular Welcome to Wrexham has scooped an incredible five prizes at the coveted Emmy Awards.

The awards are handed out for artistic and technical merit for the American and international television industry.

And on the day (Sunday, January 7) that Wrexham managed to defeat bitter rivals Shrewsbury Town 1-0 away in the FA Cup, there was further success off the pitch.

That is due to the Welcome to Wrexham documentary - produced by FX all about the club and the community of Wrexham - winning five Emmys on the same night.

Only 'The Last of Us' - with eight of them - picked up more awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and Governors Gala held at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles on January 6 and 7.

The Welcome to Wrexham team won prizes for:

  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Program
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Reality Program (Single or Multicam)
  • Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
  • Outstanding Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program


Bryan Rowland also won 'Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program' for his role in the documentary to take the awards to five for Welcome to Wrexham.

Taking to X (formerly Twitter), to convey his delight at winning, Wrexham AFC co-chairman Ryan Reynolds wrote: Thank you to the town of Wrexham and @Wrexham_AFC  for allowing us to witness your story and tell it. This has been the greatest privilege of my life. Thank you #EmmyAwards for the honour."

Fellow chairman Rob McElhenney added: "WOW. Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who worked on @WrexhamFX  to @FXNetworks @hulu @DisneyPlus , but most importantly to the people of Wrexham. I am honored that you’ve let us tell your story. I hope we’re doing you proud."

Both Rob and Ryan were absent from the ceremony, but a video of the pair (or Rob and Deadpool?!) accepting the awards was played on the night. It can be watched below (WARNING; strong language!)

The lovable actor duo's takeover of the club was completed in early 2021.

Since then, they have helped take the Reds back to the English Football League after a 15-year absence and taken them to the fourth round of the FA Cup two years running.

This year, Wrexham are chasing promotion to League One as they currently sit in the promotion spots of the table after a first half start to the 2023/24 campaign.