The actor won Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in Fargo, beating the likes of Robert De Niro, Jude Law, Kyle MacLachlan and Geoffrey Rush.
Speaking backstage, McGregor answered journalists’ questions about ongoing rumours that an Obi-Wan standalone film is in the pipeline.
“It’s just that. There’s a lot of talk,” he said.
“I’d be happy to play him again. I don’t know any more about it more than you do.”
He added: “I saw the new one [Episode 8: The Last Jedi] over Christmas.
“I thought it was really, really beautiful. I loved it.”
McGregor played Obi-Wan – a role originated by Alec Guinness in the 1970s – in the three Star Wars prequels; released at the turn of the century.
His co-star, Natalie Portman, hit headlines overnight for a razor-sharp quip about the all-male nominees when she took to the stage to present Best Director.
Funnily enough, she was with Ron Howard – who is also now part of the Star Wars family, having taken over work on Solo: A Star Wars Story, out this May.
Episode 9, the final movie in the current Star Wars trilogy, is out in 2019, after which Rian Johnson – who helmed Episode 8 – will take charge of his own trilogy.