We were just 30 minutes into this year’s Emmys ceremony when Fleabag picked up its second big award of the night. The show, nominated eight times (if you count the multiple noms in categories like Supporting Actress and Guest Actress), began cleaning up early. Writer and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge won for Writing For a Comedy Series (Fleabag: officially no longer the thing she does when she’s got time off from writing her other hit show, Killing Eve).
Minutes later, her director Harry Bradbeer won Director For A Comedy Series—and bequeathed Phoebe with a new nickname: Glorious Grenade. But Fleabag and Waller-Bridge were just getting started.
Insert commercial break here, and a chance for the multi-talented actor/writer to touch up her lipstick, do a tequila shot, or cuddle her guinea pig co-star before climbing up to the podium once again to claim her Best Actress in a Comedy Emmy. Did we care that her second acceptance speech was basically just a winking repeat of her first one? No, it was also perfect.
And while it stands to reason that Sian Clifford was robbed (that haircut alone should have won its own the Supporting Comedy award), Fleabag’s early roll predicted the show winning one of the night’s major categories: Best Comedy.
Taking to the stage with her cast to accept the award, Waller-Bridge was perfectly self-effacing: “This is just getting ridiculous.” She also said that the explosion of the show’s second season could be summed up in two words: Andrew Scott. We would have also accepted these two words: Hot priest.
Waller-Bridge didn’t make history since Killing Eve lost out on Best Drama to Game of Thrones but we’re pretty sure the Fleabag gang will be enjoying a few gin and tonics in celebration of their splashy night and multiple wins at the Emmys.