At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, the British television show Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home three Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Comedy Series for the BBC/Amazon series.

Waller-Bridge, who created and wrote the streaming series, in which she also plays the lead  character, was overwhelmed by the recognition of her work and gave an emotional speech.

“Thank you. I find acting really hard and really painful. Thank you to be nominated with these unbelievable actresses who I’ve looked up to and watched and laughed with for so many years — it means so much. I mean that in a nice way. And this means a huge amount to me. Huge thanks again — the ‘Fleabag’ gang, there they are, thank you so much. I’m so supported on the show. As Harry said, it’s sickening how much we all love each other. I’m so supported by this wonderful cast. A big shout-out to my acting agent, who has been rooting for me literally from the very beginning. Thank you, Amazon, BBC, thank you for doing this. I’m going to start repeating myself. Thank you. Oh my God,” she said, as the audience cheered.

Both seasons of Fleabag are available on Amazon.


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