'Fleabag' leaped over formidable competition early in Sunday's Emmy Awards with three awards, including the best comedy actress award and a writing trophy for series star and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Waller-Bridge and her dark comedy about a dysfunctional woman, which also won a directing award, blocked 'Veep' star Julia Louis-Dreyfus from setting a record as the most-honored performer in Emmy history.
Taking the stage, Waller-Bridge said, "I am shaking. Oh my God, look at her. I am really shaking. I find writing really, really hard and really painful. But I would like to say, honestly from the bottom of my heart, that the reason I do it is this. So it's made it all really worth it guys, thank you so much," as reported.
"It's really wonderful to know a dirty, pervy, angry messed-up woman can make it to the Emmys," she added.
Fleabag got nominated for 11 awards at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.
On the other hand, HBO's 'Chernobyl' won a total of three awards, which include:
Game of Thrones, on the other hand, won the Outstanding Drama Series award, with Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) bagging the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
The 71st Emmy Awards started its telecast in India at 5:30 AM. The previous month, it was reported that the Primetime Emmy Awards will take place without a host. Emmy awards are the much-awaited award event to honor the excellent work of people in the TV industry and will take place on Sunday. Last year, these Emmy awards were held without a host in 2003, which was also aired on Fox network. The reason the awards were being considered to be hostless is that they had too many names on the board.
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