The 71st Emmy Awards saw comedic triumph for beloved TV show Fleabag.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s creation snapped up most of the comedy awards on the night.
The series began as her one-woman show at the Edinburgh fringe festival, before she jotted the concept down into a script.
Phoebe collecting her Emmys 😍💘 pic.twitter.com/1vxwPyOq1e
— Phoebe Waller-Bridge Source (@phoebewallerbr1) September 23, 2019
The show won the award for best comedy, beating out competition from heavy-weights such as Veep and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge was awarded the accolades for lead actress and outstanding writing in the category.
She began her third acceptance speech by saying “This is just getting ridiculous.”
— Fleabag (@fleabag) September 23, 2019
The star thanked her Fleabag “family” in her acceptance speech, and said that she found it reassuring that a “dirty, pervy, messed-up woman can make it to the Emmys.”
“The journey has been absolutely mental,” she confessed.