‘Fleabag’ Wins Emmy for Highest Comedy Collection, Capping Off the Display’s Gigantic Night time

Proper after probably the greatest streaks in Emmy’s historical past, surprises reigned. On Sunday evening, “Fleabag” received Highest Comedy Collection, beating out mainstay “Veep” and protecting champion “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”

Talking to the accrued crowd on the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, sequence writer and superstar Phoebe Waller-Bridge capped off the evening, accepting on behalf of probably the most evening’s greatest winners. Waller-Bridge thanked, amongst others, solid member Andrew Scott and sequence composer Isobel Waller-Bridge.

The class was once the remaining likelihood for long-running winner “Veep” to take house a prize, however, probably the most winningest sequence in Emmy’s historical past will pass house empty this yr. Closing yr, “Maisel” become the primary sequence from a streaming carrier to win Highest Comedy, paving the best way for “Fleabag” (fellow Amazon Top Video sequence) to enroll in this yr’s record of nominees.

This 2019 Highest Comedy race was once some of the wide-open in recent times, with a various different sequence in competition together with “Russian Doll,” “Barry,” “The Excellent Position,” and fan-favorite “Schitt’s Creek.”

The win caps off an excellent night for the display, which took house prizes in different classes, together with wins for solid contributors Waller-Bridge in Writing and Highest Actress in a Comedy. Harry Bradbeer additionally took house the prize for Highest Directing for a Comedy. With “Fleabag” no longer returning for the 3rd season, this promises that some other new winner will take house the prize subsequent yr.

For all of the up to date winners from this yr’s Emmys, consult with our complete record right here. You’ll be able to additionally learn all of IndieWire’s Emmy’s protection at our awards homepage.

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