Fleabag Scoops Two Golden Globes
There seems to be no stopping this show. In what turned out to be a good night for British talent BBC sitcom “Fleabag” scooped two golden Globe Awards.
The show was named best musical or comedy TV series, while writer/star Phoebe Waller Bridge won the best actress gong in the same category.
Accepting the Golden Globe for the show, Waller-Bridge made reference to the fact that former US president Barack Obama recently put Fleabag on his list of favourite shows, movies and music of 2019.
She said: ‘I’d like to thank Obama for putting us on his list. As some of you may know, he’s always been on mine. If you don’t get that joke, please watch season 1 of Fleabag really, really quickly,.’
In that season, her character is shown masturbating to the then US President delivering a keynote speech.
When she got up to collect the award for best actress, Waller-Bridge paid tribute to her co-star Andrew Scott, who played the ‘hot priest’ in series 2.
She said: ‘Thank you so much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this, it’s really heavy and cool.
‘This really comes down to Andrew Scott really because that man, there was a lot of talk about the chemistry between us in the show but he could have chemistry with a pebble and I’d loved being Andrew’s pebble in this, thanks for bringing so much fire to this season.’
In a press interview after the show, Waller-Bridge said she would be auctioning the Ralf & Russo suit she wore at the ceremony to help victims of the Australian bush fires.