Emmys 2019: Jodie Comer bags Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for 'Killing Eve'
Comer, who was nominated opposite her co-star and love interest from the same show, Sandra Oh's titular Eve, took home the award.
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards finay did the right thing and acknowledge Jodie Comer for the sheer brilliance she exhibits as the psychopath serial assassin, Villanelle, in BBC's outstanding spy-thriller, 'Killing Eve'. Comer, who was nominated opposite her co-star and love interest from the same show, Sandra Oh's titular Eve, took home the Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role Drama at the 2019 Emmys and we couldn't be more thrilled for her extremely well-deserved win.
Last year Oh made Emmy history as the first Asian actress to win the category, and this time it was her counterpart's extremely earned year. The only thing that could even compete with Oh's excellence as Eve would be Comer's portrayal of Villanelle. The childlike petulance, the need to feel like she belongs, and the constant yearning for Eve's attention and affection despite knowing how much her marriage means to her are what makes Villanelle a sociopath we adore.
Every murder she commits was like an elaborate artistic masterpiece she put up only for Eve, and there could hardly be anybody better than Comer to exude that twinkle in Villanelle's eyes and the soft cracks in her voice when she realized that maybe after all this time the two didn't have a shot at a happily ever after at all. Villanelle might be a psychopath, but she is a serial assassin with a closet full of couture and Comer's portrayal of that twisted, quirky professional assassin has truly earned her the love of fans who now practically want her to kill them the way Villanelle takes down her targets.
After her name was announced as the winner Comer walked straight up to Oh and hugged her. But then, in her speech, Comer thanked all those who helped Villanelle be Villanelle, and also made a very interesting quip about how she didn't invite her parents from Liverpool. "I wasn't expecting to get up on this stage tonight," Comer said on stage, continuing: "My mom and dad are in Liverpool who I didn't invite because I didn't think this would be my time."