Emmys 2019: Harry Bradbeer wins Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for 'Fleabag', dedicates award to Phoebe Waller-Bridge
This is 'Fleabag's second win for the night after Waller-Bridge won her first Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Jane Lynch and Luke Kirby announced the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series after being introduced by Lilly Singh at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. The Emmy went to Harry Bradbeer for 'Fleabag'.
This is the show's second win this evening after Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series went to Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Bradbeer was nominated along with Bill Hader and Alec Berg ('Barry'), Amy Palladino and Daniel Palladino ('Marvelous Mrs. Maisel') and Mark Cendrowski ('The Big Bang Theory').
This was his first Emmy nomination and first Emmy Award. Bradbeer joked that it's a good start for the show. "I think for a director, something like 'Fleabag' when it comes along once in your life, it was like a perfect storm of support and trust and utter loveliness," said Bradbeer while accepting the award.
In his touching and humorous speech, Bradbeer thanked the cast and crew. He also specially thanked Waller-Bridge for coming into his life, "like some kind of glorious grenade".
Bradbeer then dedicated the award to Waller-Bridge, saying she was at the center of it all. 'Fleabag' is also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series which will be announced later tonight.