Emmys 2019: Phoebe Waller-Bridge wins 2nd award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

After Waller-Bridge won her first Emmy Award tonight for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the show, Harry Bradbeer won Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. The comedy then upped its count with its third Emmy Award.


                            Emmys 2019: Phoebe Waller-Bridge wins 2nd award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

It's a good night for 'Fleabag'. After Phoebe Waller-Bridge won her first Emmy Award tonight for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for the show, Harry Bradbeer won Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. The comedy then upped its count with its third Emmy Award when Waller-Bridge won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, beating out last year's winner for 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel', Rachel Brosnahan.

Waller-Bridge created and wrote the comedy series 'Fleabag' based on her one-woman play of the same name. She played the eponymous role of Fleabag on the show. The second season of the show was released this year and earned a perfect 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge accepted the award from Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel. Waller-Bridge was clearly surprised as she joked about finding acting "really hard and really painful."

She said she was thankful to be nominated with the other actresses who included Christina Applegate ('Dead to Me'), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ('Veep'), Natasha Lyonne ('Russian Doll') and Catherine O'Hara ('Schitt's Creek'). 'Fleabag' is also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series, which will be announced later tonight.

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