A sex addict won over the Vice President of the United States at the Primetime Emmys on Sunday as Amazon Prime Video’s Fleabag won Outstanding Comedy series over HBO’s multiple Emmy-winning Veep, considered to be a sentimental favorite in its final season.
“Well, this is just getting ridiculous,” Fleabag creator-writer-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge said as the Fleabag team took the stage. “Fleabag started as a one woman show at Edinburgh Festival in 2014. The journey has been absolutely mental to get here.”
It capped a big night for the comedy, a co-production with the BBC. Waller-Bridge earlier won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and the show won for both writing (Waller-Bridge again) and directing (Harry Bradbeer).