Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
BEST TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Best TV Series ‑ Musical or Comedy
PHOEBE WALLER‑BRIDGE: Thank you. Oh, man. Thank you. Thank you so much for ‑‑ I mean, to the HFPA again, thank you. This is literally the gang that made it. And just want to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone for supporting us so much. And we have such an incredible cast, and everyone poured so much into this show, so much heart and so much love. And we all ‑‑ it’s a bit rare [gray?], so we all became best friends, which is ironic because the show is about such a lonely lady. So this means a huge amount to all of us. Thank you, thank you, thank you to Amazon and to the BBC for picking us up and bringing us so far and giving us so much space to create something we really, really wanted to create and to say all the things that no one else would let us say and a do. So thank you for that. Personally I’d also like to thank Obama for putting us on his list.
And as some of you may know, he’s always been on mine.
And if you don’t get that joke, please watch Season 1 of “Fleabag” really, really quickly. Thank you so much. This means the world to us. Thank you. Goodnight.
QUESTION: Phoebe, I understand you might be making a special donation to help out with the bush fires tonight. And, Andrew Scott, are you happy to have Hot Priest as your epitaph? Those are my two questions, if we can hear from Phoebe first. PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE: Yes, I think I can say this now. We made a plan with Ralph & Russo, who are Italian designers, who created this incredible couture suit, which is the most amazing thing I have ever worn. We are going to auction it, and the money we raise from it is going to relief to Australia. It's a beautiful idea for the team. So I'm really excited to be part of that. QUESTION: We are huge fans in Australia. It goes without saying. PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE: Thank you. The feeling is mutual. ANDREW SCOTT: I'm only 43. I'm not really thinking about my epitaph just yet. QUESTION: Congratulations to all of you. Phoebe, we love the shout-out to Obama. Would you consider working with Netflix if the Obamas have a deal there, or what show would you want to make for the Obamas? PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE: I think I've heard enough about Obama. Thank you very much. QUESTION: Your show had a lot of humor at the Golden Globes today. Was there a joke that you found particularly funny tonight? PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE: Yeah, hearing about Mark was really good. It was good to have that cleared up. QUESTION: Can we start rumors with you about why Olivia Colman didn't get up on stage with you guys to accept the award? SIAN CLIFFORD: I think Olivia was waiting to hear whether she won or not, and I believe she has for The Crown, which we are absolutely thrilled for her. She had to stay in the room, otherwise she would have come up with us. QUESTION: Phoebe, first of all, all of these awards for Fleabag, have you changed your mind about a Season 3? And if not, what's going on with the movie that you are running? PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE: I haven't changed my mind about Season 3. Actually, it feels even more like the right decision the further we go along this journey. I don't know. Because it's just a goodbye. It feels like we keep saying goodbye on these stages, but yeah, it felt like the right thing to do. And also with the movie, well, you are just going to have to wait and see. I haven't got anything more to report on that yet. I hate to be boring. QUESTION: For Phoebe and all of the characters. When people come up to you, do they imitate you? Do they tell jokes back or lines back? I have a few in my head myself. How do they compliment you? Because your show and all of your characters are so unique. What are the kinds of things you hear? PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE: Well, I mean, my -- all sorts of things. People are so warm and loving and incredibly polite. Fleabag fans, they are incredibly polite. They keep apologizing for they come up. But my favorite thing when walking through London, in particular, and I walk past, usually when things happen I just get this look, which is just (A shy look), and it means we are both like, I know you and you know me. We are all fleabags. And that's the nicest feeling in the world. Anyone else? BRETT GELMAN: People tell me they hate me or not the street. That's a good sign, I think. QUESTION: Just a quick question. In being a writer, any advice you want to give to any young writers out there? PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE: Yeah. Well, mainly just write and write and write and try and stay in the present as much as possible. Don't try and impress anybody. Or find one friend that you love and you care about, and write it for that person, to make that person loved and make that person cry, because that certainly helped me. And other than that, just -- I mean, it's something I peddle out quite a lot, but write like you are not afraid. That's what I keep telling myself. I have to remind myself every time I sit down at the computer to do it. And then the naughty writing hand comes out, and that's when I start cooking. QUESTION: Does anybody ever get mad because of just about the religious aspect of your last almost love affair? My favorite line of all is when he gives you the Bible, and you say, "I read your book." Does anybody ever get mad? PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE: No, actually. BRETT GELMAN: I'm sure someone did.