Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

  • Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

    BEST TV SERIES, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

    Award 12

    Best TV Series ‑ Musical or Comedy

    “Fleabag”

    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.

    (Applause.)

    And as some of you may know, he’s always been on mine.

    (Laughter.)

    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.

    –BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW–

    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.

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