Emmys: Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag just casually picked up 11 award nominations

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Emmys: Phoebe Waller Bridge's Fleabag

Fleabag and Killing Eve prove just how powerful Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s writing is, by picking up a total of 20 award-nominations at this year’s Emmys.

We have a lot to thank Phoebe Waller-Bridge for.

Her breakthrough show Fleabag, which was originally written as a one woman show, gave us a refreshingly flawed and funny female lead character, with some of the tightest TV writing out there.

Also, lest we forget: Hot Priest

Waller-Bridge then fed our kick ass female assassin needs in the form of Killing Eve. We quickly became obsessed with the twisted but addictive relationship between killer Villanelle and her hunter Eve Polanski. 

It also prompted us all to head to Zara to shop for some Villanelle-inspired pink tulle dresses.

And, the news that she’s writing a script for the new Bond movie has given us hope that the traditional “Bond girl” is about to become a thing of the past.

So, we’re chuffed to see Waller-Bridge getting ALL the accolades she so clearly deserves.

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On Tuesday (16 July) it was announced that Fleabag is nominated for 11 awards at this year’s Emmys.

Waller-Bridge is up for Lead Comedy Actress and Comedy Series, while co-stars Olivia Colman and Sian Clifford are up for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and Fiona Shaw for Guest Star.

Killing Eve is also up for an impressive nine awards, with Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh both nominated for the Best Actress award.

Oh shared a photo of her co-stars on Twitter to congratulate “beautiful women” Comer and Shaw. Comer replied, congratulating her “wonderful co-stars” and hailing Waller-Bridge as “dangerously talented”. 

Waller-Bridge has already confirmed that there won’t be a third series of Fleabag despite its huge success both in the UK and America. 

But the good news is that she recently revealed she’s working on a “very strange” film. She told Deadline magazine that the script is coming “thick and fast” before adding: “I’ll be in the shower and suddenly it’ll be like, ‘I should go and write that down.’ It’s very strange, which probably means it’s going to be awful.”

Phoebe Waller Bridge and Sian Clifford
Emmys: Fleabag is up for 11 awards

Waller-Bridge also shared one of her writing secrets, explaining: “I always think there should be at least three things going on in one scene at the same time. I think every actor should know that there are three things this person is dealing with, and usually it’s like they’re having to eat lunch, or they’re having to deal with a really hot room. It’s something like that.”

The proof of how this “dangerous talent” pays off is in the eye-watering 20 nominations for her two shows. 

Congrats, Fleabag!

Take a look at the full list of Emmys Awards 2019 nominations here

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Hollie Richardson

Hollie is a digital writer at, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…

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