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Golden Globes 2020: Phoebe Waller-Bridge praises Fleabag co-star Andrew Scott in acceptance speech

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She might have been the one to win the award for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series, but during her acceptance speech she took the time to speak about the power of collaboration.

This is Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s world. We’re just living in it.

The Fleabag writer, creator and star just picked up another award for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series at the 2020 Golden Globes. Clad in a sparkly tuxedo suit, the actor took to the podium to collect her latest gong. (She also has a brace of Emmys, BAFTAs and TCAs for Fleabag, too.)

“Oh my god, thank you so much to the HFPA for this,” Waller-Bridge said on the stage. “This is really heavy and cool.” 

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In her speech, Waller-Bridge thanked the three collaborators who helped her turn Fleabag into the global success it is today: co-star Andrew Scott, director Harry Bradbury and director of photography Tony Miller.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the 2020 Golden Globes.

“This really comes down to Andrew Scott, really,” Waller-Bridge said. “That man. Uh. There was a lot of talk about the chemistry of us in the show, but he could have chemistry with a pebble.”

“I love being Andrew’s pebble in this,” Waller-Bridge added. “Thank you so much for bringing so much fire to this season.”

Praising Bradbury, Waller-Bridge said that the director was the perfect person to convey her “little scrap of a show” onto the screen. She thanked Bradbury for telling her to “do it my way”. “And it really annoyed me, because I’m supposed to be the writer,” Waller-Bridge joked. “[He is] so, so extraordinary.”

The Fleabag creator also thanked Miller, her director of photography, who “made this look like a movie with a… very small budget. So I’d love to find a camera now to say thank you, Tony.” 

Golden Globes 2020: Sian Clifford, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott on the red carpet.

Waller-Bridge’s speech was a testament to the power of collaboration and of how much work goes into creating a piece of art like Fleabag. 

“Phoebe Waller-Bridge thanking her DP (Tony Miller) in her acceptance speech is the classiest thing to ever happen at the Golden Globes,” one fan tweeted. Another added: “Phoebe Waller Bridge making her acceptance speech be all about Andrew Scott is the energy I need.” 

Trust Waller-Bridge to turn her well deserved win into a chance to share the spotlight with a few of her co-stars and collaborators. 

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