It was a great night for British TV last night (September 22nd), with the 71st Emmy Awards taking place in downtown LA’s Microsoft Theater and Killing Eve star Jodie Comer and Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge walking away with gongs.
The event, set up to recognise excellence in television, saw Liverpool’s own Jodie take home the title of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for her role as Villanelle in Killing Eve.
She had this to say about her big win: “I want to thank my mum and dad in Liverpool, who I didn’t invite because I thought this wasn’t my time.”
And Fleabag also did very well indeed, claiming the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy. Phoebe herself took home an impressive three awards – best leading comedy actress, best comedy series and best comedy writing.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Game of Thrones was a big winner as well, receiving a record 32 nominations for a show in a single season – and taking home 12, the most awards of any show.
Eagle-eyed viewers may well have spotted the slight dig at the producers, however, with black-ish star Anthony Anderson opening by pushing a Starbucks cup – in reference to the cup left in shot by mistake in one of the episodes of the last season.
The future certainly looks bright for British TV, it would seem, with the Guardian now reporting that Netflix has plans in place to spend a cool £400 million making over 50 TV shows and films in the UK.
Apparently, the brand is thought to be arranging a partnership with Charlie Brooker (he of Black Mirror and Bandersnatch fame), as well as being in talks with Peter Morgan, the creator of The Crown.
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