emmys 2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Wins at the Emmys, Which Means Julia Louis-Dreyfus Loses

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If you bet the farm in your high-stakes, highly illegal underground Emmys gambling pool on Julia Louis-Dreyfus taking home Best Actress in a Comedy again this year, you might want to go ahead and get the hell out of town. On Sunday, Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge took home Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, her second award of the night and, based on her reaction, a huge surprise she did not mentally prepare for. “Oh my God, no,” she gushed, cradling her statuette. “Thank you. I find acting really hard and really painful, but it’s all about this.”

“Thank you to be nominated with these unbelievable actresses who I have just looked up to and watched, and laughed at and with, for so many years,” she continued. “It means so much. This means a huge, huge amount to me.” So if your money was on the Veep star, that’s understandable. You couldn’t have known Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who took home this specific award in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2006, wouldn’t win it again this year. And hey, if it makes you feel any better, she will undoubtedly be back up there soon/twenty more times.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge Won the Emmy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus Lost