Killing Eve‘s Jodie Comer won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in season two of AMC Networks’ acclaimed hit series.
During her acceptance speech, Comer apologized to her parents at home in Liverpool for failing to invite them to the ceremony “because I didn’t think it would be my time.”
“One, I’m sorry, and two, I love you,” she said as she held her trophy aloft. “I’m gonna bring this home.” Comer won the award ahead of her Killing Eve co-star Sandra Oh, who was nominated for the second year running.
Earlier this year, Comer won the equivalent prize at the BAFTA TV Awards for her brilliant, multi-faceted performance as Villanelle.
Meanwhile, Killing Eve‘s executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge won three awards for her super-buzzy sitcom Fleabag: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Comedy Series.
“Well, this is just getting ridiculous,” she said as she collected her third prize of the night. “Fleabag started as a one woman show at Edinburgh Festival in 2014. The journey has been absolutely mental to get here.”
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