The global acquisition of Phoebe Waller Bridge continued in earnest on late Saturday. The tragicomic Amazon series of the British author Fleabag dominated the Television Critics Association Awards 2019 with three trophies . including the best comedy series, the best comedic actor (for Waller Bridge) and the coveted program of the year. Waller Bridge, who is also the show's title star alongside Fleabag was present for the non-televised ceremony hosted by Desus & Mero. (Could a Fleabag be the next Emmy-Sweep?)
Waller Bridge previously stated that Fleabags is now the TCA-winning second season as the swan song of the series would serve. However, Amazon boss Jennifer Salke left the door open a little bit for a third season last week and told reporters, "Nothing would make us happier than letting her bring another season of this show [to us] or anything else she did want to do. I'm always the optimist, so I always stay confident until it's really over.
Other notable TCA winners were AMC's Better Call Saul (best drama series), Michelle Williams (best drama) interpreter for FX's limited series Fosse / Verdon Netflix's Russian Doll (Best New Program), Chernobyl (Best Limited Series or Film), Michael Jackson Exposé of HBO Leaving Neverland (Best News / Information Program) and Netflix Queer Eye (best reality show).
Deadwood received the annual Heritage Award for "the recognition of the groundbreaking serial characters, the authentic landscape, the compelling stories and the meticulous attention to detail ̵
Overall, Amazon and HBO were the top winners, each with three awards, followed by two wins for Netflix.
The full list of winners can be found below.
OUTSTANDING SERVICES IN DRAMA
Better to call Saul – WINNER
The good fight
INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN DRAMA
Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
Patricia Arquette, Escape in Dannemora Christine Barans The Good Fight
Jodie Comer, Kill Eve
Billy Porter, Pose
Michelle Williams, Fosse / Verdon – WINNER