Here's What Phoebe Waller-Bridge Said in Her Bleeped-Out Critics' Choice Speech
Phoebe Waller-Bridge continued her reign as the queen of hilariously NSFW acceptance speeches at the Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night. Just one week after her show Fleabag nabbed a Golden Globe award, the star earned the Critics’ Choice trophy for best actress in a comedy series, and a short yet quintessentially Phoebe-esque speech ensued, complete with a censored quip that had the audience in stitches.
“This has been an unbelievable week, and topping off, it’s giving me a really sexy voice,” the actress began after cracking a joke about partying with strangers in the crowd who were cheering her on. She went on to add, “I just want to say thank you to the critics for writing so kindly about this show and about my performance. Sometimes you don’t really know what you’ve made until people think about it and write it down and you read it again.”
“Honestly, if I ever imagined in a million years that I’d be standing up here getting things like this -” the star continued before The CW bleeped out her joking “for writing a character that literally looks at the camera and says, ‘F*ck me up the ass’ all the time, I wouldn’t believe it.” Hah! She added, “So um, thank you for getting behind that,” as the crowd went absolutely wild and audibly chuckled while she exited the stage.
Earlier in the evening, Waller-Bridge’s costar Andrew Scott earned the award for best supporting actor in a comedy series, and Fleabag beat out Schitt’s Creek, Pen15, and more for the best comedy series distinction. Ahead, see all the photos of Waller-Bridge’s big night out at the Critics’ Choice Awards, including a few frame-worthy snaps with Hot Priest.