BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Phoebe Waller-Bridge attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge has arrived at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Looking like the front woman to your favourite rock band in a tweed suit (Virginie Viard, are you responsible for this?), the 34-year-old British actress and writer is nominated for the Best Actress In A Comedy Series award for her role in Emmy-winning TV show Fleabag.

Anybody who has seen even the first few minutes of episode one of season one of Fleabag will understand when I ask: Can you imagine (presumably) pompous members of the Hollywood Foreign Press watching this show? Then again, Barack Obama did just name it one of his favourite series’ of 2019 – and he even featured in one rather compromising scene!

Series two of Fleabag – which wrapped in April – is the final instalment and peek into the life of Waller-Bridge’s titular character (whose name we never come to know). It explores the Londoner’s lonely life as she grapples with the death of her best friend, her troublesome family, running a rundown cafe and navigating some pretty awful and unfulfilling relationships. But the writing is absolutely brilliant and a show like you’ve never seen before. (Hello, the most confronting breakdown of the fourth wall.)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Phoebe Waller-Bridge attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: (L-R) Sian Clifford joins on-screen sister Phoebe Waller-Bridge attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

“I find writing really, really hard and really painful, but I’d like to say just honestly from the bottom of my heart that the reason that I do it is this,” Waller-Bridge said on stage at the Microsoft Theatre as she held her first Emmy in September.

If there’s anyone deserving of a Golden Globe tonight, it’s Waller-Bridge.

Watch the 2020 edition of the Golden Globes ceremony from 12 noon on January 6 on Foxtel’s Arena channel. Grazia.com.au will have rolling coverage of the red carpet, ceremony and after parties.  

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