Emmy Twist: Fleabag Wins Best Comedy Over Veep and Mrs. Maisel

TVLine | 9/22/2019 | Michael Ausiello
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We called it! Fleabag was named Outstanding Comedy Series at Sunday’s 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards, triumphing over perceived favorites (and previous winners) Veep and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Amazon’s little-show-that-could had been riding a wave of awards-season momentum leading up to July’s nominations announcement, where the show netted a surprisingly potent 11 nominations vs. Maisel’s 20 and the eight that Veep scored for its final season. Fleabag entered Sunday’s kudoscast having already won two of its 11 awards at last week’s Creative Arts Emmy soiree (including Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series).

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