Sian Clifford, 38, gained the Female Performance In A Comedy Programme on the BAFTA Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards. The Fleabag actress beat her co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge and relayed her shock at being chosen to win.
As Sian fought again tears, the actress started her prolonged acceptance speech whereas holding the palm of her hand towards her face.
She mused: “Oh wow,” because the Fleabag actress appeared visibly overwhelmed.
The small-screen star started to wipe tears away from her face earlier than she started her acceptance speech.
“I don’t think you can see, but oh my God,” Sian chuckled.
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“Sorry but this is so unexpected. Oh my God, I don’t even believe in competition and all of the women I’m recognised with, I wouldn’t even be here.”
The Fleabag star appeared shocked by her win as she continued together with her speech.
“Oh my God. This is unbelievable. Thank you to everyone on my jury. I was on a jury for the first time this year.
“In truth, it was my first Zoom of lockdown. It was memorable and the connection was horrible.
Cutting her off, host Richard Ayoade interjected: “Thank you. I think the word you were looking for is that you beat Phoebe.”
“And that is why we need camera people. Get a grip.”
Sian reunited with Phoebe briefly over video hyperlink with fellow nominees Sarah Kendall and Gbemisola Ikumelo, and the quartet confirmed their humorous facet as they tweezed their faces whereas ready for presenter Greg Davies to announce the winner.
Tonight noticed the first-ever digital British Academy of Film and Television Awards broadcast on the BBC because the ceremony tailored to COVID-19 precautions.