Inside the TCA Awards: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Is the Best, Michelle Williams Shouts Out ‘Full House’

TheWrap | 8/3/2019 | Tony Maglio, Jennifer Maas
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The 2019 TCA Awards have all been handed out, but there was more to see Saturday than just some trophy presentations. TheWrap was in attendance at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom, where Showtime late-night hosts Desus & Mero emceed the annual summer event.

Here’s what else we witnessed:

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Hosts - Monologue - Pair - Chairs - Booze

Our hosts performed their monologue on a pair of chairs with some booze at the ready betwixt them. Desus Nice wore a traditional tux with the bowtie undone. The Kid Mero rocked a nice suit and tie beneath his trademark ball cap. Mero was quick to point out that he even wore his lone pair of dress socks for the occasion. Nice touch.

The two opened the show with a modification of their premium-TV schtick, only this time rolling clips from TCA Award-nominated programs and cracking wise about them. The game audience of critics and network executives was warm for the fellas, though, truth be told, the actual jokes left quite a bit to be desired.

Guys - Little - Debbie - Honey - Buns

Later, the guys returned to throw out Little Debbie Honey Buns to the attendees. Those sticky Frisbees sure could fly.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator and star of Amazon Prime Video’s “Fleabag” charmed the (jumpsuit) pants off the TCA when she honored us with her presence to accept multiple awards on behalf of her comedy series Saturday night. Waller-Bridge beamed when her speech for Individual Achievement in Comedy — her first trophy of the night — was proceeded by the “Fleabag” theme music, which she cooed “takes me back to the confessional.”

Hot - Priest - Charm - Holiness - Absence

No, she didn’t bring the Hot Priest with her, but her British charm was more than enough to make up for His Holiness’ absence.

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