Jonathan Bailey wins Critics Choice award

The recognition is for his performance in Fellow Travelers.

Jonathan Bailey wins Critics Choice award

Jonathan Bailey has been a regular on British stage and screen for many years, but it was his breakout role in Bridgerton that brought him to the attention of the wider world.

He's now being recognised for his performance in Fellow Travelers - the Showtime series in which he stars with Matt Bomer.

Bailey won the Critics Choice award for ‘Best Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Made For Television’. Bomer was nominated in the ‘Best Actor’ category.

“I share this with you, Matt...” said Bailey during his acceptance speech - looking toward Bomer. “Those of you who have seen Fellow Travelers will know that Matt and I come together.”

Bailey's double-entendre and saucy delivery of the quip is already a meme that is all over Twitter.

Bailey went on to thank others involved with the show, including writer Ron Nyswaner, who “created the most beautiful, bruising important series”.

“For many [Fellow Travelers] is an education but for us, it’s a vital truth...” continued Bailey. “This series is a much-needed reminder that LGBTQ+ people have always existed. Mostly hidden. They have always been fighting for an easier life for the generations that follow. So I thank those who came before me. You created a world where I can stand here today and win an award for telling their story."

“The character I play, Tim, I’ll carry him forever..." added Bailey. "His love story with Hawk teaches us to tell the special people in our lives we love them before it’s too late. So, my special friends and family, I love you very much. I love you my 93-year-old nana who took me to the theatre when I was five and gave me a vocation, and who watched Fellow Travelers to the climax! I’m so proud of you and I’m bringing this trophy back to you and a cup of tea on Tuesday.”

“To all the people who lost their lives in the 80s and 90s, and to every LGBTQ+ person living in a bigoted community, which still surround us, this is for you...” concluded Bailey.

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