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Andrew Scott winning a Critics’ Choice Award for playing Fleabag’s ‘hot priest’ is the new gay agenda

Reiss Smith January 13, 2020
Andrew Scott in a red suit with a fuschia shirt

Andrew Scott won best actor at the Critics' Choice Awards 2020. (Getty)

Andrew Scott was honoured for his important, thirst-inspiring work playing Fleabag‘s “hot priest” at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2020.

It was the role that united people of all genders, ages and orientations in God-fearing lust while making a Hollywood star of Irish actor Andrew Scott: Fleabag‘s hot priest.

Already acknowledged as the stand-out performance of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s brutally dark comedy, Scott’s turn as the dashingly human clergyman has now earned him his first-ever Critics’ Choice Award.

Andrew name-checked Waller-Bridge as he accepted the award, thanking her for “fostering an atmosphere that was so creative, generous and wonderful”.

It was a big night for the acclaimed BBC series, which also won best comedy as well as a best actress award for Waller-Bridge.

Accepting the former, the creator-star thanked Barack Obama for ranking Fleabag as one of his favourite shows of 2019.

“As some of you may know, he’s always been on mine,” she joked, referring to a scene in which her character masturbates to a speech by the former president.

Andrew Scott shocks the heterosexuals by using Grindr.

As Scott’s star has grown in stature, the straight tabloid media has scrambled to find seemingly salacious stories about his sex life.

Last week, a number of outlets reported that he had turned to Grindr to “secure a date”, having split from a long-term partner last year.

Much was made of the fact that Scott had shared a shirtless photo of himself on the app.

The actor alluded to his singledom in a recent interview with the the How To Fail with Elizabeth Day podcast, explaining that he dislikes the term “casual sex”.

“The idea that you can’t extract any kind of meaning from casual sex… I think that’s really dangerous because it invokes shame in people,” he explained.

“You can have incredibly potent, lifelong effects from meeting somebody over two weeks, or one week, or, you know, three hours.”

More: Andrew Scott, critics choice awards, Fleabag, phoebe waller-bridge

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